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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Americas
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Late to emerge, can be May. Protect from slugs!!
Summer
Plant out into polytunnel or sunny protected spot
Autumn
Harvest leaves as needed
Winter
Cut back, do not overwater in winter
Traditional Uses
Sweetener

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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

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

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

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

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culvers root)

Characteristics
Family:   Scrophulariaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Region:   Americas
Hardiness:   Hardy
Height:   130 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
cut back when plant dies back
Winter
Harvest roots
Traditional Uses
Constipation
Colitis
Gallstones and hepatitis

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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

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

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

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

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

Achyranthes bidentata (Ox-Knee (Niu xi))

Characteristics
Family:   Amaranthaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   80 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest leaves & flowers
Autumn
Harvest roots
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Amenorrhea
Back pain
Muscular spasm

Unit Price:€ 3.00

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


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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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