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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

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

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

Echium vulgare (Viper's bugloss)

Characteristics
Family:   Boraginaceae
Type:   Biennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   70 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvest leaves for tea or cordial
Autumn
Harvest seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Alleviates fevers
Headaches and nervous tension
Relieves inflammatory pain

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

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

Phytolacca acinosa (Indian Pokeweed)

Characteristics
Family:   Phytolaccaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   110 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Protect young shoots from harsh frost
Autumn
Remove fruit if you want to avoid self seeding
Winter
Cut back, protect from harsh frost and freezing
Traditional Uses
TOXIC. only for use by experienced practitioners
Leaves can be eaten MUST BE BOILED 3 TIMES WITH FRESH WATER
Caution with children, berries very TOXIC

Unit Price:€ 3.50

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

Rosa rugosa (Rugosa rose (Mei Gui Hua))

Characteristics
Family:   Rosaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   180 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Cut back or dig out any overgrowth
Summer
Harvest rose buds
Autumn
Harvest rose hips
Winter
Quick growing plant keep in container to control growth
Traditional Uses
Irregular menstruation
Depression
Hips are a high sourse of Vitamin C
Heartburn and abdominal fullness,

Unit Price:€ 3.50

About Bareroot Botanicals

Bareroot Botanicals is a nursery and herb farm based in Co. Clare 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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