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Common Name: germander
Botanical Name: Teucrium pyrenaicum
Native Range: Pyrenees

A description of the use of germander in Enquiry into Plants by Theophrastus, c. 350-287 BC:

Of germander the leaves pounded up in olive-oil are useful for fractures and wounds and for spreading sores; the fruit purges bile, and is good also for the eyes; for ulcers in the eye they pound up the leaf in olive-oil before applying it. It has leaves like the oak, but its entire growth is only about a palm high; and it is sweet both to smell and taste.

Last updated: 1/3/2020