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Anyone growing Sweet Cicely/ Myrrhis odorata?

 
Thekla McDaniels
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I just had someone ask me about this plant, and after some looking around decided I would like to grow it. I've searched and searched the web, and the only businesses selling plants are in the UK. Plenty of references saying seeds are difficult to germinate, and plenty of people selling seeds. It is a native of Europe, but naturalized in tne New Englad region of the US, possibly Canada as well.

When spring gets here I'd like to buy plants from someone in a region where it grows readily, and may have taken up residence in the garden, pasture or zone 5.

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richters in Canada but I don't know if they ship to the USA any more.

Ops, didn't check to see if that was seed of plant. They do sell plants there though. If they don't have it, they may know somewhere that does.

With edit because of autocorrect is stuck on. I think I liked it better with no spell check.
 
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Well, that was fast! "ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will open"
Thank you.
I just emailed them to ask about shipping to the US and plant availability. Interesting that when I was searching they came up but only with seeds. I'll hope for the best. It looks like a great plant!

How are you feeling this morning? Are you drinking mullein tea? that's a great one for lung health.
 
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mullein - that's what it was I'm looking for. Thanks for the reminder. I need to find some to grow. Richters might have it, I'll have to check.

I don't know if they specifically have that plant this year, but I bought live plants from them before. Mulberry and elderberry trees... I say trees. These were tiny little plants, only about 4 inches above the soil, and excessively sad for being shipped. I so disappointed to look at them, but we put them in the dirt, watered them once, and they took off. It's almost as if the shipping made them want to grow faster than normal. Even in our bad drought, I still had 11 out of 12 grow well. Not as well as they would if I had babied them, but very well considering the conditions they were put.

Off to feed the sheep and then come in and drink garlic tea. I have a craving for pasterma, so I think something with fenugreek in it might be good for my lung.
 
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Mullein grows so readily here, we consider it a "weed". Some even call it "invasive". Its home land is the rocky stony soil of Greece. I'm not sure how it will do up theron the left coasst of Canada. If you can't find reasonably priced seeds I can send you some. If you need the herb now, for the pneumonia, one reputable supplier of organic mullein leaf is "Mountain Rose Herbs".

I could also send you some I harvested and dried last summer, but I don't know what the postage would be. And when I think of the logistics of sending me money, without the ease of credit card, I'm more inclined to say I'll look at what it would cost me to do a good deed and gift it to you. Pneumonia is no joke, and neither pharmaceuticals. There are some good herbal anti biotics. Oregon Grape, probably grows there, richer in berberine than goldenseal, but I don't know how it works in the lungs. I'd have to do more research......

One thing my book says "Prepper's Natural Medicine" is that goldenseal is very drying, and since with pneumonia you WANT to cough things out, drying makes that a lot harder. There is a recipe in there for "respiratory infection tea:

2 cups hyssop flowers
1 1/2 cups Mullein
1 1/2 cups slippery elm
1 cup elecampane root
1/2 cup colts foot leaf
1/2 cup marshmallow root
1/2 cup spearmint leaf
1/2 cup whole cloves
1/2 cup licorice root
1/2 cup thyme leaf

mix together, drink as tea, take 4 to 6 cups daily.

This is way off topic! Sorry. If you, R, want to PM or email me, I could tell you more. I work for an herbalist, and we have hundreds of medicinal and culinary herbs and spices available by the ounce, and premixed teas, and the owner of this business is very knowledgeable, highly respected in the community.

Best luck for speedy recovery!
 
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I noticed that richters has some dry leaf and flowers, I can get some when I order the seeds. Thank you very much for the offer.

I really value your advice. I had it bad a few months ago, and am keen not to let it take hold again. But there is so much to do outside in the dank cold winter weather... Sigh.

There is a good conversation over in the food as medicine section.
 
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