This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A perennial Labiate about 1 1/2 ft. high, native of South Europe. The young shoots are used for seasoning and salads, and also in the manufacture of liqueurs and scents, as well as for making decoctions for invalids. It grows in any garden soil in warm sunny spots.