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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

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

Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   80 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Collect self seeded seedlings and pot on
Autumn
Sow seeds
Winter
Harvest roots of plants over 2yrs old
Traditional Uses
Menstrual disorders
Anaemia
Poor circulation

Unit Price:€ 2.50

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

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

Bupleurum falcatum (Sickle leaved hare's ear(Chai hu))

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   100 cm
Maintenance
Autumn
Cut Back or harvest
Winter
Mulch with compost around plant
Traditional Uses
Alternating fever & chills
Nausea, bloating, indegestion
Prolapse of the uterus or rectum
Irregular menstruation

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun Indoors
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Asia
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Anxiety and stress
Concentration
Acne
Overactive mind

Unit Price:€ 5.50

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

Cnidium monnieri (She Chuang Zi)

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant out
Summer
Harvest whole aerial parts when in full flower
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Eczema
Vaginitis
Impotence
Infertility

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Codonopsis pilosula (Codonopsis)

Characteristics
Family:   Campanulaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   180 cm
Maintenance
Traditional Uses
Fatigue
Loss appetite
High blood pressure
Increasing breast milk flow

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Datura stramonium (Thorn apple)

Characteristics
Family:   Solanaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   180 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Remove
Traditional Uses
Asthma
Muscle relaxant
Rheumatic pains
Neuralgia
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 2.50

Gentiana tibetica (Tibetian gentian)

Characteristics
Family:   Gentianaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
cut back when plant dies back
Winter
Harvest roots
Summer
May flower ater 4 years and plant will die(save seed!)
Traditional Uses
Poor digestion
Arthritis
Jaundice

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)

Characteristics
Family:   Fabaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   120 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant into polytunnel
Traditional Uses
Adrenal fatigue
Cough & sore throat
Peptic ulcers
Inflammatory bowel conditions

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Chinese licorice)

Characteristics
Family:   Fabaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   120 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant into polytunnel
Traditional Uses
Poor appetite
Sore throat
Muscular spasm
Peptic ulcers

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiao-gu-lan Japanese)

Characteristics
Family:   Curcubaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade indoors
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Asia
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Plant into polytunnel
Autumn
Harvest leaves
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
High cholesterol
Fatigue
Incresese white blood cell count

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Canada
Height:   40 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Leave covered in leaf mould
Autumn
Harvest roots of 2 year plus plants
Traditional Uses
Highly antibacterial
H-pylori infection
Sinusitis
Mouth ulcers

Unit Price:€ 8.00

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

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree)

Characteristics
Family:   Myrtaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Africa
Height:   10 cm
Maintenance
Traditional Uses
Antiseptic
Decongestant
Wound healer
Colds

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Mentha haplocalyx (Field mint(Bo He))

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Summer
Keep moist harvest just before flowering
Autumn
Harvest again
Winter
Cut back, as with all mints it can easily take over so keep contained!
Traditional Uses
Sore throat, cough
Fever
Inflammation of the eyes
Ulcers in the mouth
Headache

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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:€ 2.50


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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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