Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Wood sage

1. Wood sage is known as hart’s ease, as it’s eaten by sick deer [Leith Hill, Surrey, December 2007].

2. An old lady recently deceased cured two cases of St Vitus’ dance with a brew of wood sage after doctors had given them up. About 1930ish [Gronant, Clwyd, March 1994].

Image: Howth Peninsula, Fingal; November 2014.