Hierba Dulce (Aztec Sweet Herb)
Hierba Dulce leaves are surprisingly sweet. Its name is tzopelic xihiutl in Nahuatl (Aztec language), meaning “sweet herb”. It is traditionally used for coughs in Mexico and Central America. This member of the verbena or vervain family contains a lot of camphor, which helps with coughs but can be dangerous for young children. The herb can have spasmodic effects, and has been used for intentionally inducing miscarriage. Some people eat it like candy and add it to fruit salads - though again, we encourage caution since this is a medicinal herb and not traditionally for culinary purposes.
Also known as Dulce Buttons, Bushy Lippia, and Honeyherb.
Days to maturity: ~120
Seeds per pack: 110
Germination rate: 74%
Planting / harvesting notes
Seed 4-6 weeks before last frost and transplant into the garden 9-12" apart.
Seed keeping notes