Essential Medicinals, 16 full color medicinal herb seed packets, organic

$34.95

Consists of 16 full-size 100% organic color illustrated seed packets in a bundle, a kind of “Lifeline Light” in color!  These are some of the best choices for an all-around useful and beautiful medicinal herb garden.  This collection makes an inspirational gift for your favorite herbalist, and will be appreciated.  It is the gift of life, the gift of light, a true connection to the healing ways of our ancestors.

Astragalus (Huang-qi)
Orange Calendula
German Chamomile
True Comfrey
Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Elecampane
English Lavender
Feverfew
Hyssop
Marshmallow
White Sage
Self Heal
Temperate Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Valerian
Yarrow

16 full-sized color seed packets, Certified Organically Grown

 

In stock

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Question

    Sasha

    Hi I very much want to grow a medicinal garden. I grow some herbs now but want to add some specific ones. Unfortunately I’m way south in Florida zone 9b-10a is it even possible to grow these different seeds here? Also, I was wanting to try some of them like the echinacea in a pot until I move is that possible as well? if you recommend any others that would grow good in my region let me know please! Thank you!

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sasha, Since “essential medicinals” are chosen for temperate gardens and you’re for all practical purposes in the tropics, then it would make sense to buy single packets of the things that work well in hot and moist climes. Yes, almost all of us start plants out in pots and work them up over time and eventually, usually, plant to the garden. Some of the plants that will work well for you (better for you, actually, than for someone in the temperate states) would be Ashwagandha, Spilanthes, White Sage, Tulsi and Passionflower. These any good gardener can grow from seeds. If you want to buy some plants, get Gotu Kola and Brahmi. These will work well for you. Richo

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. Question

    Kat

    Where are these seeds being sent from & by which company. Approximately how long to reach Margaret River, Australia please.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi Kat, You are on the Strictly Medicinal website. It is us, the Cech family, growing, packing and shipping seeds from Southern Oregon in the USA. We give fast turnaround and AUS customs usually doesn’t hold shipments for too long. Could take 2 weeks total, more or less. Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  3. One person found this helpful

    Question

    Megan

    Are these beginner friendly herbs?

    (1) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Megan, Yes, it is one of the hallmarks of herbalism that the easiest herbs are the best herbs. Richo

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful

      Megan

      Thank you for the reply, I’m in zone 6b as well, is it still a good time to plant?

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Megan, This depends on your facilities. If you have a greenhouse, even an unheated one, you can start all these in pots now and they will get big enough to overwinter (dormant) in the greenhouse. If you have access only to a garden plot, then seed them in the spring.
      Richo

      (2) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Nathan Jamerson

      I am new to this and like a phrase I once heard, “I don’t know enough to say, ‘I don’t know’ “.From watering, to lighting, to anything else that I wouldn’t know or think to ask about, what would I need to do to start growing in my basement? Or would I even want to, for that matter? Ahead of time, thank you for any and all help.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nathan,
      Thanks for contacting. From humble beginnings almost anything can grow. I suggest you find a community garden or other outdoor plot of soil to grow on. That will be much more self-explanatory and less equipment-dense than growing in the basement. In the meantime, you might read “The Medicinal Herb Grower.”
      Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  4. Question

    Natalie Mathews (verified owner)

    Hi Richo!
    My calendulas from this pack have grown very well! but i do have a question – why is each plant making slightly different flowers? the seeds, leaves and plants are identical, but some have more petals/larger centers/etc, and are different colors of orange and yellow (as expected). Some look more like marigolds, others more like gerber daisies. this is totally fine, as the tea i make from them doesn’t need to be perfect or exact. I was just wondering if you included many varieties in the same package? If so, which ones?

    Thank you so much!

    Photo has been removed

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Natalie, I think what you’re describing is just healthy variation in an open-pollinated calendula population. Richo

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  5. Question

    ddchey

    Can you tell me which Hyssop is included in this Essential Medicinal Collection?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hyssopus officinalis

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  6. Question

    Sienna S So

    Hi Richo, I’m looking at ordering medicinal herbs. I’m in Zone 7a. is it too late to start perennial medicinal herbs? Thank you in advance 🙂

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Well, as someone who lives in a Zone 7 and plants medicinal herb seeds in every month of the year, I would say it is never too late. Planting times for annuals are perhaps more critical. Always satisfy the stratification requirements of the perennials–any advice on this is given right on the packet–and good results are sure to follow. Essential medicinals are all very easy germinators. Richo

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Diane Early

      Richo, I’m in GA zone 8a unless zoning has changed. Will this collection work?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Diane, Yes, this is our most core set of medicinals that is good throughout the temperate USA. The seeds are grown here in Williams, Oregon which is the same Zone that you are in.
      Richo

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  7. Question

    Chanel A. Miller

    I am looking to start an herb garden. I live just outside of Cortez, CO would u recommend this or your Lifeline medicinal seed pack to start with?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Chanel,
      Both collections have plants that will do fine in Colorado. I think its more about which species you’re interested in. Essential Medicinals really is a good start, though. Richo

      (2) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Jessica

      Hello Richo,
      I’m hoping to start my own medicinal herb garden but am limited to container planting right now. will all of the packets included work well in a container? Thank you.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jessica, I think all of us tend to start mother plants in containers and keep them there, or introduce them to the garden when opportunity arises. Essential Medicinals do well in containers–I always start them that way. If one desires to keep the plants on into maturity in a container, one to 3-gallon size containers will be needed, and potting soil should be changed out every 6 months or so (obviously not right when the plant is flowering, but rather in spring, and then again after cutting back in summer). I do get a ton of inquiries about container gardening of medicinals, and have seen some significant successes with doing this (like Saint John’s Wort flowering from a pot on a fire escape in Chicago). Plants are happiest when growing in the dirt, though. If you have to keep them in containers, make sure to have good air flow and as much sun as possible. The larger containers are good, but start small and work up, as the laws of backpressure are often relevant. Water deeply, and only after the surface becomes dry.
      Richo

      (2) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Login

Register

A password will be sent to your email address.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up