Bible Leaf They Called Her

Costmary, (tanacetum balsamita) used as a fan during church services on hot days, has many home and health benefits

Image of the costmary plant growing in my garden by Katie Michaelson.

I became enchanted with Costmary years ago when I found the dried leaves in an old book. I asked my aunt about the dried leaf and she told me the lore.




Come have a cuppa with me in my garden. Enjoy the plants, critters, and people who gather here, discovering the delights of simple living and the wisdom the earth shares with us.

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Katie Michaelson

Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.

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