Calea Zacatechichi True Bitter Dream Herb Dried Leaves

Calea Zacatechichi True Bitter Dream Herb Dried Leaves

Calea Zacatechichi True Bitter Dream Herb Dried Leaves.

5+grams of fresh picked and shade dried leaves per baggie!
Makes a great tea or smoke blend.

This is A1 quality, super fresh, and stock is limited folks…

Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!

P.S. More Calea products like seeds available here>>> Dream Herb

 

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

 

Bug Spray DIY Herb Tagetes Minuta 50grams dried

Bug Spray DIY Herb Tagetes Minuta 50grams dried

Bug Spray DIY Herb Tagetes Minuta 50grams dried

As requested, fresh dried herb of Tagetes Minuta for making your own bug spray!

I have done all the hard work for you with this lot, so you don’t even have to grow your own!

It is the whole plant and root, picked and dried just before the bulk of the seed matured, then put through the woodchipper, seived and bagged up ready to go.

I still do recommend you grow your own though, and here are all our Tagetes Seeds incase you decide to.

When I tested it here, this is what I did.

I adding heaped 2tablesspoons of dried herb to a 700ml pasta sauce bottle, then just topping up with boiling water and wacked a lid on it and left it on the bench overnight.

The next morning pour I got up and poured it through a fine strainer or cloth, then the filtered coffee coloured liquid into a 1liter spray bottle.

I gave the soft bodied critters like cut worms and cabbage moth larvae a spray morning and night, and it had them curled up dead in the bottom of the pot by the following week. Quite effective really, but it did take a few days to start knocking them off.
I don’t make any “guarantee’s” with this stuff, as I am far from an expert.

BUT, it does work well for us, and I reckon it is definitely worth a go, it doesn’t have any chemical nonsense in it, and it is only a couple bucks after all….

 

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

 

Leonotis Nepetifolia 3grams Herb Dried Petals

Leonotis Nepetifolia 3grams Herb Dried Petals

Leonotis Nepetifolia freshly picked, organically grown, sticky resinous petals.

Anyway, 3+grams per baggie!
If you want to buy bulk click the link in the blue text.

Makes a great tea or smoke blend.

If you have only tried the cheap imported rubbish or the leaves, don’t let that cloud your judgment.

This is A1 quality, and stock is limited folks!!!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!
P.S. Other Leonotis products like seeds, petals and leaves are available in this LINK HERE.

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

Sneezeweed Centipeda Minima Herb Seeds

Sneezeweed Centipeda Minima Herb Seeds

Packet of 100’s of teeny tiny little seeds!

This Australian native herb and ground cover is used extensively as a medicinal in SE Asia.
Normally applied as a poultice and used for inflammation and swelling of the joints, it is also used for skin conditions, tropical ulcers, and ring worm.

It’s main claim to fame is for its anti-allergenic properties, and for it’s ability to clear the sinus and reliably make you sneeze.
Was and still is an additive in some types of snuff for this reason.

If you grab a handful(fresh or dried) and rub it in your hands then take a whiff..
AFFPHHHCHOOOO!!!
Your eyes get a little moist, and your sinus and nasal passages feel all cleaned out, kinda similar to the way breathing frying hot chillies does, but no pain or burning or anything like that.

It is common in Japan, Malaysia, China and Nepal, and dried herb is sold as a medicine in TCM stores all around Australia.
Bit silly really considering it is so common, and super easy to grow, and a native to here in Australia too.

On eBay whole dried chopped and/or powdered herb averaged $170-$300 a kilo last time I looked…

Most traditional medicine text books use the old name of Artemisia minima, and it is also occasionally called Artemisia orbicularis, Artemisia stemutatoria, Artemisia sternutatoria, Centipeda minuta, Centipeda orbicularis, chhikkani, chikkika, e pu shih ts’ao, e bu shi cao, ghrandukhahda, kashvakrit, krataai chan, mbakoan, mecheta, mueat lot, myriogyne minuta, pe kong chhau, qiu zi cao, qui zi cao, shih hu sui, shi hu sui, sneeze wort, spreading sneeze weed, spreading sneezeweed, tikshna, to-kin sou, t’ien hu sui, yaa krachaam among others.

We have heaps growing around our dam and it makes a decent lawn of sorts, even when it’s dusty dry like at the moment.
Super easy to grow, all you do is sprinkle on a fine sandy soil, water and wait a couple weeks.
Use a fine rose of watering can or misters when the plants are small as they are tiny and easy to damage.
Once they get as big as your thumb they are pretty much unstoppable.
It produces millions of seeds which will gradually fill any spaces or patches of bare soil provided you give them the odd water.

It’s a cool looking little ground cover plant, does great in pots, clears the sinus, bees love it, it’s native to Australia, and it is also a very very high value medicinal herb on the open market.
You really should buy a pack I reckon…

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Dragonhead Balm Moldovian Herb Dracocephalum Moldavica Seeds

Dragonhead Balm Moldovian Herb Dracocephalum Moldavica Seeds

Packet of 50+ home grown organic seeds!

I have been growing this guy for ages now, having gotten seeds from lots of different folks all over the world.
Unfortunately it never really did good..

I had been growing each source of seeds separately on rotation, with the ones sourced from Russia here, and the Thai ones there, and the American ones over there, Ukrainian ones over here etc.
None of them doing particularly good though with erratic germination and poor yields super common no matter what I did.

It was only a few years back I decided bugger it, I will just cross them all up in the hope that the bigger genepool will give them a boost.
Worked great and now I have great germination, awesome yields and no aphid or sap sucking insect pest issues either.

The reason each origin of seeds was performing poorly was as follows.
(Feel free to scroll past but I figured it may be of interest.)
Each batch of seeds was very very similar and exactly the same species.
The only differences being minor, things like cold hardiness or days til flowering, that sort of thing.

The problem was, I started with a limited number of seeds, and most of those didn’t grow.
The ones that did, most didn’t live long enough to set seeds.
Just an example, but its like distant cousins having babies.
Not ideal, but not that bad genetically.
But if their babies have babies which are now brother and sister, then their babies have babies, etc, etc, etc.
Closely related family members having babies isn’t exactly great, and especially generation after generation.
Just take a look at any royal family….

After a while the gene pool is tiny, all the plants are super similar, and they are only suited to a tiny little niche of the ecosystem too.
They do awesome in that niche, but anything outside that ideal zone, say a hot day, or a little insect attack, or heavy rain rolls them.
Any minor stress at all is too much, and the plants keel over and die.
This is the same situation you have with many modern hybrids and plants designed for modern intensive farming techniques.
Ideal in an ideal conditions, fully irrigated, mono-cropping farm situation, but bloody useless in a suburban backyard garden bed.

Where the grower is a bit slack like me, or dare I say it, heading into more and more dramatic climatic conditions with unseasonable weather patterns becoming the norm, over selection of plants is a really bad idea.

The easy way to fix the situation is to just bring in some new genes, and that is what I did.
I crossed them all up and now a few years later I have strong healthy plants with lots of genetic diversity, able to handle a huge range of conditions again.

The large beautiful blue, white and purple blooms smell lovely and the the whole plants makes a great lemony tea.
It is just like lemonbalm but a bit stronger and this is due to the large amount of linolenic acid.

The other advantage of this fella over most other lemony herbs is it keeps it’s flavour and aroma when dried.
Just cut the plants and hang them upside down in the shade.
Once crispy, roughly rub the whole plant against a sieve and throw the stems away.
Wack it in jars and keep them in a dark cupboard until needed.

It’s known as dragonhead, melissa, tuoksuampiaisyrtti, Turkish dragonflower, Turkmint, Chinese blue hyssop, toronil azul, toronil chino, Turkish melissa, Moldavian balm, Moldavian dragon’s head, Moldavian dragonhead etc.
It isn’t actually Turkish or Moldavian, it’s originally from China, and it has spread widely through Europe as a crop for bees to increase honey production, and as a medicinal herb.
Most often made into a tea but it is also commonly smoked with or without blending with other herbs.

The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and considered astringent, carminative and tonic, with the tea said to give courage, calmness, and relieve stress.
I’d agree with all of that.
Traditionally it is often used as a poultice on cuts and scrapes due to it’s natural antibiotic effects.
It is also used for mild food poisoning and diarrhea, heart disease, cold and flu, headache, bronchitis etc.

We just use it as a relaxing lemony tea.
For that reason alone it’s a great little herb, and one you don’t see very often here in Australia.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Bulk Dried Leonurus Sibiricus Marihuanilla Little Marijuana

Bulk Dried Leonurus Sibiricus Marihuanilla Little Marijuana

Bulk Dried Leonurus Sibiricus Marihuanilla Little Marijuana

Bulk Packet of 15+grams freshly dried organic herb!

The equivalent of five smaller 3+gram bags, but for the price of four!

Picked from our home grown plants, packed and posted out fresh to you.

Called a heap of different things, Siberian motherwort, Marihuanilla, little marijuana, marihuanilla, marijuanillo, mahjiki, Chinese motherwart, ich mau thao, i mu isa, amor mio, mehajiki, yakumosos, yi mu cao and honeyweed to name a few.

Very attractive large flowering herb. It starts of small and takes a while to get started, but it really grows big in the last few months.

I have had them get 2.5meters high and about 1.5meters wide in good soil here, much smaller and more manageable in pots if kept regularly pruned.

Lovely lacy foliage, Christmas tree shaped plant that ends up covered of pink and purple flower buds.

The traditional uses of the plant are really wide with the Chinese using the herb to treat “loss of potency in men”, as a diuretic and to relive the pain associated with postpartum bleeding or painful menstruation. In Mexico an alcohol extraction is made by chopping finely and soaking the leaf root and stem in liquor, then filtering and applying the medicine to joints to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with arthritic conditions.

It was also used as a tea by many cultures to help with hormone imbalance and “womens issues”.

These days the main use is as a smoking herb or base herb to many of relaxing tea blends that are now widely available these days. I use it as a tea myself and find it help heaps on those hot, sticky, summer nights, when I just can’t get comfortable and get to sleep.

It has a reputation for being very similar in effect to Marijuana, but I personally think this mostly stems from its very similar appearance, but saying that it does have a mild sedative effect much like the rest of the family.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties no problems!!!

P.S. If you only want a little Dried Herb.

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂