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Growing your own medicinal herbs/spices is easy and rewarding. Many believe you can heal the body naturally from many ailments just by consuming the right foods. These herbs can be extremely potent and SeedsNow.com does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of such seeds and/or plants. Always seek advice from a professional before growing and/or consuming seeds and/or plants for medicinal purposes. 11 Easy To Grow Medicinal Herbs >

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Amaranth – Red Garnet

Amaranth, Red Garnet (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Red Garnet Amaranth has many uses! Cook it as you would any other green, or allow it to flower for a beautiful display of brightly colored red flowers. The grain from the Red Garnet Amaranth can also be used. This plant isn’t shy either, with the right soil. it can grow 10+ feet! Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 12″-18″ apart 3-4 days 60-90 degrees Early spring 4+ feet tall 2+ feet 2+ What is Amaranth, Red Garnet? Amaranth is generally a summer annual. With stunning red flowers, this Amaranth is not only edible but beautiful too. This is a garnet colored sprout that has a wide variety of uses. Amaranth is very easy to grow, heat and drought resistant and grows exceptionally well if you have rich soil or compost. Health Benefits of Amaranth Do you have grey hair? Amaranth helps to prevent premature graying, mainly due to the minerals it contains. It helps to lower bad cholesterol and also can reduce inflammation and ease pain. Especially important for people suffering from diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Great for tackling high blood pressure and may even help prevent cancer. Don’t forget it is a wonderful source of protein. Ways to Consume Amaranth Amaranth is a lot like quinoa as far as being a “protein packed” seed. You can roast, pop, or boil these seeds. Use as a breakfast cereal, or combine it with other grains. Amaranth is a wonderful soup thickener because of it’s gelatinous quality when cooked. Cook the leaves of the Amaranth plant, similar to how you would cook/use spinach leaves. See Amaranth Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Amaranth on Pinterest.

Angelica

Angelica, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Angelica archangelica. “Angelica archangelica, commonly known as garden angelica, Holy Ghost, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant from the Apiaceae family, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.” – source/wiki “Angelica archangelica roots have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or tincture for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, nervous system, and also against fever, infections, and flu.” – source/wiki

Anise

Anise (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) A known digestive-aid, anti- flatulence agent and fights off coughs and colds! It has a long history of medicinal uses, but widely known for effectively fighting off your common colds or coughs. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 12″ apart 10-20 days 70+ degrees Early spring 2-4 feet 1 feet 1 What is Anise? Anise is known for it’s very aromatic seeds which are mostly used for cooking and herbal medicine. It is a flowering plant which has leaves that taste similar to licorice, fennel or tarragon. You may be familiar with the Anise flavor if you’ve had absinthe, because Anise seeds are the basis for this famous alcoholic beverage. Health Benefits of Anise Anise has a history of being used as a spice and fragrance. Uses range from treatment of digestive problems to toothaches. It helps breathing, relives pain, and eases thirst. Bloated? Try consuming a little anise. It also has been used to treat asthma, bronchitis and coughs. Ways to Consume Anise Anise is often added to licorice flavored foods and treats, but also wonderful when paired with dairy products, gelatin’s, puddings meats and candies. It is commonly used as a spice, but the seeds can be used as a breath freshener. See Anise Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Anise on Pinterest.

Black Root (Scorzonera)

Black Root (Scorzonera) This is a very powerful herb. We suggest doing a search online to learn more about this variety and its properties. Happy planting!

Borage

Borage (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Borage is a fairly common herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times. It’s best when grown in containers because it is extremely invasive. The flavor of these flowers is crisp and refreshing. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 6″ -12″ apart 5 days 70+ degrees Early spring 5+ feet 2+ 1 What is Borage? This gorgeous, but highly invasive medicinal herb will boast lovely blue and purple flowers and will get at least 5 feet tall wherever you plant it. Very easy to grow, it will re-seed year after year and will be a lovely piece for your garden. The flavor of the Borage flowers resemble cucumbers. cool and crisp. Health Benefits of Borage Borage is wonderful and has a great reputation for it’s beneficial affect on the mind. It’s been used to dispel melancholy and induce euphoria. It’s a soothing saline, diuretic herb that helps treat damaged or irritated tissues. The leaves can be used as well as an emollient and expectorant. Ways to Consume Borage Consume these edible flowers in your favorite fresh salads or as a lovely garnish to any dish! Dry the leaves and flowers to make an herbal tea. Freeze these lovely flowers into ice cube trays. Try adding them to wine, cider, and other fruit drinks. Borage pairs well with all salads, most cheeses, summer-like beverages and even fish. You can even “candy” these flowers and use them as edible decorations on cakes, tarts and ice cream. See Borage Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Borage on Pinterest.

Caraway

Caraway (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Caraway has very aromatice leaves and seeds that are delicious and used in a number of culinary ways. It grows in both cool and warm climates and is an easy to grow herb. Some even think it may contain powers, or so the legend goes. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.50 inch 8″-12″ apart 5 days 70+F Early spring +2′ +2′ 1 What is Caraway? Caraway is a biannual. This means it takes two years for the plant to mature, produce seeds, then die. During the winter you may not see any evidence of the plant even though the roots are preparing for spring. So mark your spot carefully so you don’t accidentally dig them up in the spring. An interesting legend that goes along with Caraway is that it had the power to prevent the theft of objects that had seeds nearby and it also kept lovers from losing interest in one another. Still, some believe Caraway has beneficial healing powers and you can use the oil, fruit and seeds as medicine. Health Benefits of Caraway Women can use Caraway oil to relieve menstral cramps. Feeling bloated or have a bit of indigestion? Chewing on a few Caraway seeds can help relieve your symptoms! Ways to Consume Caraway If you want to consume the leaves, pick them when they are young and tender. The roots are also edible when the plant is young. Use Caraway seeds in baked goods, such as breads, and buns. Add them to vegetable and fruit dishes, especially curries. Use leaves and seeds alike to make hot and cold teas. Caraway seeds have a sharp, pungent, slightly licorice taste that’s is delicious with green beans, potatoes, cabbage, onions, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, and apples. Try mixing it with cucumber and sour cream. It’s delicious with sausage and beef. See Caraway Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Caraway on Pinterest.

Catmint

Catmint, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seed Count | Appx. 180+ seeds/pack Catmint has a long history of use as a household herbal remedy, being employed especially in treating disorders of the digestive system and, as it stimulates sweating, it is useful in reducing fevers. – Catmint is considered to be beneficial in the treatment of fevers and colds. – It is also very useful in the treatment of restlessness and nervousness, being very useful as a mild nervine for children. Day to Maturity | 65 days Want more? View our entire collection of high-potency Medicinal Herb seed varieties. See Catmint Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Catmint on Pinterest.

Catnip

Catnip, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Nepeta cataria. Perennial. Classic aromatic scent that is proven to attract cats. They absolutely love to roll around in it.Plant produces flavorful leaves. Can be used in many culinary dishes and teas. Said to have medicinal properties to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Catnip is also a VERY effective mosquito repellent. According to ScienceDaily.com, nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.Simply grow catnip near the backyard or patio of your house. Day to Maturity | 85 days

Chamomile, German

Chamomile helps combat headaches, toothaches, and earaches. – Sometimes known as “the plant doctor”, because it is thought to help the growth and health of many other plants, especially ones that produce essential oils. – Thought to increase production of those oils, making certain herbs, like mints (spearmint, sage, oregano) and basil stronger in scent and flavor. – Can be taken as a herbal tea, two teaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea, which should be steeped for ten to fifteen minutes while covered to avoid evaporation of the volatile oils. Day to Maturity | 90 days Want more? View our entire collection of gourmet culinary & medicinal herb varieties. See Chamomile Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Chamomile on Pinterest.

Chamomile, Roman

Chamomile helps combat headaches, toothaches, and earaches. – Sometimes known as “the plant doctor”, because it is thought to help the growth and health of many other plants, especially ones that produce essential oils. – Thought to increase production of those oils, making certain herbs, like mints (spearmint, sage, oregano) and basil stronger in scent and flavor. – Can be taken as a herbal tea, two teaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea, which should be steeped for ten to fifteen minutes while covered to avoid evaporation of the volatile oils. Day to Maturity | 90 days Want more? View our entire collection of gourmet culinary & medicinal herb varieties. See Chamomile Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Chamomile on Pinterest.

Chervil (French Parsley)

Chervil, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Chervil, aka French Parsley has many various traditional uses. Chervil is “a delicate annual herb related to parsley. It is commonly used to season mild-flavoured dishes.” (source)- Pregnant women were bathed in an infusion of it; a lotion of it was used as a skin cleanser; and it was used medicinally as a blood purifier. – It was also claimed to be useful as a digestive aid, for lowering high blood pressure, and, infused with vinegar, for curing hiccups Day to Maturity | 60 days See Chervil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Chervil on Pinterest.

Cilantro (Coriander) – Slow Bolt

Cilantro (Coriander), Slow Bolt (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) This slow-bolting strain is grown primarily for its broad, deep green, celery-like, pungent foliage. – Used in Oriental and Mexican cuisine – Use seed to flavor meats, pickles and baked goods Day to Maturity | 60 days Additional Details Coriander contains antioxidants. It has also been used as a folk medicine for the relief of anxiety and insomnia. Coriander has also been documented as a traditional treatment for diabetes. See Cilantro/Coriander Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Cilantro on Pinterest.

Cumin

Cumin, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Cumin seeds have widely been used to flavor rice, breads, beans, meats, and other dishes. Often used to flavor Curry Powder. Day to Maturity | 90 days See Cumin Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Cumin on Pinterest.

Dill – Bouquet

Dill, Bouquet (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Annual. 3 ft. plant with strongly aromatic foliage, stems, and heads. Excellent for pickling. Day to Maturity | 65 days Additional Details Dill has a very long history of herbal use going back more than 2,000 years. The seeds are a common and very effective household remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. An infusion is especially efficacious in treating gripe in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic, carminative, mildly diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant and stomachic. Other Medicinal Properties Dill is also used in the form of an extracted essential oil. Used either in an infusion, or by eating the seed whole, the essential oil in the seed relieves intestinal spasms and griping, helping to settle colic. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. Dill is also a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies, it can be used with antispasmodics such as Viburnum opulus to relieve period pains. Dill will also help to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and will then be taken by the baby in the milk to help prevent colic. See Dill Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Dill on Pinterest.

Dill – Dukat

Dukat dill is a particularly fine plant with amazing flavor and large heads. If you like dill you will love to try this new variety in your garden This variety is darker than most other dill varieties. Excellent fresh or dried. Grown for homemade dill pickles. Can be grown in containers, raised beds, and any other location in full sun. Annual plant. Adds great flavor and color to many culinary creations. Additional Details Dill has a very long history of herbal use going back more than 2,000 years. The seeds are a common and very effective household remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. An infusion is especially efficacious in treating gripe in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic, carminative, mildly diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant and stomachic. Other Medicinal Properties Dill is also used in the form of an extracted essential oil. Used either in an infusion, or by eating the seed whole, the essential oil in the seed relieves intestinal spasms and griping, helping to settle colic. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. Dill is also a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies, it can be used with antispasmodics such as Viburnum opulus to relieve period pains. Dill will also help to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and will then be taken by the baby in the milk to help prevent colic. See Dill Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Dill on Pinterest.

Dill – Mammoth

Annual plant. Adds great flavor and color to many culinary creations. 3 ft. plant with strongly aromatic foliage, stems, and heads. Excellent for fresh pickling. Day to Maturity | 40 – 65 days Additional Details Dill has a very long history of herbal use going back more than 2,000 years. The seeds are a common and very effective household remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. An infusion is especially efficacious in treating gripe in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic, carminative, mildly diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant and stomachic. Other Medicinal Properties Dill is also used in the form of an extracted essential oil. Used either in an infusion, or by eating the seed whole, the essential oil in the seed relieves intestinal spasms and griping, helping to settle colic. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. Dill is also a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies, it can be used with antispasmodics such as Viburnum opulus to relieve period pains. Dill will also help to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and will then be taken by the baby in the milk to help prevent colic. See Dill Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Dill on Pinterest.

Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

Beautiful purple coneflower echinacea seeds Make your own tea

Endive – Broadleaf, Classic

Endive (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Endive is a leafy vegetable belonging to the daisy family. – Endive can be cooked or used raw in salads. – Rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially in folate and vitamins A and K, and is high in fiber. Day to Maturity | 50-60 days

Endive – Broadleaf, Full Heart Batavian

Endive – Full Heart Batavian (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) This plant produces excellent yields of dark green curly leaves with large tender crisp ribs. – An excellent choice for salads greens. – Endive is rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially in folate and vitamins A and K, and is high in fiber. Day to Maturity | 80-90 days

Endive – Green Curled

Endive – Green Curled (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Endive is a healthy and delicious leafy green. The Green Curled Endive plant produces dark green curly leaves with large tender crisp ribs. – Excellent salads and sandwiches – Also boiled or steamed – Extremely easy to grow – Endive is rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially in folate and vitamins A and K, and is high in fiber. Day to Maturity | 90 days

Growing your own medicinal herbs/spices is easy and rewarding. Many believe you can heal the body naturally from many ailments just by consuming the right foods. These herbs can be extremely potent and SeedsNow.com does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of such seeds and/or plants. Alway