No, I haven’t used the African Dream Herb so far but maybe I should. Shouldn’t we all care more for our dreams? This herb is said to induce spectacular vivid dreaming. It was used for millennia by the African Xhosa shamans. The dreams were regarded as healing guidance and knowledge, a present from the ancestors. … Read more African Dream Herb Silene Capensis
Do contain the yomogi plant it is a very agressive grower! Grow it in a pot, not in the garden! This is the famous Japanese artemisia used esxtensively in in moxibustion, Japanese folk medicine and to flavour the dish ‘mochi’.Yomogi is an excellent smudging plant producing a smooth and cooling smoke that purifies the air … Read more Yomogi; Artemisia princeps – the Artemisia used for Moxibustion and Mochi, 50 mm pot
Other than with pharmaceutical drugs which are either for cough or high blood pressure or for any single ailment many plant medicines are much more complex and can be used to fight so many illnesses that you cannot decide which are the main applications for that plant. Yarrow is such a herb, but for me … Read more Yarrow, Achillea Millefolium, supplied in 50 mm pot
My plants survived the cold winter in pots and just make their comeback, the tops are still quite small. Yacon is as easy to grow as the so called Jerusalem artichoke, but it tastes way better. The yields are ridiculously high and unlike the Jerusalem artichoke, the tubers are smooth and easy to clean. The … Read more Yacon, Smallanthus sonchifolius, high yielding edible tubers for self sufficiency
This is a beautiful and easy climber and groundcover for a shady spot. The Javan grape looks great in hanging baskets too. This rarely offered plant is evergreen and hardy in the Upper Mountains. The preyy leaves are glossy and dark green while the tiny green-white flowers are insignificant.Climbs by tendrils. Tha plant grows naturally … Read more Ya pa teng, Javan grape, Tetrastigma Obtectum
Tree wormwood is indigenous to the Middle East were this very bitter herb is used tea, usually with mint. It was used in small doses for digestive upsets, but beware in larger doses it may have some hallucinogenic properties. Perennial, easy to grow plant, hardy, likes full sun. Prune to keep it looking nice. Common … Read more Wormwood: Tree Wormwood, Artemisia Arborescens, bare-rooted plant
Southernwood was a highly valued medicinal plant in the Middle Ages. It works similar to other wormwoods, is a bitter digestive herb which was used as an antiseptic, to treat the liver, the spleen and the stomach. It is said to kill intestinal worms. It is a powerful insect repellent and was placed in cupboards … Read more Wormwood: Southernwood, Artemisia abrotanum
Silver-grey foliage makes a striking display in any garden. Deciduous perennial to 2 m, full sun drought tolerant. Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, pain-relieving. Colds, headaches, coughs, fever, earache, malaria, diabetes. Moth, insect and flea repellent.