Day: May 2, 2020

CINNAMON

Common Name Cinnamon Scientific Name Cinnamomum verum History For thousands of years, human have used cinnamon and its shrub shells for spice. Document shows this plant has been used since ancient times, and Arab merchants have imported it into Europe. Arab merchants transferred Cinnamon from ground routes to Alexandria harbor in Egypt, that it was …

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CHICORY

Common Name Chicory Scientific Name Cichorium pumilum Jacq. History Chicory is a perennial plant that its origins are Europe, India and Egypt. As a weed it grows in mild climates and is widely cultivated in northern Europe. 5000 years ago Egyptians grew it as a medicinal plant. Chicory was taken from Europe to North America …

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CHAMOMILE

Common Name Chamomile Scientific Name Matricaria chamomilla History Chamomile is native to the southern and eastern Europe. In ancient Egypt, this plant was used as a medication for the treatment of ague. Due to the similarity of chamomile odor to apple blossoms, its name is derived from the Greek word “Chamomaela” meaning “apple”. Health Benefits …

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CARDAMOM

Common Name Cardamom       Scientific Name Elettaria cardamomum L. History Cardamom is from ginger family and is a native of south of India. Indian spices dating back to the beginning of human civilization and in ancient Indian writings it is pointed out to cardamom. This spice has had nutritional and medicinal benefits since ancient times and …

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BORAGE

Common Name Borage Scientific Name Echium amoenum History Borage with the scientific name of Echium amoenum is native to some parts of north of Iran and the Caucasus. This plant is found in many parts of Europe, West Asia and North America and is often seen wildly (the plant that grows by itself without cultivating …

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BLUEBERRY

Common Name Blueberry Scientific Name Vaccinium corymbosum History Blueberry is one of the few plant species native to North America, which is in the genus of Vaccinium and is close to the family of the Azalea, Cranberry and rhododendron. Native Americans used blueberry for centuries, before the arrival of European immigrants. The Indians believed that …

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BLACK BARBERRY

Common Name Black Barberry Scientific Name Berberis integerrima  History Barberry belongs to the family of Berberidaceae and has about 650 species. Among different species; two species of Polowi barberry (Berberis Vulgaris) and blue or black barberry (Berberis Integerrima) are popular in Iran. Black barberry is a spiny shrub with yellow woods and oblong oval leaves …

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BITTER ORANGE

Common Name: Bitter Orange Scientific Name: Citrus × aurantium L. History and Origin Bitter Orange Plant Structure Bitter Orange Health Benefits What Are Bitter Orange Side Effects? Nutritional Information Bitter Orange Daily Dosage Bioactive Compounds Best Time to Consume Possible Drug Interactions Traditional Use Some Questions about Bitter Orange Is bitter orange good for weight loss? Does bitter …

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ALOE VERA

Common Name: Aloe vera Scientific Name: Aloe vera L. History and Origin Aloe Vera Plant Structure Aloe Vera Health Benefits What Are Aloe Vera Side Effects? Nutritional Information Aloe Vera Daily Dosage Bioactive Compounds Best Time to Consume Possible Drug Interactions Traditional Use Some Questions about Aloe Vera Is it good to drink Aloe Vera juice every …

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AJWAIN

Common Name: Ajwain Scientific Name: Trachyspermum ammi L. History and Origin Ajwain Plant Structure Ajwain Health Benefits What Are Ajwain Side Effects? Nutritional Information Ajwain Daily Dosage Bioactive Compounds Best Time to Consume Possible Drug Interactions Traditional Use Some Questions about Ajwain Is Ajwain addictive? Is it good to eat Ajwain every day? Does Ajwain have any effect …

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