Grows to about 3ft. Likes good drainage. Small daisy-like flowers. Used for flavouring beer and as a cooking herb and in salads. Made as a tea it has been used as a cold remedy. The leaves can also be used in pot pourri and insect-repellent sachets. Stuff chicken with leaves. Sprinkle on potato salad.
Chicken with English mace:
4 chicken breasts; 2tbsp yoghurt; 2tbsp dijon mustard; seasoning; olive oil; 6tbsp chopped mace leaves; juice of 1 lemon
Mix yoghurt and mustard and coat chicken. Season. Place on foil with mace leaves. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Wrap foil into parcel. Cook for 30 minutes at 190C/375F
(Jekka McVicar The Complete Herb Book)