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Medicinal & Tea

Medicinal herbs have been used to treat common ailments for thousands of years. We keep a variety of them in our home, as a first line of defense before going to the doctor. They are typically supportive and restorative, and they are not intended to be a substitute for modern medicine in the treatment of any illness.

  • Lavender, Vera

    Grown for it's beautifully scented flowers, lavender is very versatile plant.  It is beautiful as a perennial in a flower bed with it's feathery spikes of light purple flowers above it's gray-green foliage, but it's flowers are excellent dried for...

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  • Lemon Balm

    A member of the mint family, lemon balm has a pleasant lemony scent and flavor. It is excellent in teas, and is traditionally used as a mosquito repellant. It is a smaller plant, growing more as a groundcover. Less so than catnip, it still can become...

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  • Lemon Balm - Organic

    A member of the mint family, lemon balm has a pleasant lemony scent and flavor. It is excellent in teas, and is traditionally used as a mosquito repellant. It is a smaller plant, growing more as a groundcover. Less so than catnip, it still can become...

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  • Lemon Mint

    Although a member of the mint family, this is actually a bee balm or monarda, monarda citriodora. It has beautiful light purple flowers with a lemony scent when the leaves are crushed. It is frequently made into teas, but can be used in savory cooking...

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  • Marshmallow

    Perennial, hardy in zones 3-9. Traditionally the root is used to sooth irritated skin of the throat, eyes, and lungs.     Minimum of 100 seeds per packet.

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  • Mullein

    Mullein

      Biennial in zones 4-9. Traditionally used to treat coughs, mullein has striking yellow flower stalks that grow from a base of wooley gray green leaves.     Minimum of 200 seeds per packet.

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  • Pennyroyal

    A perennial, hardy in zones 6-9, I like pennyroyal for its insect repelling properties. It has a strong, minty smell that mosquitoes don’t like.  I like planting it around my deck to keep the skiters at bay.    Minimum of 200 seeds...

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  • Plantain

      Perennial in zones 4-9, this common lawn weed is traditionally used to sooth cuts and wounds and stings.  It is also traditionally used to treat problems such as asthma and bronchitis.     Minimum of 200 seeds per packet.

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  • Spearmint

    80 day.  Spearmint has a wonderful flavor that goes great in desserts, teas and salads.  Mints can be invasive, so care must be taken to keep them contained.   Minimum of 200 seeds per packet.

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  • St. John's Wort

    This beautiful perennial shrub has been traditionally used as an antidepressant. It has bright yellow flowers over green foliage. Hardy to zone 3.     Minimum of 50 seeds per packet.

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  • Stevia

    This super sweet herb is a great choice for a natural sweetener.  Just grow and dry the leaves and use the powdered leaves to sweeten almost anything.  My daughter loves stevia sweetened tea, yogurt and even whipped cream! Minimum of 25 seeds...

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  • Stinging Nettle

    Perennial in zones 3-10, stinging nettle is frequently found growing wild in forest edges. The young shoots can be cooked and eaten and the dried leaves are very nutritious. I use nettle in teas for soothing cold symptoms. Care must be taken in...

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  • Valerian

    Valeriana Officinalis. Valerian is a hardy perennial that blooms in mid summer with sweetly scented flowers.  Flower extracts were used as perfume in the 16th century.  It is native to Europe and parts of Asia.  The root is prepared to...

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  • Wormwood

    Before the use of hops, wormwood was used as the bittering agent in beers. Its leaves have been used in absinthe, vermouth and other liqueurs for its bittering qualities. Traditionally used to treat digestive ailments and intestinal worms. It does best...

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  • Yarrow

    A flowering aster, yarrow is beautiful and an excellent companion plant. It is thought to repel some bad bugs but is especially helpful in attracting predatory wasps, lady bugs and hoverflies. Will grow 18-24 inches tall. Traditionally the plant has been...

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