The mythological powers of our ingredients run deep. The herbs we use to craft Valhalla have historically been used in the north as remedies to heal both mind and soul. Legend has it that warriors carried these herbs to help staunch the bleeding of wounds and cuts from battles.
POSSESSED BY THE HOLY GHOST
The aromatic herb Angelica is part of the parsley family. It carries a bitter flavour, and strong aroma. But the legends surrounding it tell an even more intriguing story. Angelica was said by an angel in a dream to be a cure for the plague. It was used to keep evil spirits and witchcraft at bay – referred to as “The root of the Holy Ghost”.
BATTLE WOUND REMEDY
Achillea is a flowering plant with a bitter and peppery taste used in the preparation of food and drinks. Legend has it that Achilles, the hero of the Trojan War, carried Achillea (hence its name) with his army to help staunch the bleeding of wounds and cuts from battles.
FOR LUCID MINDS
Artemesia is a plant that is used primarily as a bitter in liqueurs. It is perhaps most famous for having been used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe. Age-old legend has it that Artemesia gives psychic abilities to practitioners. We will let you decide whether or not there is any truth to this claim. However, this plant is widely used in the preparation of a wide variety of food and drink, like spirits, tea, wine and vermouths.