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.
Ashitaba and is a type of angelica that has edible leaves. The nickname is "Tomorrow"s Leaf" because if you pick a leaf, a replacement appears the next day. As such, it is regarded as a longevity plant than doubles as being anti-infective. It is maritime and a little tricky regarding germination. Then, it likes warmth and sunlight. It is very interesting looking and the stalks are edible, sort of like celery. It is a plant source of vitamin B-12 which is very interesting for vegetarians. Ashitaba is biennial and hardy to zones 6 to 12.
Lamb's Quarters, 300 seedsChenopodium 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.
Marshmallow, 100 seedsAlthaea 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.
Purslane, organic, 100 seedsPortulaca 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.
These sunflowers are the type preferred by birds as well as for expressing oil. They grow about five feet tall and beans can be planted between them as the beans will run up the stalks of the sunflowers. This variety produces a very large seed head that matures in 60 days. Sunflower can also be used to detoxify soil, including reducing the radioactivity from exposure to nuclear hazards.
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