This beautiful and common flower produces a delicious caffeine-free infusion that has some major health benefits.
The vibrant flowers produce a grassy tasting infusion that is rich in vitamin C and melatonin.
The name was borrowed from Old French “ne m’oubliez pas” and first used in English in c.1532. Loans and translations of it can be found in most European and some non-European languages.
Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted “Forget-me-not”. This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate. It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.
Other names: Scalavender, Myosotis scorpioides