This low-growing shrub has loads of uses and is very hardy once established. It is native to the dry, rocky areas of Morocco and Spain.
Traditionally, the plant has been used to treat digestive problems, expel intestinal parasites, assist with jaundice of the liver, as a rub for joint pain, a topical painkiller, a wound healing aid and a wash for ring worm. It also has mild stimulant properties.
It is also great as a flea, moth and silverfish repellant.
It also has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties.
And if that wasn’t enough, it is also used to flavour sauces and soups.
This drought-tolerant plant prefers full sun conditions. Happy yellow flowers will appear in summer.