Herbs detail

FENUGREEK

Common Name Fenugreek Scientific Name Trigonella foenum-graecum L. History Fenugreek is a one- year old plant with white flowers and hard, yellowish-brown, angled seeds and belongs to fabaceae or fabacecae family. Its height reaches up to 30 to 60 centimeters. Its leaves are three-parts, jagged and egg-shaped and in gray-green color. Every of its thin …

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FENNEL

Common Name Fennel Scientific Name Foeniculum vulgare Mil. History Fennel consumption dates back to the ancient times, being used in the Mediterranean region since then. Roman fighters used fennel to increase their power. This plant has been used to control weight gain. Its Greek name “marathon” meaning “staying slim” expresses people’s belief about the effect …

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DAMASK ROSE

Common Name Damask Rose cientific Name Rosa × damascena Mill. History According to available evidence, Damask rose has a long history, and although the 30-million-year fossils of it have been found in America, it is originated in the Middle East and Iran. At the beginning of the 17th century, Iranian Damask rose was carried to India, North Africa, …

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CRANBERRY

Common Name Cranberry Scientific Name Vanilla planifolia History Cranberry is one of three North American native fruits. At the first time it was just harvested from northeast America areas but after that it was cultivated in the other parts of North America as Wisconsin and northwest Pacific Ocean and Chile. American natives were the only …

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CORIANDER

Common Name Coriander Scientific Name Coriandrum sativum L. History Coriander is one year-old, herbaceous plant from the family of Apiaceae or Umbelliferae. At temperatures above 4ºC degree it sprouts but the optimum temperature for genotypes with small fruits is 17-20 ºC degree and genotypes with larger fruits are 22-27 ºC degree. After increasing the length of the …

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CLOVE

Common Name Clove Scientific Name (L.) Merr. and L.M. Perry Syzygium aromaticum History Clove is made from a dried flower bud of evergreen tree of Syzygium aromaticum. Although this tree is native to Malacca Island in Indonesia but cloves naturally grow in India, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Madagascar. Over 2000 years, clove and its …

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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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