Also called "Bog Myrtle" & "Badge of the Campbells", Sweet Gale is a deciduous shrub with fragrant wood & leaves found abundantly in the Northern Hemisphere especially on the Scottish moors & bogs. It has been used as a substitute for hops in Yorkshire in a beer named appropriately "Gale Beer". The seeds & leaves have also been used in soups & stews, perfumes & candles. This is not surprising since it is in the same family as bayberry, which is a popular candle scent. Used as a tea infusion it has been known to ease stomach disorders. This is relatively unknown herb is well suited for holiday beers.