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Used sparingly in sauces, soups and stuffings, this herb is sometimes substituted for mint but has bitter overtones. Use costmary leaves to flavor refreshing beverages, iced soups and fruit salads, and to green salads, sachets, and for pretty garnishes.

Its scent and flavor (nibble the edges of the leaf) will perk up your spirits!

A custom that endears a person to costmary is its use as a bookmark. Since colonial days, costmary leaves have marked the pages of Bibles and prayer books, hence its nickname, Bible leaf.

Balsamita major, a perennial, also known as alecost, grows to 4 feet and is not particular as to soil.

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