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Cross-referenced Index of Herb Names

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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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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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Rhodiola Russian
Sedum rhodiola

 

Rhodiola, Russian, 100 seeds
Sedum rhodiola

This seed came originally from Russia and has adaptogenic qualities similar to Siberian ginseng. Seedlings can be kept in plug trays for up to a year because they grow slowly and prefer a lot of cold. This plant has golden flowers and prefers limey soil or rock garden location with full sun and good drainage.

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Rosemary, organic, 100 seeds
Rosmarinus officinalis

 

Rosemary, organic, 100 seeds
Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb and the variety here is the one preferred for medicinal use. It is also more frost tolerant than the cultivars usually found in nurseries. You can estimate that this will thrive up to zone 6. Birds love rosemary as do chefs and distillers. Use the young leaves and flowers in cooking. The leaves are a bit tough so chop finely. Medicinally, rosemary is considered a sort of mood elevator and is used by those who are prone to depression as well as mental fatigue. It is also used for toxic shock syndrome. The flowers can be used as an eyewash. Rosemary likes full sun and dryish soil. The seeds can be sown directly onto the soil with a light covering of a planting medium. The germination rate is not great so plant more seeds than you expect to see growing. Later you can propagate with cuttings.

Please download pdf with additional information on planting and using rosemary.

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Salvia hians

 

Sage, Kashmir, 10 seeds
Salvia hians

As the name suggests, this sage is hardy to about 20° F. It stays in bloom quite long with pink to mauve to blue or purple flowers that have a fruity aroma. It is used as a tea and poultice in the Himalayas. It is an evergreen perennial that requires very little water.

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Salvia fruticosa

 

Sage, Middle Eastern, 20 seeds
Salvia fruticosa

This Middle Eastern variety of sage is suitable for xeriscaping. It grows about four feet high and has highly aromatic pink to purple flowers. It can be used in dried flower arrangements or processed as a medicinal herb for stomachaches and high blood pressure. It is also antifungal.

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Savory, Winter, organic, 100 seeds
Satureja montana

 

Savory, Winter, organic, 100 seeds
Satureja montana

Winter savory is a valuable medicinal as well as culinary herb. It is an evergreen shrub, perennial, that is native to Europe, from the Mediterranean to Russia. The plant is high in thymol (the same as found in thyme) and has a nice aroma. Its leaves can be harvested all summer long and used in cooking or eaten raw in salads.

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Schisandra chinensis

 

Schisandra, 20 seeds
Schisandra chinensis

Schisandra is hardy to zone 4 and produces white or pink flowers early in the season and red berries later. The berries hang like grapes in clusters. The Chinese name refers to the five tastes (as compared to six in Ayurvedic medicine). It is rare that any plant has all five tastes, but schisandra does. The berries are however quite tart. They can be eaten raw, dried, or cooked. They are adaptogenic and hepatoprotective. The seeds and branches are also used medicinally. To bear fruit, male and female plants are needed.

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Hippophae rhamnoides

 

Sea Buckthorn, 20 seeds
Hippophae rhamnoides

Sea buckthorn is rich in vitamins A and C, flavonoids, antioxidants, and other bio-active compounds. It is rich in fatty acids, rare for fruit, and is being investigated as a cancer preventative. The plant is native to Europe and Asia. It grows in Norway and Mongolia as well as Spain and Japan, hardy to zone 3. Sea buckthorn is a reliable germinator; expect to see green in two weeks. Scarify the seeds and plant them ten feet apart. Can be 30 feet tall!

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Cnidium monnieri

 

She-chuang-zi, organic, 100 seeds
Cnidium monnieri

This plant is common in China and attracts lots of pollinators. It is a perennial. Plant the seed in spring in moist soil where there is full sun or partial shade. Barely tap the seeds into the ground. It flowers from May to July and the seeds ripen in July and August. The seeds have been used medicinally for thousands of years, both internally and externally, mainly for itchiness in the genitalia (of both men and women.) It can be used as a wash or lotion. It is a parasiticide and can be used in the treatment of trichonomas infections. It enhances libido by increasing blood flow to the sexual organs, and it is used to treat osteoporosis.

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Polygonatum biflorum

 

Solomon's Seal, 20 seeds
Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's Seal is an important medicinal plant that is hardy to zone 3. It prefers the shade and coolness. The young shoots can be eaten as an asparagus substitute, but the plant is not to be eaten once mature. It is the roots that are used for food and medicine. It has been added at this time because the root is mucilaginous and nourishing to the kidneys which are taxed with the burden of excreting toxic metals and radioactive materials that might be ingested.

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Rumex acetosella

 

Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel, 100 seeds, organic
Rumex acetosella

Sheep"s sorrel is the host for small copper butterly and it is also eaten by grazing animals. It can be found in quite bad soil but it prefers the same habitat as blueberries. Its leaves are high in beta carotene and have a number of uses including Essiac tea. It is a parasiticide, for intestinal parasites.

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Acmella alba

 

Spilanthes, organic, 100 seeds
Acmella alba

Spilanthes is nicknamed the toothache plant. The leaves can be chewed and used for oral hygiene and pain relief. Spilanthes is antifungal and antiparasitic. It has also been used to treat co-infections of Lyme disease. The seeds take 1-2 weeks to germinate and require some warmth. Spilanthes is native to Brazil and Africa. It is easy to grow. Its properties are similar to echinacea. The plant is non-toxic and the leaves can be used sparingly in salads. It is perennial in warm climates and an annual in colder climates. Plant 12 inches apart.

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Turkey Rhubarb
Rheum palmatum tanguticum

 

Turkey Rhubarb, 10 seeds
Rheum palmatum tanguticum

This plant is actually native to China and Tibet. The root is dried and cured to make a strong laxative. It is another of the ingredients in the famous Essiac formula. Plant 3 feet apart!

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Anthyllis vulneraria

 

Vetch, Kidney, certified organic, 50 seeds
Anthyllis vulneraria

Kidney vetch is native to Europe and grows easily along rugged coasts, cliffs, and beaches. It is a perennial and likes full sun or partial shade. It is often used in skin ointments. It provides nectar and is also a nitrogen fixer.

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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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Wild Yam
Dioscorea batatas

 

Wild Yam, 6 aerial tubers
Dioscorea batatas

The underground and aerial tubers are tonic herbs and can be baked or fried. Use for nerve pain, irritable bowel syndrome, spermatorrhea, or female tonic.

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Achillea millefolium

 

Yarrow Seeds, 200 pack
Achillea millefolium

Cultivation: Easy. Sow in flat or direct seed. Germinates in about 8 days in warm soils. Space plants 18 inches apart. Grows vigorously in any kind of soil. Prefers full sun and very little water. Yarrow is a vulnerary (antiseptic), anti-inflammatory, hemostatic.

Herbaceous perennial. Native to temperate zones worldwide. Spreads joyfully. This is the hardy white-flowered species, wild harvested from the Oregon Siskiyou Mountains.

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