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Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we need some time to fulfill our current orders and to replenish some of our inventory!! Thanks for your understanding, patience, and choosing to shop with a small, woman owned business. It is truly heart warming to see so many folks nationwide planting their Medicinal Gardens. We will be back up and running as soon as we can!

If you have already placed an order with us, we are shipping as much as possible each week and plan to get your orders shipped over the month of June into early July.

Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. … More →
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  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Calamus Root

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We are pleased to be offering the Native American species of Calamus, a semi-aquatic plant whose root has been revered and utilized both medicinally and spiritually by Native people throughout North America for thousands of years. It was said to be wild cultivated along heavily used trade routes for accessibility during travel as chewing the root was known to increase Stamina and can also prevent motion sickness. There is more recent evidence of using Calamus root in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, diverse digestive complaints, respiratory issues, especially where the voice is compromised and as an insect repellant. Calamus requires partial to full sun and plenty of moisture with bog-like soil conditions to thrive. It has graceful Iris-like leaves and Catkin-like yellow-green flowers. It's distinctive fragrance has a spicy but sweet overtone, slightly citrus-like.The roots spread quickly and the plant will spread rapidly in moist conditions resulting in a generous herbal harvest. The FDA warns against chronic use of Calamus. It is your responsibility to do extensive research and consult with an experienced herbalist before taking any herb you are not familiar with. A lovely and useful addition to the herb garden if the right conditions are available. Full to part sun and moist, fertile soils. Hardy. Perennial. Zone 4.

Latin Name Acorus Calamus
 
 
 
 
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