This seed line has been specifically developed to give growers the opportunity to have their own little farm that includes a wide range of officinal and medical plants.
Herbal science studies plants (herbs, medical, officinal, aromatic plants and spices) from their seeding to their final product and gives us incredible information on how these can best be used for cosmetic products or nutrient purposes.
Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Since time immemorial people have tried to find medications to alleviate pain and cure different illnesses. In every period, every successive century from the development of humankind and advanced civilizations, the healing properties of certain medicinal plants were identified, noted, and conveyed to the successive generations. The benefits of one society were passed on to another, which upgraded the old properties, discovered new ones, till present days. The continuous and perpetual people's interest in medicinal plants has brought about today's modern and sophisticated fashion of their processing, cultivation and usage.
More and more people around the world are taking a look at urban farming, which offers to make our food as "local" as possible. By growing what we need near where we live, we decrease the "food miles" associated with long-distance transportation. We also get the freshest produce money can buy, and we are encouraged to eat in season. Another benefit of urban farming is that it can add greenery to cities, reducing harmful runoff, increasing shading, and countering the unpleasant heat island effect. Garden plots can help people reconnect with the Earth, and gain a greater appreciation for where our food comes from. Rooftop and patio gardens create peaceful places for relaxation or contemplation. The new habit of growers to create their own little farming areas ( on terraces, indoor box or on urban farming) perfectly matches this type or approach to cultivation: moreover, it offers fun for the herbs collectors and great nutrients for those whom grow organic for healing or cooking purposes.
A selection of aromatic and medical plants
Grow food you know is safe, save money on food bills and enjoy better tasting food. We are proud to offer the finest line of medicinal herb seeds by Sementi Dotti. We select seeds that are easy to grow, guaranteed fresh and true to species with planting and germination instructions on each packet.
Our suggestions on how to use our officinal plants
The use of herbal medicine plants is increadibly vary: they can be used to add flavours in simple recipes in the kitchen or to create more complex infusions and liquors.
Most seeds on offer in our catalogue is by Sementi Dotto (out of the best organic seeds company on the market) and in particular, we recommend them to realize the following:
- Airways infusions (Horehound Herb - Marrubium)
- Detox infusions (Liquorice seeds - Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Hair masks (Nettle seeds - Urtica dioica)
- Skin hydrating oils (Hypericum seeds – Ipericumum perforatum)
- Infusions for canker sore, cold and sore throat (Agrimony seeds - Agrimonia Eupatoria)
- Hydrating and moisturizer gel (Aloe Vera seeds – Aloe Barbadensis))
- Digestive liquor (St. Benedict's thistle seeds - Cnicus Benedictus)
- Mosquito repellent plants (Lemon Grass seeds – Cymbopogon Flexuosus)