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Vinca major (Periwinkle)

Characteristics
Family:   Apocynaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Heavy periods
Nose bleeds
Haemorrhoids

Unit Price:€ 3.00

Viola tricolor (Heartsease)

Characteristics
Family:   Violaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Divide plants and pot up or plant out into garden
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Pruritis
Whooping cough
Eczema
Impetigo

Unit Price:€ 2.50

Vitex agnus castus (Chasteberry Tree)

Characteristics
Family:   Verbenaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   180 cm
Maintenance
Spring
If small plant protect from overwatering and hard frost
Summer
Plant in sunny spot beside south facing wall for heat retention
Autumn
Collect berries
Traditional Uses
Menstrual irregularity
Fertility
Hormonal imblance
Acne

Unit Price:€ 7.50

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha )

Characteristics
Family:   Solanaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Germinate seed on heated bench, do not cover
Summer
Plant out or in polytunnel
Autumn
Harvest before first frost
Winter
If inside collect berries for seed & do not overwater
Traditional Uses
Stress & anxiety
Exhaustion
Immune modulant
Hypothyroidism

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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

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

Galega officinalis (Goats rue)

Characteristics
Family:   Fabaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia, European
Height:   90 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow. Plant out
Summer
Harvest aerial parts when in flower
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Increases breast milk flow
Reducing blood sugar levels

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi Holy Basil)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvesy leaves and remove flowers to promote more growth
Autumn
Leave to go to flower before frost for seed saving
Traditional Uses
Stress & Anxiety
Mental fatigue
Poor concentration
Overactive mind

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun - part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Externally for bruises
Externally for neuralgia
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Characteristics
Family:   Plantaginaceae
Type:   Biennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Flowers in second year
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Cardiac conditions
Epilepsy
NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 3.00

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

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

Origanum vulgare aureum (Golden margoram)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Harvest leaves and flowers throughout season
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Poor circulation
Bloating
Gas

Unit Price:€ 3.00

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest leaves throughout season
Traditional Uses
Sore throats
Respiratory tract infections

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   90 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest leaves throughout season
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
IBS
Increases breast milk flow
Bloating
Gas

Unit Price:€ 3.00

Allium fistulosum (Welsh onion (Cong bai))

Characteristics
Family:   Alliaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divide 3 years old plants
Summer
Support to stop falling over
Autumn
Mulch around plant
Traditional Uses
Juice is antibiotic
Coughs and clods
Lower blood pressure

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Angelica dahurica (Bai Zhi)

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Biennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch second year plants
Summer
Save seed
Autumn
Cut back or harvest roots when leaves die back
Traditional Uses
Sinusitis
Allergic rhinitis
Headaches

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Ballota nigra (Black horehound)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divied plant if overcrowing
Summer
Harvest leaves before flowering
Autumn
Sow seeds
Traditional Uses
Insomnia
Reduce nausia
Meniere's disease

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Nigella sativa (Black cumin)

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvest seed when ripe
Traditional Uses
Colic
Indigestion
Antiseptic
Intestinal worms
Incread brest milk

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Sophora flavescens (Ku shen)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Remove old woody stems & mulch
Summer
Large shrub plant at back of bed or hedgerow
Autumn
Harvest roots in year 3 when plant is dormant
Traditional Uses
Kills parasites
releaves itching
Urinary tract infections
Eczema
Acute dysentery

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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

Isatis tinctoria (Woad)

Characteristics
Family:   Brassicaceae
Type:   Biennial
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Remove flower heads if you want to avoid self seeding
Autumn
Harvest roots
Traditional Uses
Sore throat
Laryngitis
Excessive thirst
Skin rashes

Unit Price:€ 3.50


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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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