Day: May 3, 2020

PERSIAN LIME

Common Name Persian Lime Scientific Name Citrus latifolia Tan. History Persian lime tree is likely to be the result of a cross between two species of Citrus Limon and Citrus aurantifolia. The exact origin of this plant is not known but probably is native of Iran. Some sources say that it arrived from Italy (the …

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PEPPERMINT

Common Name Peppermint Scientific Name Mentha piperita History The origin of peppermint is known to be North Africa and Mediterranean region. Peppermint has been used in Chinese and Japanese traditional medicine. According to the ancient texts, peppermint has been used both as food and medicine. In 1721, the plant was registered in UK’s official drug …

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ORANGE

Common Name Orange Scientific Name Citrus sinensis History Orange has grown about 4000 BC in parts of south west Asia and northeast India. Probably Italian merchants after 1450s or Portuguese in 1500s imported it to Middle East. At that time, citrus especially orange had more medical and pharmaceutical use. After that in the 1640s the …

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OLIVE LEAF

Common Name Olive Leaf Scientific Name Olea europaea L. History Olive is one of the oldest plants that we know. The olive tree is 6000 to 7000 years old and its origin is Greek. In the ancient years, in addition to the olive itself, they built shelter from their trees and used it to produce …

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NETTLE

Common Name Stinging Nettle Scientific Name Urtica dioica L. History Many people consider nettle (Utica) as an annoying plant, although, this plant has been used for food, clothing and medicine since ancient time. The scientific name of nettle is derived from the Latin word meaning” burn”, which refers to the pungency (bite) trait of the …

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MINT

Common Name Mint Scientific Name Mentha longifolia History Mint with the scientific name of Mentha Longifolia is one of genus of Lamiaceae family and is native to Asia and Mediterranean region which is available throughout the years and it is abundantly found in the warm months of summer. Mint foliage in ancient Greece was used …

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MILK THISTLE

Common Name Milk Thistle Scientific Name Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. History Milk thistle is a one or two- years old plant which grows up to 1.5 meters. Milk thistle has been classified in Dipsacaceae family, Carduus genus. New botanical system has classified it in Compositae family. Edge of its leaves is wavy and barbed and …

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MELISSA

Common Name Lemon Balm, Melissa Scientific Name Melissa officinalis L. History Melissa as an aromatic and grassy plant of Lamiaceae is native to a Mediterranean region and has been cultivated for over 2000 years. This plant was cultivated by beekeepers of the temple of Artemis to grow honey bees. Hence, its name is taken from …

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MARJORAM

Common Name Marjoram Scientific Name Origanum majorana History‏ Marjoram or Oregano is known to be originated from Mediterranean region and Asia Minor while ‎it’s been used by Greek women as an aromatic plant in their homes. The word “Oregano” is derived ‎from a Greek word meaning “joy and brightness of mountains”. Health Benefits Bioactive Compounds …

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MAIDENHAIR

Common Name Maidenhair Scientific Name Adiantum capillus-veneris History Maidenhair (Adiantum capillus-veneris) has very delicate and tall fronds and fine and claw-shaped leaves. Its name which means “Venus hair” is derived from two Latin words “capillus” meaning “hair” and “veneris” meaning “Venus (Roman goddess)”. This plant is native to North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, …

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