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More extensively used in the past, this herb is still a part of Ethiopian cuisine, especially the leaves and berries of the plant. It was used extensively during the Roman times, and still holds on to some popularity in Mediterranean countries, despite its bitter taste. Added to flavor grappa.
Matches well with: eggs, cheese, fish.
Healing properties: no significant healing properties can cause discomfort. Used to be considered protection against plagues and pestilence.
Magical Properties: protective, wards off unwanted advances