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Calendula-Calendula officinalis

Calendula is a genus of perennial or annual plant in the sunflower family Asteraceae or Compositae. Daisies, chamomile, arnica and yarrow are the other members of the same family. The genus is native to...
Cardamom facts and health benefits

Cardamom facts and health benefits

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) sometime called Cardamon or Cardamum, is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. The word "cardamom" is derived...

Tarragon-Artemisia dracunculus

Artemisia dracunculus, commonly known as tarragon, is a perennial plant with glossy green leaves and yellow flowers widely found in Eurasia and North America. It is believed got originated in Central Asia region such...
Basil facts and health benefits

Basil facts and health benefits

Basil is actually a common name for a culinary herb Ocimum Basilium. It belongs to the mint family and is also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort in English speaking countries. It is also...

Sesame-Sesamum indicum

Sesamum indicum commonly known as Beniseed, Benniseed, Benneseed, Sesame, Til, Gingelly, Goma, Gergelim, Ajonjolí, Gimgelim, Simsim, Wangila, Ufuta, Sesam, Zhi ma, Hu ma, Chamkkae, Benne, Beni, Benne seed, Sesame seed, Sim sim, Abongra, Zhi...
Asafoetida facts and health benefits

Asafoetida facts and health benefits

  Ferula assafoetida, popularly known as asafoetida, is dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula. Asafoetida gets its name from the Latin word foetid, which...
Rosemary facts and health benefits

Rosemary facts and health benefits

Rosemary, an herb whose botanical name is Rosmarinus officinalis, is a sun-loving shrub, native to the south of France and other Mediterranean regions and is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae along...

Epazote-Chenopodium ambrosioides

Epazote (scientific name Chenopodium ambrosioides) is an annual or perennial herb, 1 meter tall with simple, alternate, oblong-lanceolate leaves 2-12 cm long and 2.5-9 cm wide. The flowers are small, green and elongated. The...
Allspice facts and health benefits

Allspice facts and health benefits

Allspice which is also called Jamaica pepper; Kurundu, Myrtle pepper, pimento, allspice berries, or newspice is a spice that is the dried unripe fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant, native to the West...

Cumin facts and health benefits

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.), also known as Cumin, Cummin, Roman Caraway is an annual growing, slender herbaceous, erect, subglabrous plant in the family Apiaceae. It is known from different languages such as (French) Cumin,...