Information for planting:
Product Detail: Petiveria allicea wild seeds. Germination rate 85%. Purity 99%. Packet includes instructions for planting.
Information about our seeds: Most of our seeds come from traditional crops that farmers have cultivated for many years. These seeds are not GMO, do not chemically or biologically treated and are processed with minimal mechanization. Seeds are hand selected, prepared and packaged.
General Plant Information: Petiveria alliacea or Guinea Hen Weed is a flowering species native to United States, Mexico, Central America, the Carribean, and tropical South America. It is a herbaceous shrub that grows up to 1 m tall, with deep root system and small green flowers. The roots and leaves have pungent odor similar to that of garlic. There is no known edible use of this plant but it is a known medicinal plant for the treatment of fever, diarrhea, headaches, earaches, and other wide range of conditions. It has pain relieving, anti microbial, and anti inflammatory properties. The leaves can be used as an insecticide.
Guarantee: Seeds are living products that depend on many factors such as proper planting time and technique, depth of sowing, soil, proper germination environment, fertility, disease control, insect control, and reasonable weather for direct sown seeds. If any of these factors are not right, it may cause the seed to not perform and because most, if not all, of these are out of our control, most of the success of these seeds is in the hands of the grower. If they have been cared for properly and still fail to grow, we will replace the seed, one time.
GUINEA HEN weed, known to South Americans as anamu, is a herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. Its botanical name is Petiveria alliacea. In Jamaica, it has several names – Petiveria alliacea, guinea hen leaf, garlic weed or gully root.
Central, South America , Africa
Anamu has a long history of use in herbal medicine in all the countries where it grows. Herbalists and natural health practitioners have traditionally used anamu for a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, digestive disorders, infections, diabetes, cancer and pain relief .
Over the past quarter of a century, however, modern scientific research has studied anamu intensively and many biologically active compounds have been discovered in the plant: flavanoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulfur compounds. The research published on anamu now validates many of the historical uses of this herb.
Interestingly, the researchers found that of the 20 compounds isolated from the plant – several of which had never been identified in nature before – some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties.