Organic Herbs

  • Tips for Growing Lemongrass

    Source COMMON NAMES: Lemongrass, Achara, Citronella, Capim, Fever Tea, Oil Grass, Fever Grass LATIN NAME: Cymbopogon citratusis HISTORY: Lemongrass is a tropical grass that...

  • Tips for Growing Turmeric

    COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as turmeric, turmeric and curcumin. LATIN NAME: Curcumae Longae HISTORY: This root is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine, as well as general South Asian cuisine. Native to Southern...

  • Tips for Growing Peppermint

    COMMON NAMES: Peppermint, Mint and M. balsamea Wild LATIN NAME: Mentha piperita HISTORY: Peppermint is a hybrid cross between the watermint and spearmint. It grows native in Europe, but can...

  • Tips for Growing a Soap Berry Tree

    Source COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as Soap Berry or Soap Nut Tree. LATIN NAME: Sapindus drummondii HISTORY: Sapindus Soap berry trees, or bushes, are...

  • Tips for Growing a Pomegranate Tree

    Source COMMON NAMES: Pomegranate LATIN NAME: (Punica granatum) HISTORY: Historically, the pomegrante has been associated with fertility and ripe health. From the...

  • Tips for Growing Milk Thistle

    Source COMMON NAMES: Milk thistle, Silybum, Lady's Thistle, Holy thistle and Our Lady's Milk Thistle LATIN NAME: Silybum marianum HISTORY: Milk thistle is a...

  • Tips for Growing Male Fern

    COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as male fern, this plant is also known as Dryopteris, Wood Fern, Bear's-paw, Shield Fern, Sweet Brake, Knotty Brake and Buckler Fern. LATIN NAME: Dryopteris filixmas HISTORY: This...

  • Tips for Growing a Hawthorne Tree

    Source COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as Hawthorne berry or May blossom. LATIN NAME: Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus spathulata HISTORY: This plant is...

  • Tips for Growing Greater Celandine

    COMMON NAMES: Also known as tetterwort, Garden Celandine, Chelidonium, True Celandine, and Swallow Wort. LATIN NAME: Chelidonium majus HISTORY: A native of the poppy family, this plant is a native of Europe,...

  • Tips for Growing Dandelion

    Source COMMON NAMES: Dandelion LATIN NAME: Taraxacum officinale HISTORY: Dandelions are believed to be some of the oldest plants on the planet. Historians and...

  • Tips for Growing Clove

    COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as clove. It is the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree. Cloves come from the Myrtaceae family, and are native to India and Indonesia. LATIN NAME: Eugenia aromaticum or Eugenia caryophyllata ...

  • Tips for Growing Cilantro

    COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as cilantro, Chinese parsley and coriander. LATIN NAME: Coriandrum sativum HISTORY: Cilantro is found in many dishes the world over, with particularly presence in dishes from Mexico. Cilantro...

  • Tips for Growing Yellow Dock

    COMMON NAMES: Also known curled dock, "narrow-leaved dock," garden patience, narrow dock, and sour dock. LATIN NAME: Rumex crispus HISTORY: Curly-leafed yellow dock is a native plant to Europe and western...

  • Tips for Growing Wormwood

    COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as wormwood , but also absinthe, or grand wormwood. LATIN NAME: Artemisia absinthium HISTORY: This plant is native to temperate regions of Africa and Eurasia. It was...

  • Tips for Growing Chanca Piedra

    Source COMMON NAMES: Stonebreaker, Quebra Pedra, Seed-Under-Leaf, dukong anak and bhuiaonla LATIN NAME: Phyllanthus niruri HISTORY: The name chanca piedra comes from...

  • Tips for Growing St. John's Wort

    Source COMMON NAMES: St. John's Wort, Klamathweed, Goatweed, Hypericum. Amber Touch-and-Heal LATIN NAME: Hypericum perforatum HISTORY: This flower has been historically used as a...

  • Tips for Growing Lemon Balm

    Source COMMON NAMES: Lemon Balm, Sweet Balm, Common Balm, Sweet Mary, Balm, Honey Plant, Melissa, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Bee Balm, Garden Balm. LATIN NAME: Melissa officinalis HISTORY:...

  • Tips for Growing Helichrysum

    Source COMMON NAMES: Golden Eternal Flower, Everlasting, Strawflower, Curry Plant, Immortelle, Licorice Plant LATIN NAME: Helichrysum italicum HISTORY: A plant much admired for the...

  • Tips for Growing a Toothache Tree

    Source COMMON NAMES: Ash-leaved Toothache tree, Club Tree, Prickly Ash, Wait-a-but, Sting-tongue, Angelica-tree, Suterberry, Hercules-club, Spitberry. LATIN NAME: Xanthoxylon fraxineum, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, Zanthoxylum americanum HISTORY: ...

  • Tips for Growing Oregano

    Source COMMON NAMES: Oregano, Winter Sweet, Pot Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Winter Marjoram LATIN NAME: Origanum vulgare HISTORY: The ancient Greeks considered oregano to be...

  • Tips for Growing Mullein

    Source COMMON NAMES: Verbascum, White Mullein, Mullein Dock, Our Lady's Flannel, Torches, Velvet Dock, Blanket Herb, Candlewick Plant, Beggar's Stalk, Golden Rod, Velvet Plant, Beggar's Blanket. Woollen, Adam's Flannel, Rag Paper, Bullock's Lungwort,...

  • Tips for Growing Jasmine Sambuc

    Source COMMON NAMES: Belle of India, Grand Duke, Arabian Jasmine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Flore Pleno LATIN NAME: Jasminum sambac HISTORY: This plant has...

  • Tips for Growing Horsetail

    Tips for Growing Horsetail Source COMMON NAMES: Equisetum, Scouring Rush, Bottle-brush, Toadpipe, Horse willow, Shave grass, Paddock-pipes, Pewterwort LATIN NAME: Equisetum arvense HISTORY: ...