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The Daily Cuppa

Herb Collection

Venus Prefers the Myrtle Shrub

Her allspice of choice

Image by Forest & Kim Starr via Wikimedia

Evergreen myrtle grows from the Mediterranean to India. Chefs use it interchangeably with rosemary or bay leaf, but the berries taste bitter. Some use it to clear the lungs, improve lower GI function, and more.

Artists depict Aphrodite with myrtle adorning her head, so it represents love…



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