Grape leaves, roots, seeds and the vines have been used for centuries for its health benefits. In some countries, grape leaves are typically steamed and stuffed with rice, ground meat, vegetables and herbs.
In the Middle East, countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea, Asia, and Africa, grape leaves have been used More >
Lemons originally hail from India where they were cultivated by cross pollinating limes with the citron fruit. The vitamin C found in lemon goes beyond vanity; it also combats the free radical damage to blood vessels, which is a preventable precursor to the atherosclerosis that tragically often ends in heart More >
Sassafras is a plant, its root is used to make medicine, and it has a mature spread of about 20 meters. With smooth, slender branches, one of the interesting sassafras tree facts is that it is not only the bark, but the branches, roots, and leaves that were put to More >
Amargo herb or hombre grande is a tropical small tree found in rain forests in Pacific coastal areas. It has oblong opposite leaves about 5 to 10 centimetres in length. Brilliant red flowers some 3 centimetres long grow in long clusters. The fruit appears in five black capsules about 1 More >
Marvel of Peru scientifically known, as Mirabilis Jalapa is a common herb. There are a number of varieties of this plant. A perennial herb with a tuberous root, an erect, branching stem, oval-shaped opposite leaves heart shaped at the base. The beautiful multi-coloured flowers are bell-shaped in the form of More >
Ipecacuanha or ipecac is a plant. It is a low-growing tropical plant that grows mostly in America, having roots and rhizomes that yield emetine. A small shrub whose principal support is a smooth rhizome, the stem grows approximately 25 centimetres long. Two classes of entwined and smooth roots grow from More >
Tobacco is a plant within the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family and is native to North and South America. It is consumed by smoking, inhaling, or chewing and is known to be a habit forming narcotic.
Despite the attempts to ban tobacco, its consumption steadily continues to move More >
Jimson weed is an annual herb which grows up to 5 feet tall. It has a pale green stem with spreading branches. Leaves are ovate with green or purplish coloration, coarsely serrated along edges, and 3 to 8 inches long. The leaves and seeds are used to make medicine. Because More >
Sassafras was known primarily as a medicinal herb to the American Indians and, later, to the Europeans, who shipped great quantities to shops in England and on the Continent.
The leaves could be made into teas and poultices, while the root bark was either chipped or crushed and then steeped in More >
Trumpet tree has large heart shaped leaves and grows to about 15 metres in height. It has a knotty hollow trunk that resembles a coconut palm and belongs to the Bignoniaceae family it is also well known as Tabebuia. It is easy to grow and loves full sun. Each country More >
Wild indigo (Baptisia australis) is a thin branched leafy shrub reaching 1 to 2 metres in height with trifoliate leaves, narrow flowers with tubuliferous spikes of a brick colour. Wild indigo is considered toxic and is on the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of toxic plants.
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