We love our herbs! We truly believe in the power of herbs to heal both the body and the spirit. So did most of humanity until the last few decades, and the doubt has risen mostly in the industrialized countries, which are under the sway of corporate pay-to-play medicine. The severing of the human-plant relationship has been a tragedy for both parties; humans have lost their health, and plants their habitat.

There are many ways to work with medicinal herbs. (Culinary herbs are just medicinal herbs that gained the favor of the cook.) Some people make teas, tinctures, salves, and other preparations. Some practitioners believe it is enough simply to be in the presence of the plant to gain healing. Still other people like to smoke plants. Whatever your approach, you need the plants first, so here are some seeds to choose from.

For cultivation and harvesting suggestions beyond what we give, see “Links to information on growing herbs & veggies”, under “Resources”, on the sidebar.

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Grinwort, aka Blue Vervain – seed packet

Grinwort, aka Blue Vervain – seed packet$2.99

(Verbena hastata) Perennial in the Verbena Family. To five high, with purple flowers on spikes. Flavor is bitter. Was once used instead of Hops in beermaking. We call it “Grinwort” because it makes you grin when you eat or smoke it, even if you don’t believe it will. A useful medicinal. We started growing it […]

Horehound – seed packet

Horehound – seed packet$2.99

(Marrubium vulgare) Perennial in the Mint Family native to the Mediterranean. Clumps of fuzzy grey foliage send out flowering stems in all directions, including prostrate. Small white flowers are popular with bees. One of the few plants with a Hebrew-dervied name; “marrob” = “bitter”, which describes the flavor. Medicinally used for lung ailments, and to aid […]

Klip Dagga – seed packet

Klip Dagga – seed packet$2.99

(Leonotis nepetaefolia) Annual in the Mint Family from India and tropical Africa. Also known as “Cordao” and “Shandilay”. Utterly fantastic inflorescences of bright orange flowers erupt from prickly globes on tall spikes, up to six feet high. Attracts hummingbirds, whom we witnessed fighting each other for the nectar. Blossoms resemble a lion’s tail, hence “Leo”. Light […]

Lemon Balm – seed packet

Lemon Balm – seed packet$2.99

(Melissa officinalis) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Europe. Bushy, 2-3′ high. White flowers loved by bees. Popular as a beverage tea, hot or iced, and as a calming medicinal gentle enough for children. Also tasty and relaxing to smoke. Drought-tolerant once established. Self-sows readily. Planting suggestions: Poor soils acceptable, including heavy clays. Part […]

Lovage – seed packet

Lovage – seed packet$2.99

(Levisticum officinale)  Perennial herb in the Umbel Family. Lovage has been used by humans for thousands of years.  Although it has been known as a treatment for flatulence and as a diuretic, we got into this herb because Richo Cech of Horizon Herbs says it has been used as a gentler version of Dong Quai […]

Love-in-the-Mist, White – seed packet

Love-in-the-Mist, White – seed packet$2.99

(Nigella sativa) Annual in the Ranunculus Family, native to the South and Southwest Asia. Also known as “Black Cumin”, for its pungent bitter seeds used in various Middle Eastern cuisines. 8-18” tall. Highly ornamental flowers and seedpods. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient; prefers dryish conditions. Full sun to part sun. Direct-sow […]

Marshmallow – seed packet

Marshmallow – seed packet$2.99

(Althaea officinalis) – Perennial in the Mallow Family originally native to Africa. Grey-green leaves are soft and fuzzy, flowers white.  To five feet high in second year and after.  A prized medicinal since the time of the ancient Egyptians, who made a confectionary out of the root.  Indeed, this is the original “marshmallow”, of which […]

Motherwort – seed packet

Motherwort – seed packet$2.99

(Leonurus cardiaca) Perennial in the Mint Family native to Central Asia. A clump of serrated, palmate leaves sends up flowering stalks, 3-5 ft. tall, with one specimen of ours reaching 10 ft.! This batch of seeds includes those impressive genetics. Purple blossoms turn into bristle-y seed pods. Medicinally, used to alleviate symptoms of menopause, and other […]

Mountainmint, Virginian – seed packet

Mountainmint, Virginian – seed packet$2.99

(Pycnanthemum virginianum) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Appalachia. Narrow leaves, clusters of white flowers, to 36” tall. “The strongest of mints” with a knock-out flavor and fragrance. We suspect it inspired the first Mint Julep since it is so big and bushy – falling over and blocking paths – during the hottest part […]

Mullein, Common – seed packet

Mullein, Common – seed packet$2.99

(Verbascum thapsus) Biennial in the Figwort Family, native to Eurasia. First-year plant a rosette of fuzzy, grey-green leaves, like a bouquet of bunny ears. Second year produces a spike of yellow flowers, 4-6′ tall, in which weevils reside, to no apparent harm. Medicinally, leaf is used for lung health as tea, tincture or smoked. Flowers […]

Mullein, Greek – seed packet

Mullein, Greek – seed packet$2.99

(Verbascum olympicum) Triennial in the Figwort Family, native to the Mediterranean. Low-rising rosette of fuzzy, pointed, wavy-edged grey-green leaves spreads out to 24-36” in radius by second year; blooms in third with truly spectacular, many-branched candelabra, 5-8′ tall, covered with hundreds of yellow flowers. Pointy-snouted weevils use as high-rise apartment, to no apparent harm. Medicinally, […]

Oats – seed packet

Oats – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Avena sativa) – We originally acquired Oat seeds in 2005 from some oat straw bales we were using in a Portland garden.  We didn’t know what kind of grass was sprouting from the spread-out bales until an herbalist friend visited, and was thrilled to identify the grass as oats.  She asked to harvest them at […]

Oshalla, aka Colorado Cough Root – seed packet

Oshalla, aka Colorado Cough Root – seed packet$1.49 Sold Out

(Ligusticum grayi) Perennial in the Umbel Family. Native to the Western U.S. Fern-like foliage with white flowers. Grows 8-30” tall. Tap-root grows at least that far down. Beneficial for lung-health. Historically used by the Atsugewi Indians before they were driven away to reservations. This seed was wild-crafted in the Siskiyous. Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Direct-sow late […]

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Petroselinum crispum var. Italica) Biennial in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. Also known as, “Italian” parsley. Popular. Makes clump of powerfully flavorful greens first year, blooms and sets seeds second year. Seeds are a cooking spice. Roots used in soups. Pollinator attractor. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Regular garden soils sufficient; can tolerate […]

Pennyroyal, European – seed packet

Pennyroyal, European – seed packet$2.99

(Mentha pulegium) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Europe. Ground-cover habit with spikes of purple flowers. Very strong spearmint scent. Consumed by humans since at least the time of the ancient Greeks & Romans, who used it as a cooking herb. Medicinally, has been a treatment for coughs & colds and for breaking fevers. For […]

Plantago, Broadleaf – seed packet

Plantago, Broadleaf – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Plantago major) Perennial in the Plantain Family native to Europe & Asia, now found every place that the Europeans have invaded. In fact, called “white man’s footprint” by Native Americans. A rosette of oval-shaped leaves sends up a flowering stalk, to 12” tall. Used as food & medicine since prehistoric times. Externally is excellent for insect […]

Plantago, Lanceleaf – seed packet

Plantago, Lanceleaf – seed packet$2.99

(Plantago lanceolata) Perennial in the Plantain Family native to the British Isles, now found every place the Empire went. A rosette of lance-shaped leaves sends up a flowering stalk, 12-18” tall. Used as food & medicine since prehistoric times. Externally is excellent for insect bites; just chew up a leaf and press it to the bite. […]

Queen Anne’s Lace – seed packet

Queen Anne’s Lace – seed packet$2.99

(Daucus carota) Annual or biennial in the Umbel Family, native to Eurasia. Ancestor of cultivated carrot. Feathery carrot foliage gives rise to umbels of white flowers, with a single red flower in the center of each umbel. Beloved by pollinating insects; not just bees but various wasps and flies. Medicinally used for birth control or […]

Rue – seed packet

Rue – seed packet$2.99

(Ruta graveolens) Hardy Perennial in the Citrus Family, native to the Mediterranean. Regally ornamental blue-green foliage was model for Club symbol on playing cards. Exquisite flowers: four yellow petals and four flung-out stamens surround a bright green, superior ovary that resembles a tiny pock-skinned citrus fruit. 12-24” tall. Prized by the French as a kitchen […]

Santolina, Green – seed packet

Santolina, Green – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Santolina virens) Hardy perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Mediterranean. Low-lying woody shrub with bright green leaves, 8-18” tall, with sprawling habit in maturity. Globular yellow inflorescences. Sometimes trimmed neatly as part of a “knot garden”. Lovely companion to Grey Santolina, Cardoon, and Wormwood. Entire plant highly aromatic. Dried Santolina has been kept […]

Santolina, Grey – seed packet

Santolina, Grey – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Santolina chamaecyparissus) Hardy perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Mediterranean. Also called, “Lavender Cotton”. Low-lying woody shrub with grey fuzzy leaves, 8-18” tall, with sprawling habit in maturity. Globular yellow inflorescences. Sometimes trimmed neatly as part of a “knot garden”. Lovely companion to Green Santolina, Cardoon, and Wormwood. Entire plant highly aromatic. Dried […]

Self-Heal – seed packet

Self-Heal – seed packet$2.99

(Prunella vulgaris) Perennial in the Mint Family native to Europe and now distributed widely in disturbed areas (such as cities). Mostly prostrate growth habit, with flowering stems up to 12” tall. Purple blossoms well-loved by bees, especially bumble bees. Eaten in salads, boiled for tea. As medicine, has been used internally and externally for a multitude […]

Sheep sorrel – seed packet

Sheep sorrel – seed packet$2.99

(Rumex acetosella) Perennial in the Buckwheat Family, native to Eurasia. Small (1-3”) arrow-shaped leaves, sour in flavor. Ground-cover habit that forms a spreading mat. One of the Essiac Herbs, claimed to be anti-cancer. Very drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Thrives on poor, disturbed soils, including heavy clay. Full sun. Direct-sow seeds around time of Final […]

Shiso, Green – seed packet

Shiso, Green – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Annual in the Mint Family native to SE Asia and/or the Chinese & Indian highlands. Foliage toothy-leafed, crinkled, aromatic with faintly tinted purplish-red undersides. To 24” tall. Not commonly known in the U.S.A., but much favored in Japanese cuisine. Unique flavor can only be described as “like Shiso”. Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: […]

Shungiku Chrysanthemum – seed packet

Shungiku Chrysanthemum – seed packet$2.99

(Chrysanthemum coronarium) – Also known as “Garland Chrysanthemum” and “Edible Chrysanthemum”.  Greens are used in Asian cuisine.  Should be cooked very lightly or they will lose their form.  A very strong flavor that, probably, you either like or don’t like! High in minerals and vitamins, including potassium and carotene. Yellow and white flowers are medicinal; […]

Skullcap, Baikal – seed packet

Skullcap, Baikal – seed packet$2.99

(Scutellaria baicalensis) Perennial in the Mint Family native to Siberia, Mongolia & N. China. Low-growing, to 12” high, with blue flowers that Richo Cech of Horizon Herbs describes as evoking “schools of dolphins”. One of the “50 Fundamental Herbs” of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which names it “Huang Qin”. Roots are the harvested part. Considered antiviral and […]

Skullcap, Official – seed packet

Skullcap, Official – seed packet$2.99

(Scutellaria lateriflora) Perennial in the Mint Family. To 18” high, with blue flowers hanging off one side of the stem. Spreads by shallow, lateral roots. Very cold hardy (reputedly down to -20F). Flavor is somewhat bitter. An excellent herb for acute or chronic nervous tension – as tincture, tea, or smoked. Smoked, the flavor evokes […]