Strictly Medicinal® Herb and Flower Seeds
Seeds to germinate arnica, basil, calendula, catnip, cilantro, garden sage, lavender, lemon balm, mullein, peppermint, and thyme.
Arnica Flower – Heterotheca Inuloides
The whole flowers of Arnica may be infused in alcohol or oil and used to make skin care products, including facial washes, soap, salves, lotions and hair and scalp conditioners. Sometimes this herb is used in combination with other herbs with similar skin-loving qualities, such as chamomile, meadowsweet and white willow bark.
Catnip – Nepeta cataria
Sometimes referred to as catswort, or catmint, is a species of the genus Nepeta in the family Lamiaceae, native to southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East,central Asia, and parts of China. It is also widely naturalized in northern Europe, New Zealand, and North America. The common name catmint can also refer to the genus as a whole. The names catnip and catmint are derived from the intense attraction most cats have towards them.
Marigold – Calendula officinalis
These beautiful flowers with deep orange and yellow petals are widely cultivated and grown easily in sunny areas. Marigold has often been used as a face wash or in lozenges.
Lavender – Lavandula officinalis
Lavender Flowers come from a flowering plant in the mint family is found in several areas around the world. This type of lavender is native to the western Mediterranean. The scent of lavender is infamous and used in detergents, soap, bath blends, and during massage therapy. The flowers and oil are also used in lotions, eye pillows and handmade soap.
Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm is grown as an ornamental plant, for its oil, and often to attract bees for honey production. Lemon balm originated in south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran and Central Asia, but can now be found in almost every country. Lemon balm is also known as balm, common balm and balm mint. Lemon balm may be referred to as balm mint because it is in the Lamiaceae mint family.
Mullien Leaf – Verbascum thapsus
This species of mullein leaf, known as the Great or Common Mullein, is native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia, but can also be found in North and South America and Australia. Mullein thrives in many environments, including rocky soil to forests and meadows. Mullein has been known by many names: Aaron’s Rod, Bouillon Blanc, Candleflower, Cierge Cotonneux, Clot-Bur, Clown’s Longwort, Faux Bouillon-blanc, Shepherd’s Staff, Tabac du Diable, Torch Weed, Velvet Plant and Woolly Mullein just to name a few.
Peppermint – Mentha piperita
Peppermint is a hybrid mint made by crossing watermint with spearmint. Peppermint was indigenous to Europe, but has now become widespread thoughtout the world. Peppermint is the oldest and most popular mint flavor. It is often used to flavor tea, ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum, and toothpaste. Peppermint contains menthol which activates the TRPM8 (cold-sensitive) receptors, and that is what creates the cooling sensation of peppermint oils.
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