Ambrosia, Silver Beachweed, Silver-Bur Ragweed, Ragweed, Bursage
Ambrosia can be found growing along sunny seasides, sand dunes, and beaches in the PNW. It needs a sunny well-drained spot where it has room to spread and sprawl out along the ground.
Seeds can be direct sown in fall or spring, or started in flats indoors in spring.
Plants are evergreen in mild temperate climates (zones 8+) and herbaceous in colder zones (5-7). They are extremely drought tolerant and require little care.
Ambrosia is amazing for easing inflammatory allergic responses. The herb is excellent at drying up excess mucus secretions, such as runny nose and eyes, caused by allergy or head colds. For very bad allergies an initial ‘loading dose’ of 2-3 tsp of tincture is recommended. Leaves can be used as a poultice for bee and insect bites, though I have not tried this.
PNW from Alaska to California.
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
1 pkg (approx 30-50 seeds)
Ethically wild-harvested Ambrosia (Ambrosia chamissonis) seeds for organic growing. All seed varieties are grown at our farm or locally and sustainably wildcrafted by us. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never import seeds to sell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free. 1 pkg (approx 30-50 seeds)