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The Artemisia Genus

January 21, 2022 smitsa 0

The genus Artemisia, small herbs and shrubs, is one of the largest and most widely distributed genera of the Compositae (or Asteraceae) family (Davies, 1982; […]

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Picrasma quassioides

January 20, 2022 smitsa 0

Picrasma quassioides  is a fine source of alkaloids, terpenoids and quassinoids. This sub-shrub is a member of the  Simaroubaceae family.  Most of the bioactives are alkaloids. […]

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Sandwich Fillers

January 20, 2022 smitsa 0

Sandwich fillers say as much about us as the sandwich. Here we have a few choice fillings which we’ve reproduced from some famous retailers. Don’t […]

Gastrodia elata

Gastrodia

January 11, 2022 smitsa 0

Gastrodia elata (G. elata Blume) is a perennial herb plant and belongs to the Gastrodia genus which is in the Orchidaceae family. The tubers are used as a […]

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Black Barberry

January 10, 2022 smitsa 0

Black Barberry (Berberis integerrima) is a particularly rich source of many useful bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, catechins, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and […]

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How to make a Panettone

December 17, 2021 smitsa 0

Panettone is the traditional Italian bread cake with candied peel and other fruit. It is usually eaten at Christmas and on other festive occasions. It’s […]