) The seed head is a natural comb, used for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics, particularly wool. ' The water found in the hollow of the leaves is commended as a cosmetic to render the face fair.' (Gerard) used to treat bowel disorders, eye problems, wens and warts.
THYME (Thymus vulgaris) food flavouring, in medieval times, ladies would embroider sprigs of thyme on their knights scarves to increase their bravery. Used to treat coughs, women's courses, eye problems, gout, sciatica, spleen disorders, warts, wens, wind and worms.
VALERIAN (Valeriana officinalis) flowers used in perfume and in medieval times the flowers were tucked into the clothes of the groom to ward off the envy of 'elves'. Used for loosening the bowels, headaches, tremblings, palpitations, hysteric complaints and the vapours.
VERVAIN (Verbena officinalis) in early Christian folklore it was held that vervain was used to staunch Jesus' wounds after he was removed from the cross. Used for lung and spleen disorders, dropsy, gout, jaundice and leprosy.