Questions about Herbs

Hello,

I was watching a you tube video by David Wolfe and he was talking about the top 10 herbs. Here are the best onces according to him

1.Mushrooms (Most notably the Medicinal Mushrooms: Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, etc.)

2. Ginseng

3. Astragalus

4. Cat's Claw

5. Camu Camu Berry

6. Mangosteen Rind

7. Pau D' Arco

8. Tulsi aka Holy Basil

9. Ashwagandha

10. Garlic...

My question is this, I can find all of these from Swanson vitamins catolog. Is this what he is talking about or would it be fresh Herbs that you would grow in a garden? If so any idea where you would get the seeds for some off these?

Thanks for any help you might have

Comments

  • Garlic is easy to grow! Any decent nursery sells garlic for planting - you stick the individual cloves in loose soil in a sunny spot, water them a bit, and in a few months, you dig them up and you have garlic bulbs. I've seen holy basil in nurseries too.

    Cat's claw is a large vine, and Pau D' Arco is a tree, so I doubt these are things one would grow in a kitchen herb garden. Mushrooms should really only be cultivated by a pro.

    For things like ashwaganda, ginseng, and astragulus, we use the roots, which means you dig up the plant after a year or two, divide it, replant some of the divisions, trim off the roots of the rest, dry the roots in your root cellar (you have a root cellar, right?), grind them into a powder...it's a rather thankless task.

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