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Used to produce a natural soap. Produces flowers ranging from white to light pink. (Saponaria officinalis)
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[perennial] Used as a natural soap, the roots and leaves are soaked or heated in water to extract saponins that produce a lather. A non-irritating skin cleanser, shampoo, and soap for delicate fabrics. Seed needs to be stratfied 6 to 8 weeks to germinate, and is therefore best planted in early spring or late fall. Self-sows once established.
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.