Anise. Pimpinella anisum
Anise Pimpinella anisum
Pimpinella anisum is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia. An erect, tender annual on thin roots, growing up to 60 cm (2 ft) tall. The lower leaves are broad, toothed and triangular with upper leaves that are smaller, divided and narrow. The …
Roots of this common wildplant are said to have blood-purifying properties. Useful for skin diseases, including eczema. Recent medical evidence supports folkloric use for …
Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecumCommon ingredient of curry powder.
Used in oriental sauces, soups, stews, and for seasoning and preserving butter.
Enjoys much commercial use for making imitation maple, vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavours.
approx 25 Seeds per …
Nepeta cataria ssp. citriodora ‘Lemony’
Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Easy
For years we have carried ‘Lemon Catnip’ and while it had a perceptable hint of lemon, it never quite lived up to its name. Finally, here is a lemon catnip that truly smells of lemons. What a …
Motherwort – leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort – leonurus cardiacaBees love the handsome, purple-pink flower spikes. Grows to 6 feet. Easy to grow from seed and self sows. Has been used to treat female disorders throughout the centuries.
Approx. 250 seeds per …
Mullein (Common) Verbascum thapsus
The leaves are a rubefacient, which means that if you rub them against your skin it will become red and irritated, which is something to remember when you’re in the woods looking for toilet paper substitutes. It also means that when you’ve been handling it, your hands get a warm, fuzzy feeling. Some …
(Eleuthero ginseng; Ci wu jia) Species used by Russian cosmonauts and athletes to improve endurance. Possesses powerful tonic and restorative properties and was found to relieve the effects of mental and physical stress. Its action differs from that of true ginseng as it does not cause insomnia in large doses. Very hardy shrub; requires shade. …