Flower of a European water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica)

Alisma Rhizome

October 15, 2018 smitsa 0

The rhizome of the European Water Plantain or more scientifically, Alisma orientale (Sam.) Juzep (also known as A. plantago-aquatica var. orientale) has been used traditionally in […]

Ginger rhizomes in a full view.

The Health Benefits Of Ginger

October 10, 2018 smitsa 0

The rhizomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale. Roscoe, family: Zingiberacea) have been used as a traditional home remedy for millenia. It is only in recent years that […]

Beets tied up with string and lying on a grey brown wooden table


October 9, 2018 smitsa 0

Ever tried kanji ? It is an Indian fermented beverage which has an extremely strong flavour. For some it is the Indian version of kombucha. […]

Green tea in a black bowl with a clear glass cup of the beverage next to it.

The Promise Of Green Tea

September 30, 2018 smitsa 0

Green tea has become one of the most popular beverages consumed globally with about 120 ml in volume drunk by virtually everybody, every year (Graham, 1992) […]

Parsley seeds in full view

Parsley Seed Oil

September 27, 2018 smitsa 0

Parsley (Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.) is a hardy biennial in the Apiaceae family (formerly called the Umberlliferae) which is widely grown as a herb for garnishes […]

Psycholdelic art

Osmotic Dehydration

September 25, 2018 smitsa 0

Osmotic dehydration is the removal of water by immersing a food in a solution of sugars or salt which exert a very high osmotic pressure. […]