Sea Wormwood

(Artemisia maritima) "It is reported by such as dwell neere the sea side, that the cattell which doe feed where it groweth become fat and lusty very quickly" (Gerard), who also noted its value, along with most other members of the genus, in keeping insects at bay: "the herbe with his stalkes laid in chests, presses and wardrobes, keepeth clothes from moths, and other vermin". Country people in Essex used to rub the forehead with a handful of sea wormwood to cure a headache.

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