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Seeds for Growing Herbs to Make Tea

 

Trifolium pratense

 

Clover, Medium Red, certified organic, 500 seeds
Trifolium pratense

Red clover is a medicinal herb, native to Europe and Asia but is found worldwide. It is hardy to -40 degrees. It germinates very quickly, often in three days, and can be used as a cover crop to fix nitrogen and to replace unwanted weeds. Red clover is the primary ingredient in the famous Hoxsey tonic which we provide under the name of Sundance since Dr. Christopher said that his Dogwood formula was the same as that of Chief Sundance (and we determined it is the same as that of Hoxsey.) Red clover blossoms are also made into herbal teas and ointments.

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Ginkgo biloba

 

Ginkgo, 20 seeds
Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo trees are considered by some to be living fossils since they have apparently been on this Planet for 150 million years. This is a testament to their strength and endurance. These are fresh seeds and should be planted immediately upon receipt. The germination rate is about 40% and each tree is one sex so another tree of the opposite sex is required to produce fruit and more seeds. The trees cannot be sexed until mature so it is basically necessary to plant a number of trees if one wants seeds. Ginkgo leaves are used in medicine as an anti-radiation remedy as well as brain tonic. The fruit is delicious when roasted or used in a stir fry, but it has a rather unpleasant smell if it rots on the ground. If planting these trees, give them lots of room because they will be around for generations. Do study their needs since they do not like to be transplanted!

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Holy Basil Seeds - Rama Tulsi
Ocimum tenuiflorum

 

Holy Basil Seeds, Rama Tulsi, 50 seeds
Ocimum tenuiflorum

Tulsi means "the incomparable one" and this holy basil is one of the most revered herbs in India. It is highly aromatic and is used for purifying space, more or less as incense is used or smudging is done in other cultures. The leaves are green and the stems are purple. It is highly aromatic. Please allow at least 16 days for germination.

Please note, there was a name change for these seeds in December 2010. These are what used to be called Krishna Tulsi.

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum

 

Jiao-gu-lan, organic, 10 seeds
Gynostemma pentaphyllum

This plant, despite its name, is actually Japanese, but it is found from the north of China to Vietnam. It is a climbing vine and tolerates extreme cold. It is an antioxidant and is adaptogenic. The leaves are used to make tea that tastes a bit like nettles, and those who drink it say it promotes longevity. It is used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as to relieve hangovers. It is also reported to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

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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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Verbascum olympicum

 

Mullein, Greek, organic, 100 seeds
Verbascum olympicum

As the name suggests, this mullein in native to Greece. According to Richo Cech, this particular mullein produces the most flowers. The flowers are truly abundant and showy and much easier to strip than V. thapsus. The seeds can be sown directly on the ground but need light to germinate. The plant grows about six feet tall. Mullein is used medicinally to make ear oil, teas, and tinctures.

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