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Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera (Lu hui))

Characteristics
Family:   Xanthorrhoeaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divide and repot. Can be outdoors after last frosts
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Autumn
Divide and repot again
Winter
Bring indoors before frosts
Traditional Uses
Burns
Digestive disorders
Healing stomach and gut lining
Skin conditions

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   100 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Needs well-drained soil. Plants will dieback if grown in heavy soils with poor drainage.
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Autumn
When dormant cut back to about 20cm high
Traditional Uses
Improves digestion and liver function
Encourages menstrual flow
Expels parasitic worms
It should not be used with pregnant women

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Atropa belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)

Characteristics
Family:   Solanaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European, Asia, Africa
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Harvest leaves & flowers
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Anesthetic
Muscle relaxant
Analgesic
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Gentiana lutea (Gentian)

Characteristics
Family:   Gentianaceae
Type:   Biennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Traditional Uses
Depression
Stimulates appetite
Increases absorbtion of nutrients

Unit Price:€ 5.50

Leonotis leonurus (Wild Dacca)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest flowers
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Asthma
Bronchial spasm

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree)

Characteristics
Family:   Myrtaceae (BACK IN STOCK JUNE)
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Traditional Uses
Antiseptic
Decongestant
Wound healer
Colds

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem)

Characteristics
Family:   Asparagaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade
Region:   European
Hardiness:   Hardy
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Bulbs can be dug up and divided
Autumn
Mulch with leaves or compost
Traditional Uses
Bach flower remedy

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium)

Characteristics
Family:   Geraniaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   70 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Best time to prune back and reshape
Summer
Do not overwater, allow good drainage
Autumn
remove any dead leaves
Winter
Only water sparingly
Traditional Uses
Helps reduce stress and depression
pre-menstrual and menopausal problems
Acne and eczema

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Silene undulata (African Dream root)

Characteristics
Family:   Caryophyllaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Plant out into polytunnel
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Vivid dreams

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Sutherlandia frutescens (Cancerbush)

Characteristics
Family:   Fabaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   100 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Traditional Uses
Gastritis
Peptic ulcers
Cancer
Liver conditions

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Pyrethrum)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
NOT FOR INTERNAL USE
Source of Prytherum
Insecticide

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Viburnum opulus (Cramp Bark)

Characteristics
Family:   Caprifoliaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out tree
Autumn
Harvest bark
Traditional Uses
Menstrual disorders
High blood pressure
Muscular cramps
Endometriosis

Unit Price:€ 4.50

About Bareroot Botanicals

Bareroot Botanicals is a nursery and herb farm based in north county Sligo which specialises in medicinal plants from around the world. It is owned and ran by Iona Herbal Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso.

We hope that through our nursery and the courses we run on the farm that we will empower people to use and grow these plants and see an ancient form of natural healing passed onto another generation.

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