Native people have used the roots of this plant for fever, catarrh and pain. This showy North American native displays its deep violet flowers in the fall. The Iroquois used it as a ‘love medicine' and as a ‘smudging' herb to revive the unconscious.
Best known for flavouring liqueurs such as anisette, ouzo, absinthe and sambuca. Drinks containing oil of anise remain transparent until water is added, causing the oil to "bloom" in a milky white or pale green clouds called a louche.
Used like lyreleaf sage for cancer and other conditions. (Cancerweed) Medicinal herb with impressive horticultural potential! Its rich bronze-purple foliage can be used for season-long contrast in virtually any garden setting.
Properly dried and stored, the root powder will retain its potency for years. The Inca consumed it prior to going into war to increase their strength. A dietary staple for indigenous peoples in the Andes since pre-Incan times, it was commonly traded for...
But be forewarned: some suggest the aromatic seeds have exactly the opposite effect! Whatever the effect on the libido, it is clear that it has an effect on hormonal balance. (Chasteberry; Vitex) So named because the seeds reputedly subdue the sexual...
It is hardier than its American cousin, surviving in the far north, and throughout Europe and even parts of north Africa. (Common Elderberry) Source of fruit for elderberry wine, pie and jelly, possesses extraordinary powers as a virus and bacteria fighter.
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
Mugwort is commonly grown for medicinal purposes, but also offers a pleasantly bitter flavor when used to season meats and poultry. Grow Heriloom Herbs - Plant Mugwort Seeds Easy to grow and commonly found in the northern hemisphere, Mugwort is an herbaceous...
Beautiful double orange-yellow upright trumpet-like flowers. (Thornapple; Devils Trumpet) Beautiful hallucinogenic plants from South America where they have a history of shamanic ritual use for divination, prophecy and sorcery.
Ease of Germination: Easy
Botanical Name: Datura metel 'Double Golden Queen'
It is currently under investigation as a possible perennial oilseed crop. Native of the Great Plains, and now naturalized throughout much of North America, it was used by the Sioux and the Lacota for food.
Stunning red-orange heirloom variety from Turkey. The small round fruit, 7cm/3" in diameter, are eaten when green, and when they turn orange they are good for stuffing. Heavy yields and insect resistant.