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A pun­gent, hairy-leaved, peren­nial which grows in a thick mound. The oil within its leaves is loved by cats. You can use the leaves for a mint flavoured tea and as a poul­tice for cuts and bruises. Grow in full sun in free drain­ing soil.

Com­mon Mal­low

This herb grows as a weed in my garden. Its leaves are hairy, crin­kled and deeply veined. The flow­ers are pink, white or mauve. The leaves can be used to re­duce in­flam­ma­tions and to ease bee stings. It grows in full sun in nor­mal garden soil.

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