Latin Name: Artemisia abrotanum syn. Artemisia altissima, Abrotanum mas.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Old Man, Lad's Love, Boy's Love, Sweet Benjamin, Appleringie, Garderobe, Armoise Citronelle, Aurone, Our Lord’s Wood, Maid's Ruin, Abrotana, Ebberante, Kaysum & Sitherwood.
Description: Southernwood is a shrubby perennial herb native to Southern Europe but is now cultivated in many temperate regions of the world, it grows to a height of 1-1.5 metres. The bi-pinnate leaves are finely divided and feathery, approximately 5cm in length and bluish-green to silvery-green in colour. The flower heads are composed dense panicles of tiny flowers which are yellowish-grey in colour the panicles are approximately 20-30cm in length.
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SUGGESTED USESouthernwood is used as an insect repellent; it’s a good herb to add to sachets to place in linen cupboards to keep moths at bay. The leaves have a camphor-like lemony fragrance and can be added to pot-pourri, it can also be added to culinary recipes sparingly where bitterness is required.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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