We are gladly presenting to you these organic-grown flowers from our homestead! Description: Heather is widespread in temperate areas throughout the northern hemisphere. It can be found in heath lands, moors, bogs and mountain slopes. It prefers mildly acidic soils and thrives best when it has good exposure to sunlight. The plant is an evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae family. It has numerous branching stems and can grow up to 2 feet in length. It has small needle-shaped leaves, and the flowers are usually purple but can also be white. The plant flowers from July through September. Heather is a very long-lived plant, sometimes reaching the age of 50.
Usage: Potpourri, all of baked goods and all other types of food(these are edible flowers so feel free to tast them), tea making. Heather contains tannins, arbutin, saponins, karotin and the flavonoids quercitrin and myricitrin. It also contains the alkaloid ericodin. This herb is an ancient remedy for urinary tract problems. It is thought to be good for inflammation of the urinary passages, prostate problems, such as prostate enlargement, bladder ailments and kidney stones. Tea made from the flowers is used as an herbal remedy for diarrhea, stomach pain and colic. In recent years heather has been used successfully, especially in Germany, to treat rheumatic pains. The reason for this is probably because it contains a substance that removes excess uric acid from the body. Heather works well as both an antiseptic and detoxifier.
Please note, that these are air-dried flowers and there may be some variations of color and shape(color can be more or less intense due to difference of weather conditions). Also if you need you can find a listing with OZ instead of grams here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/619300301/heather-flowers-whole-heather-high