Saffron- Botany And Medicine

Saffron- Botany And Medicine

Crocus sativus (saffron) is a small flowering herb that is 15 to 30 centimeters tall that is distributed across central Asia, Iran, Mediterranean, Europe, Asia (largely Kashmir and Afghanistan), northern Africa, and North America in areas with hot dry summers and cold...
Dates in medicine and nutrition

Dates in medicine and nutrition

Today, the date belt stretches from the Indus Valley in the east, Somalia and Spain in the west, and Turkmenistan and India in the east. The FAO estimated the cultivation area for dates to be 1.3 million ha in 2009 (FAO Statistics, 2010). The largest area (833,351...
Dates – historical overview

Dates – historical overview

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a high-energy crop and one of the most nutritious fruits in the tropics and subtropics. Date palm is rich in sugars; palmitic and organic acids; linoleic, lauric, myristic, and other fatty acids; vitamins A, B1, B2, and traces of...
Myrrh In The Bible

Myrrh In The Bible

Myrrh a consituent of the Holy Anointing Oil was valued not just as perfume but also for its use in medicine. Romans, Egyptians, Greek, and the Chinese used Commiphora myrrha as medicine. Written references to myrrh as a perfume and herbal medicine date back to...

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