Live Medicinal Plants & Seeds
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Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Young Plants & Seeds$5.64 – $40.48
Moringa Young Plants & Seeds.
Moringa young plants & seeds. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is native to India and is now grown in many parts of the world. The nutrient-dense young seed pods and leaves are eaten as vegetables. Almost all parts of the Moringa tree are edible. The immature seed pods can be cooked like green beans, the leaves like spinach and Moringa roots like horseradish. Moringa flowers, seeds and bark are also nutritious and have various medicinal uses.
It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant, deciduous tree which can grow up to 12m tall. It has yellowish-white flowers with a pleasant fragrance. Moringa prefers well-drained loamy or sandy soil. It loves sun and heat and does not do well in very cold conditions.
The ideal soil temperature for Moringa seed germination is 25 to 30°C, the germination rate is about 80% and the germination time ranges between 14 and 30 days.
Hibiscus / Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Young shrubs, Cuttings & Seeds$5.75 – $9.20
Hibiscus Young shrubs, Cuttings & Seeds.
This type of Hibiscus, also called Roselle, is a species native to West Africa, used for the productions of carcade tea. Roselle is extensively used as a vegetable in Andhra, Burmese, India and Philippines. It is also used as a folk medicine and is rich in antioxidants.
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) Young Plants & Seeds$7.48 – $87.40
Wild Lettuce / Opium Lettuce
Wild Lettuce Young Plants & Seeds.
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) is an annual plant in the Lactuca (lettuce) family that can grow from 60 – 150cm tall. The leaves are spinose and toothed and the flowers light yellow and basket shaped.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Trees & Seeds$5.18 – $12.42
Elderberry Trees & Seeds.
Elderberry trees & seeds. Elderberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to about 6m tall and wide. The ripe dark blue/purple berries are edible after cooking and can be used to make jam, jelly, chutney, syrups, juice, wine and sauces. The flowers are used to make Elderflower cordial or mildly alcoholic sparkling Elderflower “champagne”. The stem-bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, and root extracts are used by herbalists for medicinal purposes.
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum/tenuiflorum) Young Plants & Seeds$4.60 – $16.68
Holy Basil Young Plants & Seeds.
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is a member of the mint family. It is native to tropical Asia, but is now found in most tropical parts of the world. Holy Basil is one of the most sacred plants in India, where it has been grown for over 3000 years. It is commonly used to help alleviate stress and strengthen the nervous system. The plant will grow to about 50cm in height. It does best in full sun or part shade and rich, moist soil.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $20.70
Liquorice Young Plants & Seeds.
Liquorice young plants & seeds. Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), also known as “Sweet Root” is a herbaceous perennial legume native to South-east Europe and South-west Asia. It grows to about 1.5m tall with light blue to violet flowers. Liquorice is usually grown for its roots which have a sweet anise-like flavour and a range of medicinal properties. It grows best in full sun. The roots will be ready to harvest after about two years.
English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $12.42
English Lavender Young Plants & Seeds.
English Lavender is a beautiful, strongly fragrant evergreen shrub which grows to 1-2m tall. It flowers from midsummer and attracts butterflies, bees and other winged insects. The flowers and leaves are used as a herbal medicine for supporting restful sleep and relaxation, and the flowers can be used as a culinary herb. Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun.
Balm of Gilead (Cedronella canariensis/triphylla) Plants, Cuttings & Seeds$5.18 – $17.25
Balm of Gilead
Balm of Gilead Plants, Cuttings & Seeds.
This tender perennial is native to the Americas and the Canary Islands. The name ‘Balm of Gilead’ has been given because of its lemon and camphor-like odour and not through any resemblance to the Poplar family or the true Balm of Gilead. The leaves make a pleasant tea, bath, potpourri, insect repellent or a fragrant herb pillow.
Tea preparation: Boil water. Steep 1 tsp. dried herb of Balm of Gilead per cup for 7 minutes. Enjoy!
Aromatherapy: Add 1 to 2 tsp. of dried Balm of Gilead herb into a bowl of freshly boiled water. The essential oils will spread their refreshing aroma quickly throughout the room.
Balm of Gilead is also becoming increasingly popular among hen owners to help keep away mites. Simply add a generous handful of the fresh herb to the straw in their nesting boxes.
Balm of Gilead is easily grown from seed or cutting (simply place the cuttings into fresh tap water until they sprout roots) and can grow into 1-1.5m tall shrubs within the first year.
To read more about the plants potential benefits for hens have a look at the following article on Stuff.co.nz: www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/nz-gardener/76954393/the-herb-that-keeps-hens-mitefree
Jiaogulan Plants, Cuttings & Seeds$20.70 – $33.12
Jiaogulan Plants, Cuttings & Seeds.
Jiaogulan plants, cuttings and seeds. Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is native to mountainous or forested areas of Asia. In China, it is regarded as a “Herb of Immortality” due to its many health giving qualities and anti-ageing effects and it is praised for its illness-prevention and therapeutic qualities. The cuttings usually sprout roots after a couple of weeks if the bottom quarter of the cutting is submersed and left standing in clean water. Once the roots are over 1 cm long the cuttings can be planted in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, in part shade. Water occasionally. Refrain from harvesting until the plant is at least 30 – 50cm tall. The plant grows well in the New Zealand climate but requires protection from heavy frosts.
Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum) Young Plants & Seeds$6.33 – $13.80
Goji Berry Young Plants & Seeds.
Goji Berry young plants & seeds. Goji Berry is a perennial, frost hardy shrub from China, cultivated for its medicinal properties and as a super food. The berries are highly nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids and antioxidants. Goji Berries are delicious as a healthy snack, pressed or blended into fresh juice or added to various dishes. The plants are easy to grow and they begin to bear plenty of fruit after the second year. To promote fruiting plant at least two plants together in well draining, rich soil.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $39.10
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Young Plants & Seeds.
Chamomile is an attractive medicinal plant with small daisy-like flowers and a delicate apple fragrance. It makes a great addition to the garden and the dried flowers make a pleasant tasting tea which is great before bed to support good sleep, or to soothe an upset or anxious stomach. Grow in full sun or light shade, in sandy well-drained soil.
Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $12.08
Black Cumin Young Plants & Seeds.
Black Cumin is an annual flowering medicinal herb native to South and Southwest Asia. It grows to 20–30 cm high, and has finely divided, linear leaves. Numerous seeds are found in the relatively large and inflated fruit capsule. The seeds are not only popular as a spice, but also for supporting the immune system and promoting health and well-being. Black Cumin grows well in a sunny position, in average well-drained soil.
Absinthe Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $10.35
Absinthe Wormwood Young Plants & Seeds.
Absinthe Wormwood is native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa. It is grown as an ornamental plant and evergreen shrub with finely divided, aromatic leaves. The herb can be dried and used in moth repelling sachets, as a tea to treat intestinal worms, as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic drinks. The chemical name for on of the main active constituents in wormwood is thujone.
The plant grows best in shady to party sunny locations, in dry soil.
Ashwagandha Young Plants & Seeds (Withania somnifera)$21.28 – $25.30
Ashwagandha Young Plants & Seeds.
Ashwagandha young plants & seeds. Ashwagandha is a small woody shrub native to India which belongs to the nightshade family . It can grow up to about 1m tall, has light green leaves and red berries. It is one of the most valued medicinal herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and one of the best adaptogens and rejuvenating tonics around.
Ashwagandha is a strong and vigorous plant which grows well in full sun and fairly dry conditions.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $12.19
Marshmallow Young Plants & Seeds.
Marshmallow is a perennial herb indigenous to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa and is used as a medicinal, ornamental and food plant. The whole plant, especially the leaves and roots, are filled with mucilage which is very soothing to the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. Marshmallow root and leaves are traditionally used to help support a healthy digestive tract. The leaves can be applied topically as a poultice for insect bites, and the leaves and roots are a great ingredient in ointments for chapped and itchy skin.
Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) Seeds$7.48
Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) Seeds.
The Carob tree, also known as St John’s-bread, or locust bean, is a species of flowering evergreen tree in the pea family. Carob is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental shrub or tree in gardens. The ripe, dried pod is often ground to Carob powder, which is often used instead of cocoa powder.
The Carob tree seeds germinates quickly and easily. The seeds can be soaked in water until they double in size before being planted in seed raising mix. Carob trees are reasonably frost hardy and tolerate a wide range of soils types. Will mature two years from transplant.
Chinese Date / Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) Small Plants & Seeds$23.00 – $44.85
Chinese Date / Jujube
Chinese Date / Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) Young Plants & Seeds.
Chinese Date is a small deciduous tree. It has glossy green leaves and oval-shaped fruit which become dark brown when ripe.
Chinese date grows well in warm, dry climates, but can tolerate cold winters (as low as -29 C.) Growing jujube trees is relatively easy. Jujube grows best in planted in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. They are not particular about soil pH.
Apart from being a very popular food with a whole variety of culinary uses, the fruit and seeds are used in Chinese and Korean traditional medicine. They will do best in a warm, sunny location in sandy, well-drained soil.
Harvesting Chinese Date Fruit
It is very easy when it comes times for harvesting Jujube. When the fruit has turned dark brown, it will be ready to harvest but the fruits can be left on the tree until it fully dries. The fruit should be firm to the touch.
When picking the Jujube fruit, cut the stem, rather than pulling them from the tree. The fruit is best stored in a cool place between 11 – 13 C in a green fruit bag or, if they are completely dry, in an airtight container.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Plants and Seeds$6.33 – $17.71
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Young Plants.
Valerian young plants. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an attractive perennial flowering plant native to Europe and some parts of Asia. It has small sweetly perfumed white or pink flowers that attract butterflies and other flying insects. Valerian has a long history of use in Europe where its roots were recognized by Galen and Hippocrates for their support of conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness. Valerian prefers good humus rich soil, full sun and frequent watering.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) Young Plants & Seeds$5.18 – $12.42
Spearmint Young Plants & Seeds.
Spearmint is a highly aromatic perennial herb belonging to the mint family and is popular for its medicinal, culinary and cosmetic uses. It grows up to a height of 30 – 100cm and thrives best in damp soil conditions. The fresh or dried leaves make a very pleasant tasting tea which may help to soothe a sore throat and soothe an upset stomach and other digestive complaints.