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Herbs

Medicinal herb seeds from around the world.


  • Achyranthes bidentata - Ox-Knee, Niu Xi

    Achyranthes bidentata - Ox-Knee, Niu Xi
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A short perennial with some frost hardiness that is widely used in Chinese herbal medicine. Uses include treatment of blood ailments, muscle pain and toothaches, among many others. The plant has an upright...

  • Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

    Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. An herbal and ornamental beauty, featuring ornamental purple flower clusters. The crushed leaves smell like anise or licorice and are used medicinally. Flowers are showy and popular with beneficial...

     
  • Agrimonia eupatoria - Agrimony

    Agrimonia eupatoria - Agrimony
    $2.25

    15 seeds per pack. A classic European medicinal and magical herb, once used for a range of maladies. An herbaceous annual or perennial growing to 3-4 ft. Features yellow flower spikes and shrubby growth. Hardy to zone 5...

     
  • Allium canadense - Wild Garlic

    Allium canadense - Wild Garlic
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Meadow Garlic. A wild onion native to much of North America. Bears small, edible bulbs covered with fibers, having an onion-like odor and flavor. Has showy, spiked inflorescenes with white-purple...

     
  • Allium schoenoprasum - Chives

    Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. The popular onion relative, whose shredded leaves are popular for use as a seasoning. Native throughout parts of North America and Europe. A tuberous perennial, once established it will grow back from its...

     
  • Allium tricoccum - Wild Leek

    Allium tricoccum - Wild Leek
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Ramps. A perennial wild onion native to much of North America. Plants bear small, scallion-like bulbs with a a unique, strong garlic and onion flavor. The bulbs are seeing increasing use in gourmet...

     
  • Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives

    Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A delightful perennial often grown both for its ornamental appeal and its edible leaves, which have an aromatic, slightly garlicy flavor. It is a low-lying perennial with elongated leaves that spread from...

     
  • Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic

    Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A wild garlic, found native through much of Europe and Asia. The leaves and bulbs are edible, with a garlic-like flavor. They have a long history of various uses in Europe, both edible and medicinal. A...

     
  • Aloe ferox - Cape Aloe

    Aloe ferox - Cape Aloe
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A popular aloe and medicinal companion to Aloe vera. Plants grow to 5-10 feet and feature large, brightly red colored flowers bracts. Plants are drought tolerant and grow fairly well in poorer soils. Gel...

     
  • Althaea officinalis - Marsh Mallow

    Althaea officinalis - Marsh Mallow
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Highly useful herb, used both for eating as a vegetable, and medicinally. Its main medicinal uses include as an immune system stimulant, for throat and stomach inflammation, and externally for bruises,...

     
  • Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Pygmy Torch

    Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Pygmy Torch
    $2.00

    (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) 1000 seeds per pack. A delightful dwarf amaranth with long 12", dark red, tassel-like flowers. Plants are compact and only grow to 1-2ft. Great for small spaces and gorgeously colorful in the...

     
  • Amaranthus sp. - Perfecta Amaranth

    Amaranthus sp. - Perfecta Amaranth
    $2.50

    200 seeds per pack. An amazing ornamental amaranth having bright, yellow and red foliage resembling a summertime poinsettia! Beautiful as an ornamental and great for small spaces and borders. Grows to 36". #2873 Photo...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An uncommon spice ginger from southeast Asia. The seed pods are used like black cardamom and the unopened flower heads are used in cooking. A medium sized, clumping ginger growing up to 10 ft. Ornamental...

     
  • Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom

    Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An important spice in eastern cuisine's, with a characteristic smoky, camphor-like aroma and flavor. Much less common in western countries than common cardamom. An evergreen, rhizome producing ginger,...

     
  • Andrographis paniculata - Andrographis

    Andrographis paniculata - Andrographis
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small herb with significant use in traditional Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine. Its main use is as an antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic. Herbaceous in habit. Can be grown pretty much anywhere...

     
  • Anethum graveolens - Dukat Dill

    Anethum graveolens - Dukat Dill
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. An exotic dill having blue-green leaves and a beautifully aromatic flavor. Leaves have a wonderful sweet flavor and make a unique addition to salads and garnishes. Plants are vigorous producers and grow...

     
  • Anethum graveolens - Long Island Mammoth Dill

    Anethum graveolens - Long Island Mammoth Dill
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A giant dill, with wispy leaves and a great flavor! Grows to 3-5ft. Leaves are popular as a pickling spice, or as fresh additions to garnishes and salads. This variety is one of the more widely grown...

     
  • Angelica archangelica - Angelica

    Angelica archangelica - Angelica
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A short biennial known for its many edible and medicinal uses. The beautiful, spreading Angelica has a long history of use in herbal medicine, often for digestive and circulatory problems. The leaves are...

     
  • Anthriscus cerefolium - Chervil

    Anthriscus cerefolium - Chervil
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A small, annual herb with many similarities to parsley. Grows to 1-2ft. The leaves are quite popular for a variety of uses, having a delicate flavor that contains a hint of licorice. Chervil is one of the...

     
  • Aralia cordata - Udo

    Aralia cordata - Udo
    $2.00

    (Aralia cordata) 25 seeds per pack. An herbaceous perennial native to Eastern Asia, popularly grown for its shoots, which are used in a variety of Japanese and Korean dishes. The young shoots have a distinctive flavor that...

     
  • Arctium lappa - Japanese Burdock, Gobo

    Arctium lappa - Japanese Burdock, Gobo
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small, herbaceous biennial with ancient medicinal uses too numerous to list. The plant is also cultivated in Japan for its edible roots, known as gobo. Easy to grow in any climate. Hardy to Zone 3. #1382...

     
  • Artemisia absinthium - Wormwood

    Artemisia absinthium - Wormwood
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A pretty, frilly, gray-leaved shrub famous for its various medicinal and edible uses. Leaves can be used to ward of insects and the plant is a key ingredient in the liquor absinthe. It is also used to...

     
  • Artemisia drancunculus - Tarragon

    Artemisia drancunculus - Tarragon
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. Russian type, not to be confused with French Tarragon which does not produce seeds. Native throughout much of the Northern hemisphere, this popular herb is a common ingredient for flavoring. Grows to...

     
  • Artemisia princeps - Yomogi

    Artemisia princeps - Yomogi
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A vigorous perrenial growing to about 3-4ft whose leaves are a principal ingredient in parts of Japanese cuisine. Along with their pleasant aroma and color, the leaves have some important uses in...

     
  • Barbarea verna - Winter Cress

    Barbarea verna - Winter Cress
    $2.00

    2000 seeds per pack. A small biennial native to Europe. The young leaves are the most commonly used part, having a unique, almost spicy flavor that is popular in salads. The oil as well sprouted seeds are also edible. Very...

     
  • Borago officinalis - Borage

    Borago officinalis - Borage
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. 1-3ft tall annual. Ornamental herb produces profuse blooms of blue and purple flowers. Attracts bees. Leaves and flowers are edible, and eaten raw or used in teas. Leaves taste a bit like cucumbers. Can...

     
  • Brassica nigra - Black Mustard

    Brassica nigra - Black Mustard
    $2.50

    200 seeds per pack. A slender annual, usually cultivated for its edible seeds which are used as a spice. The ground seeds are a common addition to a number of Indian dishes and have traditional uses through Europe and...

     
  • Capparis spinosa - Caper

    Capparis spinosa - Caper
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Vining, bushy plant, producing the capers of commerce. Subtropical/Mediterranean, can survive to 20F, as well as temperatures well above 100F. Pretty flowers are followed by egg shaped fruit. #302 Hardy to...

     
  • Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower

    Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An herbaceous annual and one of the world's oldest crops. Safflower plants can grow to several feet and a have bright yellow, orange, and/or red flower blooms that make this a popular ornamental. Dyes are...

     
  • Carum carvi - Caraway

    Carum carvi - Caraway
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. An aromatic spice used mainly for its seeds, which are a bit like cumin. Caraway is a small biennial that can be grown pretty much anywhere as an annual. The seeds are a popular ingredient in Middle...

     
  • Chamaemelum nobile - Roman Chamomile

    Chamaemelum nobile - Roman Chamomile
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Another of the two classic chamomiles, this species native to Europe and portions of North America. Bears dainty, white-petaled flowers which can be dried and sometimes used as a tea. Low-growing, plants...

     
  • Chenopodium ambrosioides - Epazote

    Chenopodium ambrosioides - Epazote
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A short annual or perennial native to Mexico that is a fragrant spice-herb popular in Mexican cuisine. Epazote is common in certain soups, salads, bean dishes and as a flavoring for meat. The herb has a...

     
  • Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium - Pyrethrum

    Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium - Pyrethrum
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. a.k.a Chrysanthemum cinerareiifolium. A difficult to find yet extremely valuable economic plant that produces the Pyrethrum used to ward off insects. In recent years, pyrethrum has become the major...

     
  • Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy Pyrethrum

    Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy Pyrethrum
    $2.25

    25 seeds per pack. A pretty garden ornamental and a source of pyrethrum, a natural insecticide. It is a hardy perennial, usually growing to 1-2ft with colorful flowers that can range from white to pink and red (picture is of...

     
  • Chrysanthemum coronarium - Shungiku

    Chrysanthemum coronarium - Shungiku
    $2.00

    600 seeds per pack. A popular ingredient in Cantonese cooking, Shungiku is appreciated both for its ornamental beauty and its edibility. The pretty flowers are reminiscent of daisies, and are edible raw and sometimes added...

     
  • Cichorium intybus - Chicory

    Cichorium intybus - Chicory
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A standard chicory, popular for use as a coffee substitute. The leaves are edible and can be cooked or used in salads. The plant also has some notable medicinal uses. Very hardy, can be grown pretty much...

     

 

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