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Herbs

Medicinal herb seeds from around the world.


  • Ocimum basilicum - Thai Basil, Large Sweet

    Ocimum basilicum - Thai Basil, Large Sweet
    $1.00

    500 seeds per pack. A larger-leafed variant of Thai basil. Grows to 2 feet and does particularly well in warmer, tropical climates. Strong aroma, with anise-like flavor mixed with basil. #3812 Annual. Currently on sale. ...

  • Ocimum canum - Malawi Camphor Basil
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. A rare, tropical basil from West Africa. Typically used medicinally but has other uses such as an insect repellant. Grows to around 0.75 m / 2 ft, with white flowers and strongly camphor scented leaves...

     
  • Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil

    Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A rare and exotic basil that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall! Leaves are highly aromatic and reminiscent of basil-clove. Popular as a spice in parts of East Asia, including India as well as in Africa. Grows...

     
  • Ocimum kilimandscharicum - Camphor Basil

    Ocimum kilimandscharicum - Camphor Basil
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. An exotic and uncommon basil native to East Africa. Leaves are gray-green in color with a strong and delightful fragrance of camphor mixed with basil. Leaves are traditionally used as a tea and for some...

     
  • Ocimum micranthum - Peruvian Basil

    Ocimum micranthum - Peruvian Basil
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. An odd basil from Peru, traditionally used in cooking there. Leaves are unlike common basil, with a unique smell that has resulted in a number of medicinal uses. Short growth to 12-18". #2852

     
  • Ocimum minimum - Basil, Globe

    Ocimum minimum - Basil, Globe
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A great basil that has a mild flavor compared with other basils, making it the perfect addition to a salad or other dish where you need a subtler taste. This type has a bushy habit. Highly aromatic leaves...

     
  • Ocimum sanctum - Basil, Holy

    Ocimum sanctum - Basil, Holy
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A famous member of the basil family known for its religious importance in several Hindu rituals as well as its medicinal use in Ayuvedic medicine. For edible uses, this small perennial or annual has...

     
  • Ocimum sanctum - Basil, Holy Purple and Green

    Ocimum sanctum - Basil, Holy Purple and Green
    $2.00

    150 seeds per pack. A unique strain of the fabled Holy Basil, featuring purple stems and red and green leaves. Plants provide an interesting color variation and are quite ornamental. Particularly nice for pots and small...

     
  • Ocimum selloi - Green Pepper Basil
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. An exotic and unique basil, with leaves having the scent and flavor of green bell peppers. Makes for an interesting addition to any dish that calls for a bell pepper flavor. Short growing, similar habit to...

     
  • Origanum majorana - Marjoram

    Origanum majorana - Marjoram
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A small, annual or perennial herb, best-known for its aromatic leaves which have a variety of edible uses. Leaves have a pleasant oregano-like smell and flavor and are used in popular spice mixes. Plant...

     
  • Origanum syriaca - Zaatar

    Origanum syriaca - Zaatar
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Syrian Oregano, Sweet Marjoram. A popular spice in Middle Eastern cooking, Zaatar has a complex, aromatic flavor and a distinctive scent. Combining the flavors of thyme, marjoram and oregano, the...

     
  • Origanum vulgare - Oregano

    Origanum vulgare - Oregano
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A small and well-known perennial with highly aromatic leaves that are a staple in many types of cooking. Leaves are usually dried and used for seasoning and flavoring. The small plants grow to 12-18" and...

     
  • Origanum vulgare - Oregano, Greek

    Origanum vulgare - Oregano, Greek
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. An intensely flavored oregano from the Mediterranean region. Formerly listed as its own species, but now recognized as a variety of common oregano. Perennial, low growing up to 6". Leaves have a strong...

     
  • Peganum harmala - Syrian Rue

    Peganum harmala - Syrian Rue
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A very low-lying perennial native to the Mediterranean region. Syrian Rue has numerous uses, but is best known for its seeds, which are used as a condiment spice. Both the fruit and seeds also have a...

     
  • Perilla frutescens - Shiso, Green

    Perilla frutescens - Shiso, Green
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the green-leafed variety. This interesting and useful Asian herb has been popularized in Japan as a spice, used much like basil. Leaves are often added to salads or used as flavoring for...

     
  • Perilla frutescens - Shiso, Japanese Red Leaved

    Perilla frutescens - Shiso, Japanese Red Leaved
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. This interesting and useful Asian herb has been popularized in Japan as a spice, used much like basil. Seeds are from the dark-red-leafed variety. Leaves are often added to salads or used as flavoring for...

     
  • Petroselinum crispum - Parsley

    Petroselinum crispum - Parsley
    $2.00

    2000 seeds per pack. A small biennial herb, widely used in cooking. A bit similar to coriander in flavor, parsley has numerous uses in flavoring. The plant also attracts predatory insects and is sometimes used as companion...

     
  • Petroselinum crispum - Parsley, Italian Giant

    Petroselinum crispum - Parsley, Italian Giant
    $2.00

    2000 seeds per pack. A giant parsley, popular in Italian cooking. Plants can grow to 2ft, with leaves having a rich, strong flavor---more so than standard parsley. 70-75 days. #2191

     
  • Petroselinum crispum - Parsley, Moss Curled

    Petroselinum crispum - Parsley, Moss Curled
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A unique and ornamental parsley having thick, heavily curled leaves that form "heads" that look much like a clump of moss. Pretty for the garden, but useful for growing. Great as a garnish or for other...

     
  • Phyla dulcis - Aztec Sweet Herb

    Phyla dulcis - Aztec Sweet Herb
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small perennial herb native to the Central American region with flower buds that have an intensely sweet flavor. It is best known in Central and South America where it is sold for medicinal uses, owing...

     
  • Pimpinella anisum - Anise

    Pimpinella anisum - Anise
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. The amazingly aromatic anise plant is a small annual growing to about 2ft. Its seeds have a strong, pleasing scent and are used to flavor cooking. The leaves also contain the scented oil and like the...

     
  • Plantago major - Plantain

    Plantago major - Plantain
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A small, hardy perennial growing to a few inches high. The plantain (not to be confused by the banana-like plantain), has use for its edible leaves and seeds which are very high in vitamin B. The plant is...

     
  • Platycodon grandiflorus - Balloon Flower

    Platycodon grandiflorus - Balloon Flower
    $2.00

    (Platycodon grandiflorus) 250 seeds per pack. A versatile medicinal, edible and ornamental perennial. Yields the popular medicinal root known as doraji. Doraji is also found in a number of prepared Korean dishes. The plant...

     
  • Pogostemon heyeanus - Patchouli

    Pogostemon heyeanus - Patchouli
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Perennial herb very closely related to P. patchouli and a source for the scented patchouli oil. Hardy to the 20's (F) but it can be grown as an annual or container plant. Fragrant patchouli oil is used in...

     
  • Porophyllum coloratum - Papalo

    Porophyllum coloratum - Papalo
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Bolivian Coriander. A Central and South American perennial herb, easily grown as annual, best known for its aromatic leaves that are an integral ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Sometimes used as an...

     
  • Prunella vulgaris - Self-Heal

    Prunella vulgaris - Self-Heal
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Fairly widespread member of the mint family, known for its years-old uses for a wide variety of medical problems, too numerous to list here. Plant is a creeping annual, with aromatic leaves, and purple...

     
  • Pycnanthemum pilosum - Mountain Mint

    Pycnanthemum pilosum - Mountain Mint
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A North American native with highly aromatic leaves that have a wide variety of uses. Leaves can be used in potpourri's, teas, repellents, incenses and for some medicinal purposes. Small plants feature...

     
  • Rosmarinus officinalis - Italian Rosemary

    Rosmarinus officinalis - Italian Rosemary
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. The famous rosemary spice, ever-popular for use in cooking. Plants are evergreen and can grow to 3ft. Slender, needle-like leaves are highly aromatic, with the characteristic sweet scent. This is a popular...

     
  • Rumex acetosa - Red Veined Sorrel

    Rumex acetosa - Red Veined Sorrel
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. A unique variety of sorrel featuring bright green leaves containing prominent maroon colored veins and stems. Flavor is quite good, with the typical tangy essence of classic sorrel. Makes for a pretty...

     
  • Rumex acetosa - Sorrel

    Rumex acetosa - Sorrel
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A perennial, edible herb featuring large leaves having a variety of uses. The leaves are a popular addition to salads and soups, as well as pureed in sauces. They contain ascorbic acid and have an acidic...

     
  • Salsola komarovii - Okahijiki, Land Seaweed

    Salsola komarovii - Okahijiki, Land Seaweed
    $2.50

    150 seeds per pack. An exotic herbal vegetable that is popular for use in Japanese cooking. Leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins and are used both at the young and mature stages when added to salads, sushi and steamed...

  • Salvia hispanica - Chia

    Salvia hispanica - Chia
    $2.00

    600 seeds per pack. Native Mexican Salvia known for its seeds, chia, which are soaked in water and used as a flavoring for juices. Seeds can also be used as edible sprouts, and can be ground into a meal that is used to make...

     
  • Salvia officinalis - Sage

    Salvia officinalis - Sage
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. The classic garden sage, used for centuries as a seasoning and spice. Highly aromatic leaves impart a wonderful flavor when cooked. Small annual or perennial grows to 18-30". #2802

     
  • Salvia sclarea - Clary Sage

    Salvia sclarea - Clary Sage
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A small biennial or short lived perennial best known for its use in the perfume industry. Contains a highly aromatic essential oil with a spicy fragrance. Also sometimes used as a flavoring for wines and...

     
  • Salvia tiliifolia - Tarahumara Chia

    Salvia tiliifolia - Tarahumara Chia
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A lesser known chia, commonly used in its Central American native range much like common chia. Shows herbaceous growth up to 2-3 ft. Flowers are bright blue, ornamental, and grow on 8-10" spikes. Annual...

     
  • Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort

    Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. Annual herb grown for its pretty white flowers and soap-like properties. All plant parts contain saponins and will suds in water. Soapwort also has medicinal applications, though care should be taken as...

     

 

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