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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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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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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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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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