Clover, Medium Red, certified organic, 500 seedsTrifolium 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.
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.
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.
Rhodiola, Russian, 100 seedsSedum 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.
Sage, Kashmir, 10 seedsSalvia 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.
Sage, Middle Eastern, 20 seedsSalvia 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.
Sausage Tree, African, 5 seedsKigelia africana
As the name suggests, this tree is native to Africa. It grows slowly to a height of about 60 feet. The "sausages" can be three feet long and the tree has beautiful deep red flowers. It is suitable for zones 9-12 but can be grown indoors or as a bonsai. The main use in Africa is as a famine food for both people and livestock, but the traditional use is for skin conditions, everything from psoriasis to fungal infections. The leaves have antioxidant effects, but what is interesting is that the tree contains lapachol, the same chemical found in pau d"arco so its potential as a cancer herb is being researched.
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.
Schisandra, 20 seedsSchisandra 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.
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!
She-chuang-zi, organic, 100 seedsCnidium 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.
Solomon's Seal, 20 seedsPolygonatum 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.
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.
Spilanthes, organic, 100 seeds Acmella alba
Spilanthes is nicknamed the toothache plant. The leaves and flowers 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.
Rheum palmatum tanguticum
Turkey Rhubarb, 10 seedsRheum 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!
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.
Wild Yam, 6 aerial tubersDioscorea 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.
Wormwood, Redstem, 200 seedsArtemisia scoparia
This herb can be grown almost anywhere. In Chinese medicine, it is called yin chen and is considered a hepatoprotective herb. It is used to treat jaundice, inflammation of the gall bladder, and infections, especially staphylococcus and streptococcus. It is native to North Africa and tropical Asia, but will grow almost anywhere, even in poor soil, but it does like like shade. It is fragrant and beautiful.
Yarrow Seeds, 200 packAchillea 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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