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Peganum Harmala Syyrian Rue Fresh Seeds
Packet of 500+ seeds from this very interesting herb and dye plant. (~3gram my scales tell me.)
Used traditionally for quite a number of uses, not the least, as a red or yellow dye.
Might have a crack at it later on myself, when I get around to it! *EDIT* PayPal hates sales to and from the country in the items title, so I have had to add a deliberate typo to avoid PayPal bots. I do know it is spelt wrong, PayPal told me to do that…
We grew a few of these ourselves this season, just to test the germination rates really, but these actual seeds I got in trade. Great germination rate and very fragrant and fresh, and now the packs are 3grams instead of 1gram yet the price is the same!
While I’m on the subject, please check out the picture of the seeds.
Note the small amount of trash in the bags. After winnowing and sieving multiple times, that’s the best we could do. There are always 500seeds in the packet, but also a little bit of shell as well.
Just plant as normal and it won’t be an issue.
It’s near impossible to get rid of it all, as the seeds are the same size and weight as the shell flakes. Not much I can do about it unfortunately, but it isn’t an issue.
Heaps of interesting information online about this potentially poisonous plant.
See below for a few samples>
“Seed used as a spice and purifying agent. Some caution is advised because the seed has narcotic properties, inducing a sense of euphoria and releasing inhibitions. An edible oil is also obtained from the seed.
Peganum harmala is used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.
In Yemen, it was used to treat depression, and it has been established in the laboratory that harmaline, an active ingredient in Peganum harmala, is a central nervous system stimulant and a reversible inhibitor of MAO-A (RIMA), a category of antidepressant.
Peganum harmala has antioxidant and anti-mutagenic properties. Both the plant and the extract harmine exhibit cytotoxicity with regards to HL60 and K562 leukaemia cell lines.
Ground seeds have been used occasionally to treat skin cancer and subcutaneous cancers traditionally in Morocco.
Seed extracts also show effectiveness against various tumour cell lines, both in vitro and in vivo..”
Please also note I do not suggest ingestion in any form>>> THESE POTENTIALLY POISONOUS SEEDS ARE SOLD FOR GROWING PURPOSES ONLY!!!!!!!!
Just another cool plant for the collection.