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Medicinal Herbs

The herbs in this category have all been used for medicinal purposes at some time or other. Whilst many have scientifically proven effectiveness, they are not an alternative to seeing a Doctor. Please do not take without consulting professional advice if taking other medication or are pregnant. Seedaholic cannot take any responsibility for adverse affects from the use of plants.

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  1. Hyssop is an aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender which is enjoying a revival with home gardeners.

    Hyssop, Blue Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis, Organic

    Blue Hyssop
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    €2.10

    Out of stock

    Hyssop famously attracts bees, hover-flies and butterflies. It makes excellent honey and is a must for any wildflower garden. Some beekeepers rub the hive with it to encourage the bees to keep to their home. In cooking, use the same way you would Rosemary. Organic Seed.
  2. Hyssop is an aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender which is enjoying a revival with home gardeners.
    €1.98

    Hyssopus officinalis 'Alba' is a much less well known variety of hyssop. Also known as 'White Hyssop' the plants sport bright white flowers from July to October. Widely used as a 'taste enhancing' herb or wildlife plant, the plants are a dark, vibrant green with a spiky, upright habit and narrow tongue-like leaves which have a peppery scent when stroked.

  3. It is widely used as a 'taste enhancing' herb in cooking and in teas.
    €2.22

    Out of stock

    Hyssop, once recognised as a medicinal herb is enjoying a revival with home gardeners. An aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender, it makes an excellent low hedge and more unusual alternative to box. The plants are a dark, vibrant green with a spiky, upright habit and narrow tongue-like leaves. 'Pink' Hyssop sports vibrant, pink flowers.

  4. Hyssop is an aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender which is enjoying a revival with home gardeners.

    Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis, Blue Hyssop

    Blue Hyssop
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    €1.74

    Hyssop is a strong-flavoured aromatic herb which is enjoying a revival with home gardeners. An ideal plant for use in containers or as a low hedge or border within the herb garden. Highly attractive to bees, it makes excellent honey and is a must for any wildflower garden.

  5. Isatis tinctoria 'Woad'

    Isatis tinctoria 'Woad'

    Dyers Woad
    Wildflower of the British Isles
    €2.10

    Out of stock

    Woad has been grown for its indigo-blue pigment and for its medicinal properties since the 13th century, recently capturing popular imagination as the blue dye for body paint used by the Celts. This fashionable plant has a fresh wildflower appearance that can brighten any garden.

  6. Also called True Lavender or Fine Lavender. The fragrant flowers have been used in perfumes, poultices and potpourris for centuries.

    Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavender Vera'

    True English Lavender, Old English Lavender

    Starting at: €1.74

    Lavendula angustifolia is an excellent plant for low informal hedging and as a specimen evergreen for borders and formal gardens. Flowering generally begins from mid to late June to early July. The flowers have a rich sweet scent and are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.

  7. Lavandula angustifolia is thought to be the true English Lavender. It is also known as Lavender vera, True Lavender or Fine Lavender.

    Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavender Vera', Organic

    True English Lavender, Old English Lavender
    €2.28

    Out of stock

    Lavandula angustifolia, also called Lavender vera is the best Lavender for medicinal and aromatherapy purposes. It is a staple plant for the herb garden, the fragrant flowers have been used in perfumes, poultices and potpourris for centuries. Organic Seed.
  8. The leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint.

    Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis

    Bee Balm Sweet Balm, Balm Mint, Blue Balm.
    €1.38

    Melissa officinalis or 'Lemon balm' is a highly-scented herb, best known for its use in tea, but this very special herb has a number other uses. If you enjoy the liquors Benedictine and Chartreuse you may find the taste familiar as lemon balm is an ingredient in both.

  9. The leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint.

    Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis, Organic

    Bee Balm, Sweet Balm, Balm Mint, Blue Balm.
    €1.50

    Out of stock

    Lemon balm is a very special herb with a number other uses. The leaves have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint. It is refreshing served in summer drinks such as Pimms or lemonade, use to flavour fruit, in sorbets and deserts or with a green salad. Organic Seed.
  10. Lemon Grass 'East Indian'

    Lemon Grass 'East Indian'

    Lemon Grass, Cochin Grass or Malabar Grass
    €1.50

    Lemon grass is widely used as a herb in Asian and Caribbean cooking. It has a citrus flavour and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries and is also suitable for poultry, fish, and seafood.

  11. The liquorice plant is a legume and is native to the Mediterranean.

    Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra

    European Liquorice or Licorice (U.S.)
    €1.98

    Liquorice has been grown in England since the Dark Ages. The fresh root is bright yellowish brown, soft and pliable, it is harvested in the autumn and is dried for later use. The aroma is strongly reminiscent of anise or fennel. The taste is dominantly sweet, warm and medical.

  12. The liquorice plant is a legume and is native to the Mediterranean.

    Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Organic

    European Liquorice or Licorice (U.S.)
    €3.54
    The liquorice plant has a very long history of use both as a medicine and as flavouring. The soft and pliable roots have an aroma strongly reminiscent of anise or fennel. The taste is dominantly sweet, warm and medical. Organic Seed.
  13. If you haven’t cooked with Lovage before then you that you are missing out on a very flavourful herb.

    Lovage, Levisticum officinale

    Love Parsley, Mountain Celery
    €1.32

    Out of stock

    If you haven’t cooked with lovage before then you have missed out on a very flavourful herb. The flavour is distinct and greatly appreciated by food aficionados. Even though some like to compare lovage to celery, it is almost like saying that an apricot tastes like a small peach.

  14. If you haven’t cooked with Lovage before then you that you are missing out on a very flavourful herb.

    Lovage, Levisticum officinale, Organic

    Love Parsley, Mountain Celery
    €1.86

    Out of stock

    Lovage is one of the most intriguing and versatile of herbs. Cook with it once and you will not consider missing it again. This perennial herb has a savory character, a wonderful way to anchor a dish with deep, verdant flavour, like adding a bass line to a piece of music. Organic Seed.
  15. In the realm of simple herbs, few have garnered such a reputation for success as the lowly chamomile.

    Matricaria chamomilla, German Chamomile, Organic

    Camomile Tea, Syn. Matricaria recutita
    €1.50
    Chamomile has been used for centuries. In the realm of simple herbs, for the treatment of common ailments by the common people, few herbs have garnered such a reputation for success as the lowly chamomile. Organic Seed.
  16. Mint, 'Peppermint' Mentha x piperita
    €1.74

    Peppermint is a perennial favorite for many people, it has high menthol content and its refreshing taste is uplifting and cleansing. Popular for infusions and a favourite among herbal tea drinkers, it is one of the easiest herbs to grow yourself. Get creative and include in Schnapps, Mint Juleps or Mojitos!

  17. Mentha spicata (formerly viridis) is the best strain grown from seed. Chopped leaves are used in many culinary dishes.

    Mint, 'Spearmint' Mentha spicata

    English, Common, Garden or Green Mint
    €1.50

    Who can resist the smell of fresh mint in the garden? Mentha spicata is the best strain grown from seed. It is an exceptionally fragrant and ornamental plant in addition to having many culinary uses, it is also extremely attractive to butterflies and bees, making a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden.

  18. Mint, Mentha rotundifolia, 'Egyptian Mint'
    €1.98

    Dating back to the time of the Pharaoh's, Egyptian Mint is characterised as refreshing, cooling and flavourful. Well rounded with no bitter aftertaste, Egyptian Mint has a stronger flavour similar to Apple Mint but, this is a much more robust plant with sturdy upright stems and large velvety green-grey leaves.

  19. Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'

    Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'

    Bee Balm, Oswego Tea, Horsemint
    €1.98

    Monarda fistulosa, also known as Bergamot is famed for its medicinal qualities. While in the perennial border these lovely plants produce a mass of mauve-purple blooms (even in their first year from an early sowing) and have uniquely scented foliage. Highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

  20. Mugwort is botanically related to tarragon, it is employed as an aromatic culinary herb, such as in stuffing for roasted geese.
    €1.98

    Out of stock

    Mugwort has been known since ancient times, with a multitude of medicinal uses. This amazing shrub is closely allied to the Artemisia absinthe and botanically related to tarragon. It has a mellow sage-like aroma. it repels insects and is employed as a natural dye and an aromatic culinary herb.

  21. Cats adore the plant, rolling in nepeta and even eating it.

    Nepeta cataria

    Catnip, Catmint
    €1.74

    Veteran gardeners are probably already aware of nepeta’s versatility in the garden. From its popular partnering with roses to the softening effect it has on hard edges. Nepeta is an ideal perennial for new gardeners and, of course, cats adore it.

  22. A sister variety to the common catmint with a similar habit, but this form has the difference of white flowers and lemon scented foliage.

    Nepeta cataria ssp citriodora

    Lemon Catnip or Catmint
    €1.74

    A sister variety to the common catmint with white flowers and lemon scented foliage. Lemon catnip can be used for herbal teas and makes a good companion plant, the leaves deter aphids and the flowers attract beneficial insects. Easy to grow, it will bloom only five to seven weeks after germination.

  23. 'Border Ballet' is a striking new catmint with flowers in shades of blue and pink
    €1.98

    Nepeta grandiflora is one of the best garden plants in this family. 'Border Ballet' is a striking new catmint, lusher than true catnip, with dark green leaves. It flowers in shades of blue and pink in perfect harmony. This easy to sow and grow perennial flowers in the first year of sowing.

  24. Nepeta faassenii is a dwarf catmint with slender spikes of lavender-blue summer flowers.

    Nepeta x faassenii

    Faassen's Catmint, Dwarf Catnip
    €1.98

    Out of stock

    Nepeta faassenii is a dwarf catmint with slender spikes of lavender-blue summer flowers. This clump-forming perennial will form open drifts of hazy blue flowers for weeks and makes a lovely informal edging plant for paths and borders.

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