Dried Black Hollyhock
Dried Black Hollyhock
Black Hollyhock has antipyretic properties which can clear nasal congestion, reduce fever, and address other cold symptoms when ingested as a tea. Contains anti-inflammatories, reducing puffiness and promoting healing when applied as a compress or poultice and soothing stomach pain when ingested as a tea. Promotes healthy hair growth with improved circulation and natural conditioners. It also may be used in skincare to increase hydration. Petals may be simmered alone for a hair dye or with a mordant for a natural fiber dye. The petals will also lend lovely color as a vitamin and mineral rich garnish, facial steam, bath brew, and oil infusion. Comes in a glass jar.
Form: dried flower
Plant name: Alcea rosea
Feature: natural deep pigments
Amount: 1⁄2 ounce
*While many hollyhock plants are edible to small rodents, black hollyhock is poisonous and should NOT be given as a treat
Efficiency is beauty at Heartburst Houseplant where owner Claire Schauble experiments with turning her home into a liveable nursery. She seeks to shorten the supply chain on plants by locally growing florals and houseplants indoors. Every sunlit spot in her home has been repurposed into small-scale farming space. Existing mother plants are trimmed, divided, pollinated, or otherwise propagated to produce new plants. The plant offspring is then individually maintained into fighting health for another plant lover to enjoy. Beautiful, tenderly loved plants make Claire’s heart feel like it's going to burst - in the best way. She takes distinct pleasure in sharing her appreciation for the natural world with every small plant she manicures and pots to perfection. In a zero waste initiative, Claire dries and sells the flowers she grows organically and incorporates them into sensory soaps as well. Dried flowers also serve as an environmentally friendly alternative or additive to conventional dyes, skincare, remedies, decor, and garnishes. 50% of sales from the Heartburst Houseplant Pop-Up will go to Outdoor Afro. Outdoor Afro is the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature.