African Dream Herb Silene Capensis

Silene Capensis

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

Yomogi; Artemisia princeps – the Artemisia used for Moxibustion and Mochi, 50 mm pot

yomogi

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

Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis California

Pretty plant for shallow water. Very wet soil or shallow water, spreading groundcover, tolerates alkaline soil, sand, clay, no drainage and seasonal flooding. Deciduous, does well in pots. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): colds, arthritis athlete’s foot, wound dressing.

Wormwood Roman, Artemisia pontica, bare rooted

Roman Wormwood

Smaller than the common wormwood, 60 x 60cm, hardy, full sun, drought tolerant, may be deciduous in colder regions; Strengthens the stomach; For colds; Milder in its properties and less bitter in its properties than the common wormwood; Ingredient in the liqueur Vermouth.

Wormwood – White Sagebrush, Arthemisia ludoviciana

artemisia ludoviciana

Grown for its magnificent silver-white foliage Full sun, poor dry soil, spreads. Can be burnt to repel mosquitoes. Wash used as a deodorant. Was used in ceremonies to drive away evil spirits. Astringent; was used to induce sweating.

Willow Herb, Epilobium angustifolium

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.