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Please contact us if you do not see what you are looking or you require lots of a particular variety and we will do our very best to help. As the seasons progress not all of the herbs listed may be available.

Agrimony, used as a spring tonic, as an astringent, a yellow plant dye

Angelica, appetite stimulant, used to flavour liqueurs and in baking

Apple mint, a delicately apple flavoured mint, lovely in Mojitos

Basil, quintessential Italian herb, oil of basil can be used in soaps

Betony, a beautiful herb for bees and butterflies

Black sage, a Californian variety, amazing

Boneset, popular tonic for treating coughs and colds, as an ointment for muscle ache

Campion bladder, use young leaves in salads, older ones sauté in garlic

Caraway, seeds traditionally used in breads

Centaury, ancient Celtic herb used for skin disorders

Chamomile herb, beer, tisanes, settling nervous complaints

Chervil, used in soups, salads, vinegars and garnish.

Chives, the wonderfully mild onion flavour makes these a very useful herb

Clary sage, widely used herb oil in perfumery

Comfrey, roots used for gastric disorders, leaves used in poultices

Coriander, the most popular culinary herb in Mexican, Indian & Thai cuisine

Dill, Dill water was used for digestive problems, classic with fish

Dyer’s chamomile, use flowers for a beautiful dye

Dyer’s greenweed, can be used as a diuretic and flowers give a rich yellow dye

Eyebright hayfever, eye disorders and catarrh

Echinacea, Immune system enhancer, skin diseases and infections

Feverfew, a treatment for migraine, use leaves in poultices for muscle ache

Good king Henry, early spinach like crop, poor man’s asparagus

Gypsywort, once used by gypsies to dye linen

Herb Bennet, medieval pot herb, a replacement for cloves

Honesty, can spread in the garden, considered a lucky plant for brides

Hyssop, expectorant  heal bites and stings

Lady’s mantle, traditionally used for menstrual disorders

Lemon bergamot, also called bee-balm, a garden favourite

Lemon coriander, citrus variety of the essential coriander

Lemon balm, flavour teas, soups, custard and sauces, lowers blood pressure

Lemon thyme, beautiful light citrus thyme, fantastic with chicken

Lime mint, another herb for summer drinks, subtly flavoured

Lovage, flavour soups and casseroles, add seeds to bread

Lungwort, use in spring in soups and stews, powdered roots are wound healing

Madder, roots give a fantastic red dye, infuse leaves for constipation

Marsh Mallow, fantastic for use in home- made cosmetics, use small shoots in salad

Mandrake, TOXIC herb

Meadowsweet, a most fragrant herb, beautiful in cordial and wine

Mugwort, one of the 9 Saxon magic herbs, make a tea for gastric problems

Nipplewort, young leaves are edible like spinach

Oregano, wild marjoram, used for Italian cookery

Parsley, available as curly or flat leaf

Peppermint, contains menthol, cooling properties, digestive complaints

Ransoms, wild garlic the leaves are used in pasta sauce and flowers in salads

Red valerian, not to be confused with Valerian, a wonderful butterfly plant

Rosemary, amazing as a tonic for dark hair, great in lamb and potatoes

Sage, use in stuffing and as a hair tonic

Salad burnet, use flowers in salads, roots produce a black dye

Selfheal, make into mouth wash for mouth ulcers and gargle for sore throats

Shepherd’s purse, once quoted as a “herb for diarrhea"

Silver thyme, carpet thyme, beautiful for lawns

Sorrel, a French classic herb, makes a wonderful sauce

Soapwort, as name suggests use fresh for shampoos and laundry

Southernwood, stems give a wonderful yellow dye

Spearmint, refreshing teas fore digestion

St. John’s wort, mild sedative, good for poor blood circulation, caution required

Summer savoury, annual plant, use with vegetables and pulses

Sweet cicely, for sweetening sour fruits, salads and butters

Sweet marjoram, especially great with meats and milk based desserts

Tarragon, dressings, green salads, vinegars

Thyme, tea is sweat inducing, also good for bronchitis

Variegated thyme, milder flavour that thyme vulgaris, wonderful with beef

White borage used for coughs and depression, flavour summer wine cups

Winter savoury, perennial plant, stronger flavour than summer variety

Woad, essential herb for blue dye, leaves once used to stop bleeding

Wormwood, a bitter tonic to stimulate appetite, digestion, once used to expel worms

Yarrow, a wound healer, a hot infusion cools fevers and expels toxins


To view images of the flowers we recommend
www.wildflowersofireland.net or

www.irishwildflowers.ie


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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