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Crataegus oxyacantha seeds for sale

Howthorn berries
Hawthorn-Crataegus oxyacantha
Synonyms: Crataegus oxyacantha, Crataegus oxyacanthoides
Family : Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Medicinal use of Crataegus oxyacantha : Hawthorn-Crataegus oxyacantha  is an extremely valuable medicinal herb. It is used mainly for treating disorders of the heart and circulation system, especially angina. Western herbalists consider it a "food for the heart", it increases the blood flow to the heart muscles and restores normal heart beat. This effect is brought about by the presence of bioflavonoids in the fruit, these bioflavonoids are also strongly antioxidant, helping to prevent or reduce degeneration of the blood vessels. The fruit is antispasmodic, cardiac, diuretic, sedative, tonic and vasodilator. Both the fruits and flowers of hawthorns are well-known in herbal folk medicine as a heart tonic and modern research has borne out this use. The fruits and flowers have a hypotensive effect as well as acting as a direct and mild heart tonic. They are especially indicated in the treatment of weak heart combined with high blood pressure, they are also used to treat a heart muscle weakened by age, for inflammation of the heart muscle, arteriosclerosis and for nervous heart problems. Prolonged use is necessary for the treatment to be efficacious. It is normally used either as a tea or a tincture. Hawthorn is combined with ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) to enhance poor memory, working by improving the blood supply to the brain. The bark is astringent and has been used in the treatment of malaria and other fevers. The roots are said to stimulate the arteries of the heart.

Description of the plant:
Plant : Deciduous Shrub
Height : 6 m (20 feet)
Flovering : April to May
Scent : Scented Shrub

Edible parts of
Crataegus oxyacantha : Fruit - raw or cooked. A dry and mealy texture, they are not very appetizing. The fruit can be used for jams and preserves. The fruit pulp can be dried, ground into a meal and mixed with flour in making bread etc. The fruit is about 1cm in diameter. There are up to five fairly large seeds in the centre of the fruit, these often stick together and so the effect is of eating a cherry-like fruit with a single seed. Young leaves and young shoots - raw. A tasty nibble, they are nice in a salad. Young leaves are a tea substitute. The roasted seed is a coffee substitute.

Other uses of the herb :
A good hedge plant, it is very tolerant of neglect and is able to regenerate if cut back severely, it makes a good thorny stock-proof barrier and resists very strong winds. It can be used in layered hedges. The plant is often used as a rootstock for several species of garden fruit such as the medlar (Mespilus germanica) and the pear (Pyrus communis sativa). Wood - very hard and tough but difficult to work. It has a fine grain and takes a beautiful polish but is seldom large enough to be of great value. It is used for tool handles and making small wooden articles etc. The wood is valued in turning and makes an excellent fuel, giving out a lot of heat, more so even than oak wood. Charcoal made from the wood is said to be able to melt pig iron without the aid of a blast.

Propagation of Crataegus oxyacantha :
Seed - this is best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame, some of the seed will germinate in the spring, though most will probably take another year. Stored seed can be very slow and erratic to germinate, it should be warm stratified for 3 months at 15 C and then cold stratified for another 3 months at 4 C. It may still take another 18 months to germinate. Scarifying the seed before stratifying it might reduce this time. Fermenting the seed for a few days in its own pulp may also speed up the germination process. Another possibility is to harvest the seed "green" (as soon as the embryo has fully developed but before the seedcoat hardens) and sow it immediately in a cold frame. If timed well, it can germinate in the spring. If you are only growing small quantities of plants, it is best to pot up the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in individual pots for their first year, planting them out in late spring into nursery beds or their final positions. When growing larger quantities, it might be best to sow them directly outdoors in a seedbed, but with protection from mice and other seed-eating creatures. Grow them on in the seedbed until large enough to plant out, but undercut the roots if they are to be left undisturbed for more than two years.

Available in 50, 100, 200, 500 seeds/Pkt
Note: All our organic seeds are open-pollinated varieties produced on the JKMPIC
Hawthorn-Crataegus oxyacantha seed/plant/berries are available at: 
The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com

Sage-Salvia officinalis seeds for sale

Sage-Salvia officinalis
Family        :  Labiatae
Hindi          :  Salvia, Sefakus
Malayalam  :  Salvi tulasi
Cahmerian  :  Green leaf
Bengali       :  Bui tulasi
Panjabi       :  Sathi
Arabic        :  Mayameeah
Chineese     :  Shu wei cao
Czech         :  Salvej
Dutch         :  Salie
French       :  Sauge
German      : Salbei
Italian         : Salvia
Spanish       :Salvia

Sage is a native of Mediterranean area. It grows wild in the Dalmatian region of Yugoslavia. It is cultivated in Kashmir, Yugoslavia, Italy, Albania, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, England, Canada and USA.

Chemical constituents :  Volatile oil, resin, tannin and a bitter principle. The oil is composed of camphore, salvene, cineol and pinene. The fresh leaves provide appreciable amounts of vitamin A and C.

Medicinal use of Sage :
Sage has a very long history of effective medicinal use and is an important domestic herbal remedy for disorders of the digestive system. Its antiseptic qualities make it an effective gargle for the mouth where it can heal sore throats, ulcers etc. The leaves applied to an aching tooth will often relieve the pain. The whole herb is antihydrotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, galactofuge, stimulant, tonic and vasodilator. Sage is also used internally in the treatment of excessive lactation, night sweats, excessive salivation (as in Parkinson's disease), profuse perspiration (as in TB), anxiety, depression, female sterility and menopausal problems. Many herbalists believe that the purple-leafed forms of this species are more potent medicinally. This remedy should not be prescribed to pregnant women or to people who have epileptic fits. The plant is toxic in excess or when taken for extended periods - though the toxic dose is very large. Externally, it is used to treat insect bites, skin, throat, mouth and gum infections and vaginal discharge. The leaves are best harvested before the plant comes into flower and are dried for later use. The essential oil from the plant is used in small doses to remove heavy collections of mucous from the respiratory organs and mixed in embrocations for treating rheumatism. In larger doses, however, it can cause epileptic fits, giddiness etc. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy. Its keyword is "Tonic".

Other uses : Sage is one of the most popular expensive herbs in culinary preparations in the west. It helps counteract the harmful richness of foods like pork, goose, duck and oily fish. It also combines well with dairy foods, bean and pea soups. Dried and powdered leaves are mixed with cooked vegetables and sprinkled on cheese dishes. fresh  sage leaves are used in salads and sandwiches.

Description of the plant:
Plant : Evergreen Shrub
Height : 60-120 cm (2/4 feet)
Flovering : June to August
Scent : Scented Shrub

Habitat of the herb : Dry banks and stony places, usually in limestone areas and often where there is very little soil.

Edible parts of Sage : Leaves and flowers - raw or cooked. A very common herb, the strongly aromatic leaves are used as a flavouring in cooked foods. They are an aid to digestion and so are often used with heavy, oily foods. They impart a sausage-like flavour to savoury dishes. The young leaves and flowers can be eaten raw, boiled, pickled or used in sandwiches. The flowers can also be sprinkled on salads to add colour and fragrance. A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves, it is said to improve the digestion. An essential oil obtained from the plant is used commercially to flavour ice cream, sweets, baked goods etc.

Other uses of the herb : The leaves make excellent tooth cleaners, simply rub the top side of the leaf over the teeth and gums. The purple-leafed form of sage has tougher leaves and is better for cleaning the teeth. The leaves have antiseptic properties and can heal diseased gums. An essential oil from the leaves is used in perfumery, hair shampoos (it is good for dark hair) and as a food flavouring. It is a very effective "fixer" in perfumes, and is also used to flavour toothpastes and is added to bio-activating cosmetics. The plant (the flowers?) is an alternative ingredient of "QR" herbal compost activator. This is a dried and powdered mixture of several herbs that can be added to a compost heap in order to speed up bacterial activity and thus shorten the time needed to make the compost. The growing or dried plant is said to repel insects, it is especially useful when grown amongst cabbages and carrots. It was formerly used as a strewing herb and has been burnt in rooms to fumigate them. A good dense ground cover plant for sunny positions, though it needs weeding for the first year or two. They are best spaced about 60cm apart each way.

Propagation of Sage : Seed - sow March/April or September in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. In areas where the plant is towards the limits of its hardiness, it is best to grow the plants on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year.

Sage-Salvia officinalis seeds
No: of seeds : 100 seeds/per packet
Available : January to December


More details:
Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House" Azizabad, Nambalbal, (Via Wuyan-Meej Road) Pampore PPR J&K 192121
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
(Via New Delhi-India)

Ph: 01933-223705, 09858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com, jkmpic@yahoo.in
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com

Crocus sativus cashmerian corms for sale

Crocus sativus  cashmerian
Reginal Syn: (Cashmerin) Kong, (E) Saffron, (H) Kesar,
(Sanskrit) Keshara, (B) Jaran, (G) Kesare, (Marathi) Kunkuma-
Kerari, (German/French) Saffron, (Spanish) Azafran,
(Duch) Shafran, (Russian) Safuran, (Japanese) Zafferanon.
Part Used : Leaf, Fruit, Seeds, Plant.
Constituents : Leaves; Coriantrol, Oxalic acid, Calcium, Vit.-C,
Carotene, Essential
oil, Tannin, Malic acid and Ash.
Action/Uses : Fruit; aromatic, stimulant, carminative, stomachic, antibilious,
refrigerant, tonic, diuretic, aphrodisiac. Leaves; pungent, aromatic.
Used in; Seeds; to correct bad breathe, dyspepsia. Fruit; flatulence,


More details: JKMPIC-Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR Jammu and Kashmir 190001

Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com

Planting material available : Olive,Kiwi, Picanut,Hazelnut, and herbal seeds. 
more : http://jkmpic.blogspot.com

Canna indica plants for sale

Canna indica
Regional Syn : (E) Indian-Bread shot (S) Devakili,
Sarvajaya (H) Sabbajaya (B) Sarbajaya (G) Canna
(T) Kajarali (Sh) Buthsarana.
Part Used : Rhizome, Fruit.
Constituents : Alkaloid, Fat, Gum, Starch.
Action/Uses : Root; diuretic, diaphoretic & demulcent.
Used in; Seed-juice; relieves earache, in fever, dropsy,
dyspepsia. Stalk cut into pieces boiled with rice water; given as antidote to poisonous
effects produced by eating poisonous grasses.
Price : Rs. 150/-US$5 (Per plant)

For more details:  JKMPIC-Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR Jammu and Kashmir 190001

Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com

Asparagus racemosus seed

Asparagus racemosus
Regional Syn : (S) Shatavari (H) Satavari, Shahakul
(B) Satamuli (G) Satavari (T) Kilwari
(Per) Satavari (Cashmirian) Wan Gaazar.
Part Used : Root, Leaf.
Constituents : Asperagin, Mucilage, Saccharine matter.
Action/Uses : Refrigerant, demulcent, aphrodisiac, galactagogue,
tonic, antidiarrhoeal,antispasmodic.
Used in; Root; worms, applied on maggot wounds.
Price :  Rs. 550/- (100 Seeds)

JKMPIC-Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR Jammu and Kashmir 190001

Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com

Amaranthus Gangeticus seed

Amaranthus Gangeticus
Regional Syn : (E) Lovelies bleeding (Cashmerian) Mowal (S) Marisha (H) Lalsag (B)
Dengua (G) Moto/ Laltandaljo (T) Thandukkirai (Sh) Sudutampala.
Part Used : Plant, Seeds.
Constituents : Fatty oil.
Action/Uses : Astringent, demulcent, diuretic.
Used in; diarrhoea, dysentery, externally emollient on ulcers in throat
and mouth.
Price :  Rs. 350/- US$10 (100 Bulbs)
More details: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com, jkmpic@yahoo.in
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794


Garlic-Allium sativum bulbs

Allium sativum
Regional Syn : (E) Garlic (Cashmerian) Rohun (S) Lasan (H) Lasun (G) Lasan (T)
Vallaippundu, (Kashmiri) Rohun, (Sh) Sudulunu
Part Used : Bulb, Tuber, Oil.
Constituents : Volatile oil, Mucilage.
Action/Uses : Bulb; carminative, diuretic, aphrodisiac,
expectrorant, stimulant.
Used in; cough, fever, rheumatism, to control blood cholesterol, in
ringworm
Price :  Rs. 550/- US$15 (50 Bulbs)
More details : jkmpic@gmail.com, jkmpic@yahoo.in
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.com
Ph: 09858986794, 01933-223705