Medicinal Herb Seeds Per Gram

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Bulk Medicinal Herb Seeds

Granted that careful planting of a small packet of seeds sometimes gives more results than a haphazard planting of a much greater number of the same seeds, yet still, it is nice to have access to larger quantities of seeds. Often labor and materials may be minimized and plant happiness maximized by planting directly in the garden or field, and this requires more seeds than when one uses a more controlled greenhouse technique. Also, those of you planning commercial grows in larger greenhouses need more seed.

When I started making larger lots of seeds available for general distribution, I wanted to provide the kind of service that I needed 30 years ago when I started wholesale planting of medicinal herbs. It was hard to find, for instance, marshmallow seeds, no less top quality certified organic marshmallow seeds in bulk. I am excited to now be able to provide this service! As a seed planter, I find it to be very useful to know both the weight of the seed I’m using as well as the seed count, so have provided this information, which should make it easier to plan your purchase.

In order to assist our seed planting friends, here is a handy reference. These are average seed counts per gram weight that have been compiled over the last 30 years by herbalist Richard A (Richo) Cech.

Click here to download/print the list for your reference.

Latin Name

Common Name

Av. Seeds Per Gram

Abelmoschus esculentus

Okra

19 seeds per gram

Achillea millefolium   

Yarrow

1,700 seeds per gram

Acmella oleracea

Spilanthes

700 seeds per gram

Agastache foeniculum

Licorice Mint

2,800 seeds per gram

Agrimonia eupatoria

Agrimony

60 seeds per gram

Ajuga reptans

Bugle

700 seeds per gram

Alcea rosea

Hollyhock

95 seeds per gram

Alchemilla vulgaris

Lady’s  Mantle

2,700 seeds per gram

Aletris farinosa

Unicorn, True

24,000 seeds per gram

Alkanna orientalis

Alkanet, Oriental

220 seeds per gram

Allium cepa

Onion

325 seeds per gram

Allium fistulosum

Onion, Welsh

430 seeds per gram

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

700 seeds per gram

Allium ursinum

Bear’s Garlic

130 seeds per gram

Aloe ferox

Aloe, Cape

360 seeds per gram

Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow

510 seeds per gram

Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranth

1,200 seeds per gram

Ammi visnaga

Khella

1400 seeds per gram

Andrographis paniculata

Andrographis

600 seeds per gram

Anemone pulsatilla

Pulsatilla

400 seeds per gram

Anethum graveolens

Dill

700 seeds per gram

Angelica archangelica

Angelica, Official

200 seeds per gram

Angelica keiskei koidzumi

Ashitaba

140 seeds per gram

Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil

600 seeds per gram

Anthyllis vulneraria

Vetch, Kidney

310 seeds per gram

Apium graveolens

Celery

2,000 seeds per gram

Apocynum cannibinum

Indian Hemp

760 seeds per gram

Arctium lappa

Burdock, gobo

105 seeds per gram

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Uva-ursi , Bearberry

120 seeds per gram

Aristolochia serpentaria

Virginia Snakeroot

120 seeds per gram

Arnica chamissonis

Arnica, Meadow

2,000 seeds per gram

Arnica montana

Arnica, Mountain

700 seeds per gram

Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood, Absinthe

14,000 seeds per gram

Artemisia annua

Sweet Annie

17,000 seeds per gram

Artemisia scoparia

Wormwood, Redstem

26,000 seeds per gram

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort, common

14,000 seeds per gram

Asclepias spp.

Milkweed 

200 seeds per gram

Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus

50 seeds per gram

Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari

31 seeds per gram

Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus, Huang-qi

250 seeds per gram

Atropa belladonna

Belladonna

950 seeds per gram

Avena sativa

Oats

36 seeds per gram

Beta vulgaris

Beet 

70 seeds per gram

Borago officinalis

Borage

60 seeds per gram

Brassica oleracea

Cabbage

245 seeds per gram

Brassica oleracea

Collard

270 seeds per gram

Brassica oleracea

Kale

300 seeds per gram

Calendula officinalis

Calendula

120 seeds per gram

Camelina sativa

Camelina

600 seeds per gram

Campanula rapunculus

Rapunzel

48,000 seeds per gram

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shepherd’s Purse

10,000 seeds per gram

Capsicum spp.

Peppers

240 seeds per gram

Carnegia gigantea

Cactus, Giant Saguaro

700 seeds per gram

Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower

24 seeds per gram

Carum carvi

Caraway

370 seeds per gram

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh

3 seeds per gram

Centauria cyanus

Cornflower

250 seeds per gram

Centaurium erythraea

Centaury

80,000 seeds per gram

Ceratonia siliqua

Carob

7 seeds per gram

Chamaelirium luteum

Unicorn, False

1,800 seeds per gram

Chamaemelum nobile

Chamomile, Roman

7,200 seeds per gram

Chelidonium majus

Celandine, Greater

1,600 seeds per gram

Chenopodium  album

Lamb’s Quarters

1,350 seeds per gram

Chenopodium quinoa

Quinoa

350 seeds per gram

Cichorium spp.

Chicory

900 seeds per gram

Cimicifuga (Acteae) racemosa

Black Cohosh

450 seeds per gram

Cistus incanus tauricus

Tauric Rock Rose

1,000 seeds per gram

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon

12 seeds per gram

Clinopodium grandiflorum

Catmint

3,300 seeds per gram

Cnicus benedictus

Thistle, Blessed

36 seeds per gram

Cnidium monnieri

Snow Parsley, She-chuang-zi

1,500 seeds per gram

Codonopsis pilosula

Codonopsis, Dang-shen

2,500 seeds per gram

Colchicum autumnale

Colchicum

170 seeds per gram

Coriandrum sativum

Cilantro, Corriander

100 seeds per gram

Cucumis sativus

Cucumber

40 seeds per gram

Cucurbita maxima

Squash, Winter

7 seeds per gram

Cucurbita pepo

Pumpkin

4 seeds per gram

Cucurbita pepo

Squash, Summer

10 seeds per gram

Cuminum cyminum

Cumin

300 seeds per gram

Cynara scolymus

Artichoke

20 seeds per gram

Daucus carota

Carrot, Garden

630 seeds per gram

Daucus carota

Queen Anne’s Lace 

1,000 seeds per gram

Dianthus superbus

Dianthus, Qu-mai

2,000 seeds per gram

Dictamnus purpureus

Burning Bush

100 seeds per gram

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove, Purple

12,500 seeds per gram

Dionaea muscipula

Venus Flytrap

7,000 seeds per gram

Dioscorea villosa

Yam, Wild American

80 seeds per gram

Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Arugula, Wild

3,395 seeds per gram

Dracocephalum moldavicum

Balm, Moldavian

450 seeds per gram

Drosera spp.

Sundew

19,500 seeds per gram

Echinacea angustifolia

Narrow-leaved Coneflower

300 seeds per gram

Echinacea pallida

Pale-purple Coneflower

200 seeds per gram

Echinacea paradoxa

Yellow Coneflower

160 seeds per gram

Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

265 seeds per gram

Echium vulgare

Viper’s Bugloss

400 seeds per gram

Emblica officinalis

Amla

44 seeds per gram

Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed

1,200 seeds per gram

Eruca sativa

Arugula

1,500 seeds per gram

Eschscholzia californica

Poppy, California

900 seeds per gram

Euphorbia lathyris

Gopher Spurge

23 seeds per gram

Fagopyron esculentum

Buckwheat

42 seeds per gram

Feoniculum vulgare

Fennel

300 seeds per gram

Galium odoratum

Woodruff, Sweet

180 seeds per gram

Galium verum

My Ladie’s Bedstraw

3,500 seeds per gram

Gentiana lutea

Gentian, Yellow

900 seeds per gram

Glycyrrhiza  uralensis

Licorice, Chinese

130 seeds per gram

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice

117 seeds per gram

Grindelia sp.

Gumweed 

300 seeds per gram

Heirochloe odorata

Sweetgrass

1,700 seeds per gram

Helianthus annuus

Sunflower

13 seeds per gram

Helichrysum italicum

Helichrusum

14,000 seeds per gram

Hippophaea rhamnoides

Sea Buckthorn

90 seeds per gram

Humulus lupulus

Hops

270 seeds per gram

Hydrastis canadensis

Goldenseal

50 seeds per gram

Hyoscyamus niger

Henbane

1,200 seeds per gram

Hypericum perforatum

Saint John’s Wort

8,000 seeds per gram

Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop

1,100 seeds per gram

Inula helenium

Elecampane

600 seeds per gram

Iris versicolor

Iris, Blue Flag

80 seeds per gram

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda

120 seeds per gram

Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Red Cedar

91 seeds per gram

Lactuca virosa

Lettuce, Wild 

1,200 seeds per gram

Lagenaria siceraria

Gourd 

8 seeds per gram

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender, English

1,200 seeds per gram

Levisticum officinale

Lovage

350 seeds per gram

Ligusticum porteri

Osha

300 seeds per gram

Linum usitatissimum

Flax

260 seeds per gram

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia, Official

18,000 seeds per gram

Lomatium

Lomatium dissectum

60 seeds per gram

Lophophora williamsii

Peyote

2,000 seeds per gram

Lycium barbarum

Goji

1,000 seeds per gram

Lycopersicon esculentum

Tomato

315 seeds per gram

Lycopus europaeus

Gypsywort, Bugleweed

3,500 seeds per gram

Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange

25 seeds per gram

Malva sylvestris

Mallow, High

120 seeds per gram

Mandragora autumnalis

Mandrake, Autumn

150 seeds per gram

Mandragora officinalis

Mandrake, Official

36 seeds per gram

Marrubium vulgare

Horehound, White

1,100 seeds per gram

Matricaria recutita

Chamomile, German

7,500 seeds per gram

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa

1,700 seeds per gram

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm

2,000 seeds per gram

Mentha piperita

Mint, Peppermint

12,500 seeds per gram

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal

12,000 seeds per gram

Mentha requienii

Mint, Corsican

27,000 seeds per gram

Mentha spicata

Mint, Spearmint

12,500 seeds per gram

Monarda spp.

Bergamot

2,300 seeds per gram

Myrrhis odorata 

Sweet Cicily, Garden Myrrh

23 seeds per gram

Nasturtium officinale

Watercress

2,000 seeds per gram

Nepeta cataria

Catnip

2,000 seeds per gram

Nicotiana tabacum

Tobacco

10,000 seeds per gram

Nigella sativa

Black Seed

400 seeds per gram

Ocimum africanum

Tulsi, Temperate

1,580 seeds per gram

Ocimum bailicum

Basil, Thai

1,100 seeds per gram

Ocimum basilicum

Basil, Genovese

660 seeds per gram

Ocimum minimum

Basil, Greek

750 seeds per gram

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Tulsi, Tropical

2,200 seeds per gram

Oenothera biennis

Evening primrose

400 seeds per gram

Origanum majorana

Marjoram

5,000 seeds per gram

Origanum vulgare

Oregano, Common

9,500 seeds per gram

Paeonia sp.

Peony, Garden

9 seeds per gram

Panax quinquefolius

Ginseng, American

14 seeds per gram

Papaver rhoeas

Poppy, Flanders

10,000 seeds per gram

Papaver somniferum

Poppy, somniferum

2,000 seeds per gram

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild Quinine

340 seeds per gram

Passiflora incarnata

Passionflower

30 seeds per gram

Perilla frutscens

Shiso

900 seeds per gram

Petasites palmatus

Butterbur

3,000 seeds per gram

Petroselinum crispum

Parsley

500 seeds per gram

Phaseolus vulgaris

Bean

6 seeds per gram

Phytolacca americana

Poke

90 seeds per gram

Pimpinella anisum

Anise

400 seeds per gram

Pisum sativum

Peas

6 seeds per gram

Plantago  lanceolata

Plantain, Narrow-leaved

500 seeds per gram

Plantago coronopus

Herba stella

5,000 seeds per gram

Plantago major

Plantain, Broadleaf 

4,000 seeds per gram

Plantago psyllium

Psyllium

1,000 seeds per gram

Platycodon grandiflorus

Balloonflower

1,000 seeds per gram

Portulacca oleracea

Purslane

2,600 seeds per gram

Potentilla tormentilla

Cinquefoil

800 seeds per gram

Primula veris

Cowslip

1,200 seeds per gram

Prunella vulgaris

Self Heal

1,400 seeds per gram

Pycnanthemum virginianun

Mint, Mountain

7,000 seeds per gram

Raphanus sativus

Radish

115 seeds per gram

Rheum palmatum

Rhubarb, Turkey

60 seeds per gram

Rheum rhabarbarum

Rhubarb, Garden

80 seeds per gram

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola, Rose Root

7,500 seeds per gram

Rhubarb, Official

Rheum officinarum

135 seeds per gram

Ricinus communis

Castor

2 seeds per gram

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

900 seeds per gram

Rubia tinctorum

Madder

60 seeds per gram

Rumex acetosella

Sorrel, Sheep

900 seeds per gram

Rumex crispus

Dock, Yellow

340 seeds per gram

Ruta graveolens

Rue

500 seeds per gram

Salvia apiana

Sage, White

600 seeds per gram

Salvia columbariae

Chia, Golden, Desert

1,200 seeds per gram

Salvia hispanica

Chia, Mexican

1,000 seeds per gram

Salvia miltiorrhiza

Sage, Dan-shen

540 seeds per gram

Salvia officinalis

Sage, Garden

95 seeds per gram

Salvia przewalskii

Sage, Dan-shen Gansu

160 seeds per gram

Salvia sclarea

Sage, Clary

200 seeds per gram

Salvia spathacea

Pitcher Sage

40 seeds per gram

Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot

70 seeds per gram

Saponaria officinalis

Soapwort

600 seeds per gram

Saposhnikovia divaricata

Fang-feng

250 seeds per gram

Satureja hortensis

Savory, Summer

2,000 seeds per gram

Satureja montana

Savory, Winter

2,100 seeds per gram

Scutellaria baicalensis

Skullcap, Baical

560 seeds per gram

Scutellaria lateriflora

Skullcap, official

2,500 seeds per gram

Secale cereal

Rye, Winter

46 seeds per gram

Sideritis syriaca

Greek Mountain tea

600 seeds per gram

Silybum marianum

Thistle, Milk

36 seeds per gram

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba

1.6 seeds per gram

Sinapis alba

Mustard, White

170 seeds per gram

Solidago virgaurea

Goldenrod, European

2.000 seeds per gram

Spinacea oleracea

Spinach

80 seeds per gram

Spireae (Filipendula) ulmaria

Meadowsweet

1,500 seeds per gram

Stachys officinalis

Wood Betony

1,000 seeds per gram

Stellaria media

Chickweed

1,100 seeds per gram

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia

2,500 seeds per gram

Stillingia sylvatica

Stillingia

40 seeds per gram

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey, True

90 seeds per gram

Tagates erecta

Marigold, African

460 seeds per gram

Tagates lucida

Tarragon, Mexican

1,200 seeds per gram

Talinum paniculatum

Fame Flower, Tu-ren-shen

3,000 seeds per gram

Tanacetum balsamita

Costmary

3,500 seeds per gram

Tanacetum parthenium

Feverfew

7,000 seeds per gram

Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy

8,000 seeds per gram

Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion

2,000 seeds per gram

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

3,800 seeds per gram

Trichosanthes kirilowii

Gourd, Snake

5 seeds per gram

Triconella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek

72 seeds per gram

Trifolium incarnatum

Clover, Crimson

265 seeds per gram

Trifolium pratense

Clover, Red

1,400 seeds per gram

Trillium spp

Trillium

180 seeds per gram

Tropaeolum majus

Nasturium

7 seeds per gram

Ulmus rubra

Elm, Slippery

105 seeds per gram

Urtica dioica

Nettles, Stinging

7,000 seeds per gram

Valerianella locusta

Mache

450 seeds per gram

Verbascum  thapsus

Mullein, Common

1.300 seeds per gram

Verbascum olympicum

Mullein, Greek

8,000 seeds per gram

Verbena hastata

Vervain, Blue

3,500 seeds per gram

Verbena officinalis

Vervain, European

2,800 seeds per gram

Vicia faba

Bean, Fava

1 seed per gram

Viola tricolor

Violet, Heartsease

1,200 seeds per gram

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha

700 seeds per gram

Xerophyllum tenax

Bear Grass

500 seeds per gram

Zea mays

Corn

5 seeds per gram