Discussion about medicinal plants such as bog myrtle.
Nan MacLeod discusses medicinal plants, including bog myrtle which has a strong smell and can keep midges away. One company had plans to grow it on Skye. Oil from the plant can prevent proliferation of mites in the home or keep pests from vegetables. It can also be used for dyes and is not poisonous. Eyebright was used in older times as a treatment for eye problems, while heather was used as a foundation for roads. These things are known through the oral tradition.