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
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
Little sprawling plant for the woodland garden or shaded places. Very ornamental , it looks cute and dainty, especially when in flower. The flowers are white. Likes moisture, however, I never water mine. Wooddruff is mainly known for its use in ‘Maibowle’, were the herb is steeped in white wine together with strawberries or in … Read more Woodruff, Asperula odorata, pretty forest garden herb
Perennial to 2m, sun or semi-shade. Easy to grow, spreads. Antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, emollient, hypnotic, laxative and tonic used in the treatment of diarrhoea, mucous colitis and irritable bowel syndrome Prostate problems.