Woodruff (Galium odoratum), also known as sweetscented bedstraw, has been in use since the 9th century. In earlier times it was used as a medicinal herb. In many areas, woodruff is used to make May wine. It is primarily native to Eurasia and grows in woods.
Woodruff is commonly used in ice cream, syrup and sweets. However, it can also be hung up in closets to repel moths.
Care should be taken not to consume too much woodruff at once, as it can cause drowsiness and headaches, but it is completely safe in small quantities.
Woodruff should be stored at fridge temperature.