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Summer Savory

A.
Germinates 7-14 days Sow depth- 1/8" Plant spacing - 12" Height-12-18" Type-Annual

In the garden: This attractive, aromatic annual has narrow, gray-green leaves on bushy stems. White to light-pink flowers bloom from midsummer to frost. An attractive addition to borders and containers.

Culinary Use: this spicy peppery leaves are a popular seasoning for beans, salads, soups, squash, cabbage, sauerkraut and stir fry dishes. May be used fresh or dried. The leaves also add flavor to herb vinegars. The smaller lavender flowers make attractive garnishes.

*Medicinal Uses: The leaves of Summer Savory are used to aid digestion, stimulate appetite, relieve minor upset stomach and prevent gas. The herb is often added to cooked dishes, especially bean dishes, for these purpose's, but may also be prepared as medicinal tea. Summer Savory's mild astringent and antiseptic properties also make the tea useful for occasional diarrhea and mild sore throats.

Parts used: Leaves Typical preparations: Tea Gargle: for sore throat, gargle cool summer savory teas






Sweet Marjoram

B.
Germinates: 10-14 days Sow Depth: 1/8" Plant spacing: 8" Height: 12-18" Type: Perennial

In the garden: This tender perennial has compact, bushy foliage made up of fuzzy, gray-green, oval leaves. Short spikes of small pink or white flowers bloom in summer. Attractive in flower borders, herb gardens and containers. Hardy from Zones 7- 10

Culinary use: Adds a mild sweet, oregano-like flower and a balsam aroma. An ideal seasoning for meats, poultry, pasta, egg and cheese dishes, salads, soups, stews and dressings.

Other uses: Add to fresh or dried floral arrangements, potpourri and herb pillows. May be added to water, ammonia, or vinegar to make household surface cleaning solution.

*Medicinal Uses: Sweet Marjoram tea is used to settle the stomach and to relieve minor digestive upset. Marjoram's stomach-settling properties have led to its use in preventing motion sickness. The tea is also added to bathwater to help relieve congestion and hay fever as well as aches and pains.

Parts used: leaves, Flowering tops Typical preparations:Tea For the Bath: Prepare a strong tea by steeping ½ cup of dried herb or 1-cup fresh herb in boiling water for 10-20 minutes. Strain out the herbs and add the liquid tea to bathwater. Or add a generous handful of fresh or dried herbs to a cheesecloth bag and run bath water over the bag.



parsley-curled

C.

Germinates: 14-21 days Sow depth: ½" Plant spacing: 8" Height: 10-16 Type: Biennial

In the garden: Biennial plants produce a thick mound of attractive, curly bright green leaves. Small clusters of yellow-green flowers bloom in summer. Makes a nice edging for beds and borders. Hardy from zones 5 to 9.

Culinary use: Parley's clean flavor blends well with many types of cuisine. Stems and leaves are added at the end of cooking time for best flavor.

Other uses: leaves and stems can be used to produce a greenish -yellow dye. A parsley tea is used as a hair conditioner.

*Medicinal uses: Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, a natural breath freshener. Fresh springs are eaten after meals to prevent bad breath. Parsley leaves and roots are also used to make a tea that acts as a diuretic for bladder infections, kidney stones, and for pre-menstrual fluid retention. Crushed leaves are applied externally to bruises to promote healing. Parts used: leaves and roots. To sweeten breath: Chew a few fresh springs after meals. Tea








Chives

D.

Germinates:

7-14 days Sow depth:1/4" Plant spacing: 8" Height: 12-18 Type: perennial

In the garden: The long, tubular leaves and globe shaped, mauve flowers of chives add a cheerful vertical accent to beds, borders and containers. Blooms in summer. Hardy from Zone 3 to 10. May also be grown indoors.

Culinary use: flowers and leaves have a mild onion like flavor. Sprinkle flowers on salads or add to vinegars. Add leaves to salads, sandwiches, soups and cream sauces. Use to make flavored butter.

*Medicinal Uses: Chives are used to stimulate appetite and promote digestion, especially when poor appetite is due to a cold. Chives are added liberally to salads and cooked dishes for medicinal purposes. Like onions, garlic and leeks, chives contain health-promoting compounds that are believed to help prevent cancer and treat high blood pressure.

Parts used: Leaves, Flowers. Typical Preparations: Chopped fresh or dried leaves are added liberally to salads or cooked foods to stimulate appetite. Chives may also be added to herbal vinegars as part of a healthy diet. Herbal Vinegar: In a blender combine fresh chives leaves and vinegar (such as balsamic, red wine, rice, or apple cider vinegar,) until blended. Bottle and store for 2 weeks before using. After 2 weeks, strain out herbs if desired. Use herbal vinegars on salads and vegetable dishes.



Sweet Basil

E.

Germinates: 5-10 days Sow depth:1/4" Plant spacing: 8" Height: 18 Type: Annual

In the garden: This easy to grow annual herb grows in neat, dense mounds with bright-green triangular leaves. Leaves have a spicy fragrance. Attractive as an edging plant.

Culinary use: Basil is best known for its use in pasta sauces, especially pesto sauce. Basil compliments any type of tomato dish and is also used to flavor beans, peppers, eggplant and soups. Add late in the cooking process for best flavor. Use fresh or dried. May be added to oils or frozen for longer storage.

Other uses: use the fragrant leaves in sachets and potpourri. Basil tea may be used as a hair rinse to add luster. Add to bathwater for an invigorating soak. Place pots on windowsill to repel flies.

*Medicinal Uses: Basil is used to relieve nausea especially in cases of chemotherapy and radiation. Basil is also used to aid digestion, expel gas as well for headaches. The leaves are added to foods or are used to make a tea. A poultice made from fresh basil leaves is used to heal acne. Fresh basil leaves rubbed on the skin repel insects.

Parts used: Leaves Typical Preparations: Tea: Poultice: Mash leaves with just enough water to make a paste. Apple the mash externally to acne and cover with a clean cloth or gauze.





Calendula

F.

Germinates:

7-12 days Sow depth:1/4" Plant spacing: 8" Height: 20 Type: Annual

In the garden: Produces an abundance of attractive double, lemon-yellow blossoms from summer to fall. The bright green, spoon-shaped leaves are aromatic. Attractive in bed, borders and containers.

Culinary use: the edible flowers are added to salads and sandwiches.

other Uses: Flowers produce a bright yellow dye. Dry flowers for potpourri. Calendula tea is a traditional hair rinse for brightening natural blond highlights.

*Medicinal uses: Calendula petals are used to make a tea that is taken internally for ulcers in the digestive tract as well as for painful menstruation. The tea is used externally as a gargle or mouthwash for canker sores, gum disease, sore throat and tonsillitis.

Parts used: Flower petals. Typical Preparations: tea: Steep 1-2 teaspoons dried petals or 2 to 4 teaspoons fresh petals in 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes and strain. Drink 1 cup of the the 1 to 2 times daily. Mouthwash/Gargle: Rinse mouth or gargle with the cooled tea.








Sage

G.

Germinates: 7-21 days Sow depth:1/8" Plant spacing: 12" Height: 18-30" Type: Perennial

In the garden: This handsome perennial produces velvety, silver-green foliage with small lavender flowers in early summer. An attractive edging plant for any garden. Hardy from Zones 3 to 9.

Culinary Use" Used to flavor poultry stuffing's, salads, egg and vegetable dishes, meats and breads.

Other uses: add to decorative wreaths. Sage tea is used as a hair rinse to add shine to dark hair. Dyes wool green-gray or yellow. Plants repel insects.

*Medicinal uses Sage is used as an astringent, anti-inflammatory tea for sore throat, tonsillitis, gingivitis, and canker sores. Once ingested, Sage also reduces sweating and is used for this property as a remedy for fevers as well as for excessive sweating. Externally, Sage tea is used as a compress for wounds and as an antiperspirant.

Parts used: Leaves Typical Preparations: Tea Gargle the warm tea up to several times daily for sore throat, tonsillitis. Use the tea as a mouthwash for gingivitis and canker sores. For wounds/antiperspirant: Soak a clean cloth in the tea and apply as a compress to wounds or to underarms.

Note Sage is considered a valuable, sage remedy for short-term use when used in moderation. However, Sage is not recommended for long-term use, and High Dosages can be dangerous



Outdoors in a sunny location with well-drained soil after all danger of frost is past. For an earlier harvest, start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date and transplant to the garden after all danger of frost is past. Press seed lightly into the soil surface, leave uncovered as light aids germination. Keep moist.

Tea: steep 1 teaspoon dried herb or 2 teaspoons fresh herb in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain out herbs and drink 1 cup of the remaining liquid up to 3 times daily.



This statement(s) has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any diseases. Keep out of the reach of children. Talk to your doctor before ingesting any herbal product if you have an existing medical condition, if you are taking prescription medication or if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.


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