Mountain Rose Herbs: Motherwort Herbaceous perennial. Start in flats, transplant out in spring or late summer. Harvest in early flower, at least twice a season. Very useful heart tonic, calming nervine, emmenagogue and aperient. Handsome flower spikes, leaves deeply toothed.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Meadowsweet Herbaceous perennial. Press seed into surface of flat in spring. Bottom water or mist gently. Waist high bushes with sweet golden inflorescences (2nd year) that taste like nectar. The leaves of this wonderful plant are anti-inflammatory and provide pain relief. Does best in rich, moist soil with partial shade.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Tulsi (Kapoor) Sow directly or in greenhouse in Spring or Summer. Prefers full sun, rich soil, and plenty of water. This variety is known as Kapoor which is green leaved and highly aromatic. Adaptogenic, antifungal, antibacterial, immune enhancing, and of the Ayurvedic tradition.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Astragalus Herbaceous perennial. Direct seed in early spring; good cold soil germinator. Prefers full sun, average soil and good drainage. Chinese tonic herb, with immune enhancing qualities. Herb helps maintain function of liver, lungs, and spleen.
Yarrow Zone: 3 – 10 How to Plant: Sow seeds directly in early spring. Grows vigorously in any kind of soil and requires little water. Requires light for germination, so sow shallowly. Sun/Shade: Full Sun. Germination: 8 days. Other Needs: Requires little water. Annual/Perennial/Biennial: Perennial. Height: 24″ Harvesting: Harvest flowers on a dry morning when the plants are in the early stages of bloom. Use: Yarrow flowers are fabulous for their anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Purslane Succulent annual creeping ground cover. Plant thrives in part shade or sun in the moist garden soil. In the spring, sow seed in pots or directly in the garden. Eaten fresh as a salad herb, and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Sage - Sage I’ve used this in my cooking more than medicinally, and I especially love this Brown Butter Sage recipe. But sage can surely be used medicinally, and this tea is a great place to start. Zone: 3-5 (annual) and 6-9 (perennial) How to Plant: In the spring, sow seed 1/4″ deep in pots or directly in the garden 4″ apart. Thin to 12″. Sun/Shade: Full Sun. Germination: 7 – 21 days. Days to Maturity: 80 – 90 days. Other Needs: Plant thrives in sunny, dry and well-drained soil…