Sida acuta, packet of 20 seeds, Organic

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$3.95

Family:  Mallow (Malvaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 11, otherwise grown as a 90 day annual

(Common Wireweed, Mahabal)  Perennial taprooted subshrub native to South America and introduced throughout tropical regions.  USDA lists this as a native plant in the American South and Hawaii, and the distribution is currently pantropical.  The plant grows from 1 to 5 feet in height and flowers yellow.  Wherever it grows, the plant is utilized in herbal medicine and considered potent and helpful.  The whole plant may be made into a tincture that contains alkaloids and flavonoids.  The seeds contain phytoecdysteroids.  The whole plant extract is considered emollient, analgesic, antimalarial, antivenin, and perhaps most importantly antibacterial to Staph, E-coli, Pseudomonas and Mycobacterium.  The plant is used in treating Lyme disease and Lyme co-infections.  The root is antifungal.   The plant accumulates heavy metals and can be used in bioremediation of polluted sites, but for medicinal use the plant should be grown only in clean, organic sites.  This plant does well in disturbed soils and is a weed of agricultural fields.  Once started, it will grow quickly in standard garden soil in the sun.  Full germination of seeds requires 1 to 3 months of moist, warm conditions but my trials showed partial germination after only four days in warm, moist, shade.  Scarify on medium grit sandpaper, barely cover seed with soil, tamp securely and keep moist and shaded until the seeds germinate.  Work up in pots and space 2 feet apart.

20 seeds per packet, certified organically grown

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  1. T

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    T (verified owner)

    Loves the Florida heat! I’ve seen other varieties growing here but not as voraciously as this one. Started making medicine within a month. Thousands of seeds now. Thank you!!!!

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    • Jason Allison (verified owner)

      Planting depth?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Scarify on medium grit sandpaper, barely cover seed with soil, tamp securely and keep moist and shaded until the seeds germinate. 

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    Elizabeth yeboah

    Can you shipping some seeds to Belgium?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Elizabeth,
      Unfortunately, no, we can no longer ship to the EU.
      Richo

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    • K

      Hello,
      Do you ship to Toronto, Canada?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, Yes, we do ship seeds to Canada. Here’s a link to our shipping policy page https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/shipping-info/
      Pax, richo

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    • Sara gerbi

      Hi,
      Do you ship to Israel? We are not in the EU! I hope so,this herb is urgently neede
      Thanks,
      Sara

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sara, We do ship to Israel and we do not guarantee receipt. Richo

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    Grzegorz

    Is it possible to ship these seeds to Poland?
    Regards,
    Grzegorz

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Grzegorz,
      I’m sorry, no, Poland is in the EU and new regulations coming from the EU have made it impossible for us to ship seeds.
      Richo

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    • T

      Hi do you ship to the UK as we are not counted as EU anymore?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, Right, we tried this, it worked for awhile, and then about 3 months ago the UK started to destroy our shipments at customs. Very sorry to not be able to serve our valued international gardening friends! Richo

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