Jaanine Glascock
HERBS "M-N"
2019 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-0584
MANDRAKE
Mandragora officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 6-8
FULL SUN-PART SHADE
Height 2-6 inches
Mandrake plants bloom in spring with lovely
blue and white blossoms, and in late summer
the plants produce attractive (but inedible)
red-orange berries. Mandrake roots can grow
up to 4 feet long and sometimes bear a
remarkable resemblance to a human figure.
This resemblance and the fact that eating parts
of the plant brings on hallucinations have
resulted in a rich tradition in folklore and the
occult.
Growing mandrake in deep, rich soil is easy;
however, the roots will rot in poorly drained or
clay soil.
MARJORAM
Origanum majorana
ANNUAL
FULL SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet.
Width: 12-18 inches
Sweet marjoram is the variety most are
familiar with. Its leaves are used to add a
distinctive strong, spicy flavor to soups,
sauces, stuffings, stews, sausages and
meatloaf. Rubbing with fresh leaves
before roasting improves all strong meats.
A must in German potato soup. White
flowers.
French Marigold
Tagetes patula
ANNUAL
SUN
8-12 inches high
Preferred variety of marigold for insect control.
Compact plants are ideal for interplanting.
Just as you'd expect from something called French,
these marigolds are the fancy ones. French marigolds
tend to be frilly and some boast a distinctive "crested
eye." They grow with a chic, neat, little growth habit
and elegant dark green foliage.They do best in full sun
with moist, well-drained soil and will flower all
summer long. They may reseed, coming back year
after year, in spots where they're happy.
MARSHMALLOW
Althaea officinalis
SUN
Grows to 5 ft. by 3 ft.
Marshmallow root along with peppermint brings
soothing relief for people experiencing painful
digestive issues or it can be mixed with cinnamon
for little ones with sore throats. Use the leaves and
flowers as poultices to soothe skin irritations,
bruising, and irritation. Make a tea of the leaves and
flowers for bronchitis, and cough.  The roots
contain more than 30% mucilage that is soothing to
mucus membranes and the digestive tract. The
leaves in early spring, make a mild tasting, and
healthful salad
.
MEADOW CLARY
Salvia pratensis
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-8
SUN
Height: 18-23 inches. Spread:
18-23 inches.
(Meadow sage) Large, very showy,
bright blue flowers. Sometimes used
like clary sage. Aromatic.
MEADOWSWEET
Filipendula ulmaria
HARDY PERENNIAL TO ZONE 2
SUN –PART SHADE
Height of 2.5 ft and a Width of 2.5 ft
Meadowsweet was the key headache-busting ingredient
from which aspirin was synthesized; Bayer Pharma-
ceuticals used dried meadowsweet leaves for its
original methyl salicylic acid formulation. In Colonial
times, meadowsweet was used as an anti-inflammatory
to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
And, because the herb is gentle on the stomach, it also
was used to treat stomach upsets, feverish colds,
diarrhea and heartburn. Cooks used the herb to flavor
beers, meads and wines and added it to soups for an
interesting almond flavor. As a cosmetic, it was soaked
in rainwater and used as astringent and skin conditioner.
MINT
Mentha
HARDY PERENNIAL
SUN OR SHADE
Those who know the mints, know they don't require
much of a green thumb to grow. There are many
varieties with multitudes of uses in the kitchen, in
commerce and in medicine.
Grow indoors or out in full or partial sun.
Pineapple Mint
Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'
Perennial - Hardy in zones 6-9
Similar to applemint with a
sweeter, fruity scent. White
streaks vary with the season.
MONARDA “JACOB CLINE
(BERGAMOT)(BEE-BALM)

HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
SUN
15-20" tall x 18-20" wide
NATIVE PLANT
Exceptionally handsome aromatic herbs with compact
spikes of bright, scarlet-red flowers.  The fragrance
resembles that of the tropical tree orange bergamot,
hence its name. Also known as bee balm, for bees
and hummingbirds are constant visitors. Citrus-
scented leaves and flowers make a pleasant, soothing
tisane. Young leaf tips and flowers improve
appearance and taste of salads.

MOTHERWORT
Leonurus cardiaca
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-8
SUN/PART SHADE
height of up to 5 feet and a width of 2 feet.
Especially valuable for PMS, menstrual pain and
delayed menstruation. Gentle sedative – tincture
referred to as a little
"There-There" in a bottle.. Helps calm the entire
nervous system. Strengthens the heart and often
prescribed for palpitations.
NASTURTIUM
Tropaeolum
ANNUAL
SUN/PART SHADE
Young leaves and flowers taste
pleasantly“peppery”. They have
unusually high vitamin C content.
Immature green seeds can substitute
for capers.
Ideal for borders, windowboxes and
hanging baskets; yellow, orange and
red colors.
Illustration of Mandragora
diagnostic large roots, pale
flowers and golden fruits
from a European Herbal.
LIST OF HERBS:  A  B  C  D-E-F  I-J-K-L  M-N  O-P  Q-R-S  T--Z
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