Sorghum is an herb that is widely used for its medicinal benefits; it is indigenous to Africa, although it was domesticated in India before recorded history, a decoction of the seeds can be made into a paste for skin problems and irritation.
The grains are also a diuretic and a More >
Pygeum is an evergreen tree native to African forest regions. It can grow to approximately 45 m in height. Pygeum fruit is a red berry, resembling a cherry when ripe.
The bark is used as medicine. The major active components of the bark are fat-soluble sterols (phytosterols) and fatty acids. More >
Lansium domesticum, also known as langsat, buahluku or lanzones, is a species of tree in the Mahogany family and is native to Southeast Asia.
The fruit can be elliptical, oval, or round, measuring 2 to 7 centimetres (0.79 to 2.76 in) by 1.5 to 5 centimetres (0.59 to 1.97 in) in size. Fruits look much like small potatoes and are borne in More >
The African cucumber is a fruit, horned melon or melano, that can be greatest described as melon with horns. It is originated in the Kalahari Desert and but now it is present in California and New Zealand.
The horned melon also called African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, More >
Wood Apple is a fruit bearing tree native to the Indian sub-continent, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The ripe fruit is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A; it also contains significant quantities of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin, and small amounts of vitamin C.
Wood Apple cures More >
Pacay trees are native to the coastal river valleys of Peru. Pacay is a legume, meaning it is a relative of green beans, snap peas, alfalfa, lentils, and peanuts.
Being in this family, it bears an unusual fruit for a tree that resembles a giant bean pod, with sweet, refreshing, More >
The African wild potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea is native to South Africa and belongs to the Hypoxidaceae family.
It is a bitter plant used for a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes, bleeding and prostate problems. It is popularly used by many people to make medicine.
Traditional healers have used the More >
The banana passionfruit or tumbo is native and commonly found in the wild in Andean valleys from Venezuela and eastern Colombia to Bolivia and Peru.
They look somewhat like a straight, small banana with rounded ends. It was given this name in New Zealand, where passionfruit are also prevalent.
The More >
Tagetes also known as southern cone marigold, stinking roger or black mint, is a plant; the parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
The herb is grown with cultivated crops to deter insects, (specifically eel worms that react well to the thiophenes contained in the roots More >
Cocona (solanum sessiliflorum) is a tropical shrub belonging to the Solanaceae family along with tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants.
The fruit of cocona is a red, orange or yellow edible berry. Cocona is native to the Andean region of South America, where it is occasionally cultivated for human consumption.
The thin, tough More >
Buriti is shiny, round, and chestnut-coloured, with a bright yellow, fleshy pulp inside. Traditionally, the fruit was used as a food source, and is still used today to make beverages, preserves, and ice- cream.
Its oil is cold pressed from the fruit’s pulp and is rich in many nutrients, including More >