Religious Associations of Frankincense and Myrrh

According to the Christian bible, the baby Jesus was gifted three items upon his birth, from three wise men who traveled from afar; these...

Common Medicinal Plants of Europe by Color

Medicinal plants in Europe have been around for centuries; healing herbs were common in medieval times. In addition, healers and physicians such as Avicenna...

Medicinal Plant Profile of the Common Foxglove

The earliest recorded name for the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word foxes glofa, literally meaning the glove of the...

The Use of Medicinal Medieval Herbs

The use of plants and herbs for medicinal purposes was influenced dramatically at the latter end of the Medieval period (approximately 16th century); medieval...

Lost Medicinal Plants of Pompeii

Pompeii was a bustling metropolis of its time and the city was full of lavish houses and gardens; some gardens were not only ornamental,...

Medicinal Use of Scented Trees Native to Australia

Australia is a large expanse of land where native Aboriginal people existed before the immigration of the Europeans in more recent history. These native...

Edible Wapato on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) is a distinctive plant with its sharply arrowhead-shaped leaves and stems of small white flowers. It’s generally called by its Native...

Chilgoza Pine Nuts are Deliciously Healthy

The Chilgoza pine nut comes from the tree Pinus gerardiana which naturally grows in the north-west Himalayan region and extends through Balochistan (Pakistan) and...

Oud Oil is the Most Expensive in the World

Oud oil is little known in the West, but it has a high commercial value in Japan, other countries in Asia and in the...

Shahtoot Mulberry has Health and Economic Benefits

Shahtoot mulberries are the fruit of the Himalayan or Pakistan mulberry tree; Morus serrata or Morus macroura. They are found at an altitude of...
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