Winter Savory Folklore

For centuries Winter Savory has been gathered and dried for use as a strewn herb (our modern day term would be air freshener), an ingredient for perfume and potpourris, a tonic tea and a special addition to the May Day wine (Maibowl), a special European celebration to herald the return of spring.

Teutonic warriors tucked sprigs of sweet woodruff in their helmets, believing that the herb would promote success in battle.

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