Black Walnut, glycerite (no alcohol), 2 oz. Juglans nigra
The Cherokee used the nut as an anthelmintic, especially for tapeworms. Peter Holmes adds roundworms to the list. Black walnut has laxative properties but is well tolerated. It relieves lymphatic congestion, presumably mainly in patients with parasitic infections.
Bodhi Tree, 100 Seeds, 100 seeds per packet, open pollinatedFicus religiosa
The holy of the holy! The bodhi tree belongs to the fig family and can be grown in pots or outdoors in climates that do not have frost. Outdoors, it grows extremely fast, but it pots, growth is seriously restricted. The tree produces red flowers in February and edible fruit in May or June. All parts of the tree are used medicinally, but, of course have different properties ranging from intestinal and skin disorders to cancer.
Boswellia Serrata, Indian Frankincense, 10 seedsBoswellia Serrata
Indian frankincense or shallaki as it is known in Ayurveda has many of the same properties as the North African and Arabian Peninsula varieties but the aroma is quite different as are the traditional uses. In India, boswellia is generally used to alleviate joint pains that are associated with arthritis, but it is also prescribed for bronchial asthma and Crohn"s disease. In Europe, it is being used to treat many kinds of cancer, but especially brain cancer. It is not easy to grow but can become tall, 30 feet. It requires watering when first planted but as the tree matures, it likes rather quick draining soil. It is the resin that is used both medicinally and to make incense.
Carob, open pollinated, 7 seedsCeratonia siliqua
Carob is Mediterranean plant that likes full sun and fast draining soil. It is not very frost tolerant, but does well in the right place. The seeds should be deeply scarified and dropped in boiled water and then left overnight or longer. The seed needs the water before it will germinate. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep. The trees take a long time to mature and one needs both male and female plants so several trees should be planted. Years from planting, the pods can be eaten raw or cooked as a chocolate substitute or as animal fodder.
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