Strandzha Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca)

On my recent trip to the Strandzha Mountains in Bulgaria to discuss seed saving, I was lucky to be shown around the amazingly diverse Strandzha Nature Park by my new friends Ivan Kamirov and Maria Tariyska (more later). One of the special (endangered) plants to be found in the park is an old friend for … Continue reading Strandzha Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca)

THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2019-2020

Updated 24th Feruary 2020 WELCOME TO MY NEW SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2019-20, THIS YEAR WITH 390 VARIETIES17, 18, 19 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only … Continue reading THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2019-2020

THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2018-2019

Welcome to my new seed trade list for 2018-19. 16, 17 and 18 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only get a few seeds. Many species are … Continue reading THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2018-2019

Can Greek Mountain Tea be effective against Alzheimers?

I don’t blog often about medicinal plants, but  an interesting research paper from Oslo on the treatment of Alzheimers with herbal medicine has been published, and it’s an old favourite here in Malvik, Sideritis syriaca (Greek Mountain Tea) (actually two closely related species were used!). The research was carried out by a professor at the … Continue reading Can Greek Mountain Tea be effective against Alzheimers?