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While some people may dismiss herbal remedies as quackery, the use of botanicals is well  rooted in medical practice. Ancient doctors methodically collected information about herbs and developed well-defined pharmacopoeias to treat a variety of  ailments. More than a quarter of all drugs used today contain active ingredients derived from those same ancient plants.

It's estimated that nearly 80  percent of the world's population use herbs for some aspect of primary health  care. In the United States, more than 1,500 botanicals are sold as dietary supplements; top-selling herbs include echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, ginseng, ginkgo, saw palmetto, aloe, ephedra, Siberian ginseng, and cranberry.

Old proverb, “why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?”

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Anise

ANIS

Pimpinella anisum                         

One of the oldest known spices in England. Wonderful licorice flavor has been added to breads and sausage in Italy for centuries. This easy to grow and harvest annual is similar to dill.  Aids digestion and eases cough.                       GBO          

Basil, Genovese

Basil, Genovese                                       

Ocimum basilicum

Historical Information: Basil means ‘King’ in Greek. Indicating a royal position, ‘King of all herbs! No tomato dish should be with out sweet basil!

This traditional fragrant plant grow 18-24”, makes the best choice for pesto, having large Italian leaves, spicy flavor and aroma.  Make successive plantings for continuous summer supply.  Annual                     GBO

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Basil, Lettuce Leaf (pre1885)

A classic heirloom with large 3-4” crumpled lettuce-type leaves, on compact 18-24” sturdy plants. Annual                                      GBO H                     

Basil, Purple Dark Opal

Basil, Purple Dark Opal  (1885)

Italian strain very uniform, purple flowers and leaves nice spice and aroma, beautiful garnish and make a unique pesto and great for salad dressings! Annual                   GBO H  

Basil, Thai

Basil, Thai

Although basil, this basil has a unique anis-clove like spicy taste all of its own.  Commonly used in Asian dishes. Nice plants are 12-18”tall, stems and flowers are purple with green leaves. Annual                     GBO

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis                                    

The herb of gladness for its exhilarating effect.  These tiny blue star-shaped flowers are great for attracting bees. The leaves are covers with stiff white wooly hairs.  Spreads very easy, plants grow to 2-3’ and are somewhat frost tolerant.  Plant with cucumbers, borage has a cucumber taste.  Annual                                  GBO H

Catnip

Catnip

Nepeta catarioa                 

Bushy mint looking plant spread 2-3’. Cats love its euphoric effect, acting as a mild sedative for humans, easy to dry. Drought tolerant.  Perennial                                  GBO H

Chives

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum                

Mild onion taste, great for freezing, drying and fresh. Beautiful lavender flowers can be dried and used in oils, nice in flower arrangements also.  Excellent bug deterrent!  Plants will self seed.  Perennial GBO H

Comfrey

Common Comfrey

Symphytum officinale                                  

Well-known and used variety used for centuries. Purple, rose or white flowers. Some eat the leaves for salads or steamed, some authorities say its very high in alkaloids and should not be consumed.  Leaves are ‘prickly’. Excellent for building soil and compost as a nitrogen fixer upper. Loaded with calcium iron and other great ‘goodies’ from nature.   GBO H                 

Cilantro SlowBolt

Cilantro Slow-Bolt

Coriandurm sativum                              

Coriander also known as Cilantro has been widely appreciated for its culinary and medicinal properties.  Primary ingredient in Mexican dishes.  Slow to bolt, compact bush plants with delicate flowers.  50-55 days for leaf harvest, 90-120 days to seed harvest. Annual.                      GBO H

Dill, Mammoth

Dill, Mammoth

Anethum graveolens                              

Large fragrant plants with fragrant white flowers, growing 5-6’tall, seed heads 4-6”.  Very abundant and good standing dainty foliage, great for canning, dried and eating.  Self-seeding Annual.     GBO H

chineselicorice

Licorice-Chinese                                

Glycyrrhiza                                           

The most commonly used medicinal Chinese herb, occurring in almost all prescriptions. This rather sweet herb is an expectorant, neutralizes toxins balances blood sugars, used for longevity, effective for arthritis, gastritis, canker sores and also a mild laxative.           GBO

Parsley Moss Curled

Parsley, Moss Curled

Petroselinum crispum                                

Tightly curled dark fresh green appearance and fragrant aroma, with great parsley flavor, high calcium and other vitamins and minerals. Grows to 10” very decorative. Grow as annual.        GBO H

Sage, Green Culinary

Sage, Green Culinary  

Salvia officinalis                                              

An attractive wooly gray-green woody shrubby plant with mauve flowers.  Great companion plant for cabbage family and enhancing their flavor.  Originally used for stuffing meat to make it more digestible and now is commonly used, for meats, cheese and bean dishes. Perennial          GBO H

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