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Edible Herbs

 
Marshmallow Seeds
Althaea officinalis

 

Marshmallow, 100 seeds
Althaea officinalis

This plant is a major medicinal and can be consumed as a tea or extract. It is easy to grow, immune enhancing, and soothing. Marshmallow is a demulcent herb that is very soothing to tissues. It is immune enhancing and gentle in action. It is an easy to grow perennial, native to Europe. Though all parts of the plant can be used medicinally, it is usually the root that is dried and then either sliced and used as a tea or powdered and used externally in poultices.

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Angelica archangelica

 

Angelica, Official, organic, 100 seeds
Angelica archangelica

Angelica is native to Europe, the Himalayas, and Siberia and is very cold tolerant. The seeds are fragile and need light to germinate. It has only leaves in the first year and then has greenish-yellow flowers the second year. It has been cultivated in Scandinavia for a thousand years and Laplanders often add it to reindeer milk. The stems and seeds are used as flavoring in many liqueurs, such as Chartreuse and Benedictine. The dried leaves are used with hops in making beer. It is very aromatic and the essential oil is expensive! The roots are used in medicine, particularly for typhoid but also for colds and congestion. The other plant parts are carminative and aid digestion.

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Lamb's Quarter Seeds, organic
Chenopodium album

 

Lamb's Quarters, 300 seeds
Chenopodium album

Wild medicinal food. Soft, slightly downy, and mucilaginous leaves, like — high in protein, calcium, and vitamin A. Dried herb good in soups. The seeds are also edible and nutritious and make good bird feed.

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Sunflower Fat Mama
Helianthus annuus

 

Sunflower, Fat Mama, 50 seeds
Helianthus annuus

The Fat Mama seed is the type preferred by birds and for eating. It is also used to produce sunflower oil. It is an annual and can grows to 7-12 feet tall and produce seed heads as large as 24 inches in diameter. If planted with scarlet runner beans, the beans will climb the sunflower stalks. Sunflower can also be used to detoxify soil, including reducing the radioactivity from exposure to nuclear hazards.

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Purslane Organic Seeds
Portulaca oleracea

 

Purslane, organic, 100 seeds
Portulaca oleracea

This lovely succulent is a source of omega-3 fatty acids and can be eaten as a salad. It is a rich source of vitamins A & C and grows wonderfully with sun and water.

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Violet sweet
Viola odorata

 

Violet, Sweet, organic, 50 seeds
Viola odorata

Likes moist soil in shade or partial sun. They are very frost hardy (to zone 5) perennial ground covers. The seed is slow to germinate. Plant in fall for spring appearance. Violets are a traditional remedy, used for mouth sores, including oral cancers. This is a German cultivar and was a favorite of Hildegard of Bingen who used it topically for cancer treatment. The young leaves are edible and can be used in salads or soups. The act as a thickener when used in soups. They can also be used to make a tea. Violets contain salicylic acid and are pain relieving.

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