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Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divide plants and pot up or plant out into garden
Summer
Harvest flowers and leaves
Autumn
Deadhead to prevent self seeding
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Colds, flu and fevers
High blood pressure
Stops bleeding
Heavy periods

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Acmella oleracea (Spilanthes)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Americas
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest leaves & flowers
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Antifungal
Tooth ache
Skin infections

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Aloysia citriodora (Lemon verbena)

Characteristics
Family:   Verbenaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant into polytunnel
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed throughout growing season
Winter
Cut back, protect from frost
Traditional Uses
Strengthening nervous system
Digestive aid
Fevers

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Arnica chamissonis (Mountain tobacco)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   40 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divied if growing in pots
Summer
Pick flowers to incourage more flowers
Autumn
Cut back
Winter
Does not like any fertiliser
Traditional Uses
EXTERNAL USE ONLY
NOT ON BROKEN SKIN
Sprains
Bruises
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 3.00

Arnica montana (Arnica)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divide plants and pot up or plant out into garden
Summer
Harvest flowers throughout summer
Autumn
Harvest flowers throughout autumn
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Muscular pains
Bruises
Nerve pains
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun - part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   90 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Take softwood cuttings
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Take semihardwood cutitngs
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Worms
Antiseptic for external use
Insect repellant

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Artemisia annua (Sweet annie (qing hao))

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Harvest flowers and leaves
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Anti malarial
Fever
Headaches

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Asclepias tuberosa (Pleurisy Root)

Characteristics
Family:   Apocynaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Needs light well-drained soil
Summer
Young shoots and flower buds can be cooked, eat in small amounts
Autumn
Great plant for bees
Winter
Cut back, good quality fibre is obtained from the dried stem
Traditional Uses
To be used by experienced practitioner
As an expectorant for a range of lung diseases
Diarrhoea, dysentery
Increases perspiration
Relieves spasms

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Baptisia tinctoria (Indigo Wild)

Characteristics
Family:   Fabaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   80 cm
Maintenance
Traditional Uses
Swollen lymph glands
Low immunity
Respiratory tact infections

Unit Price:€ 6.00

Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape)

Characteristics
Family:   Berberidaceae
Aspect:   Part shade
Type:   Perennial
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
Harvest roots
Traditional Uses
Gastritis
Chronin skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, acne
Digestive weakness

Unit Price:€ 12.00

Canna indica (African arrowroot)

Characteristics
Family:   Cannaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Americas
Height:   150 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Dig up and divide March to April
Summer
Arrowroot starch is produced by grinding or pounding the roots and soaking them in water.
Autumn
Bring indoors before the first frosts and overwinter the rhizomes in a frost-free place.
Winter
Keep barely moist in the winter
Traditional Uses
Gonorrhoea
Amenorrhoea

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black cohosh (Sheng ma))

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Rheumatism
Period pain
Muscular cramps
Menopause

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea angustifolia)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   90 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Harvest roots of 3 year plus plants
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Immune tonic
Respiratory tract infections
Candida
Sinusitis

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   90 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Harvest roots of 3 year plus plants
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Immune tonic
Respiratory tract infections
Candida
Sinusitis

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Ephedra viridis (Green Mormon tea)

Characteristics
Family:   Ephedraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Plant prefers full sun and very fast draining soil.
Autumn
Protect from strong winds and heavy rain
Spring
Keep small plants in pot for one year before planting out
Traditional Uses
Asthma, wheezing, cough
Common cold
Fever, chills

Unit Price:€ 7.00

Eschscholzia californica (Californian poppy)

Characteristics
Family:   Papaveraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Overexcitedness
Insomnia
IBS
Colic

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Geranium maculatum (American Cranesbill)

Characteristics
Family:   Geraniaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest aerial parts when in flower
Autumn
Harvest roots
Winter
Cut back any remaining aerial parts
Traditional Uses
IBS
Haemorrhoids
Heavy periods
Internal Bleeding

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Liatris spicata (Gayfeather)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   70 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divide roots or sow
Autumn
Harvest rhizomes
Traditional Uses
Menstrual disorders
Sore throat

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Lycopus americanu (Bugleweed)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   70 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Palpitations
Sedative
Hyperthyroidism

Unit Price:€ 3.50

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

Phytolacca americana (American Pokeweed)

Characteristics
Family:   Phytolaccaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Summer
May need support in exposed gardens
Autumn
Remove fruit if you want to avoid self seeding
Winter
Cut back, protect from harsh frost and freezing
Traditional Uses
TOXIC, toxicity increases as plant matures, esp in roots
Leaves can be eaten MUST BE BOILED 3 TIMES WITH FRESH WATER
Caution with children, berries very TOXIC

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel)

Characteristics
Family:   Polygonaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvest leaves throughout season
Traditional Uses
Mild laxative
Detoxifying
Used in essiac tea

Unit Price:€ 2.50

Salvia hispanica (Chia)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Americas
Height:   150 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed and plant in sandy, fast draining soil
Summer
Keep moist, fertilisation will promote leaf growth & delay seed production
Autumn
Collect seed
Traditional Uses
regulate bowel movement
eye infections
Respiratory infections

Unit Price:€ 3.00

Stemmacantha carthamoides (Maral root)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Autumn
Harvest roots of 2nd year plus plants
Traditional Uses
Fatigue

Unit Price:€ 4.50


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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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