Gastrodia elata


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 […]

Turmeric root, zedoary or white turmeric root on white background


February 27, 2019 smitsa 0

Zedoary or white turmeric is not as well known as some of its other relatives like turmeric and ginger which is a surprise given the […]

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Cassia Bark

April 9, 2018 smitsa 1

Cassia bark is an aromatic bark that looks rather similar to cinnamon. The bark appears darker however, is much thicker and coarser and in many […]

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The Health Benefits Of Nutmeg

November 8, 2017 smitsa 0

Nutmeg is a popular spice. Many  health benefits based on traditional folk medicine are ascribed to it.  These include:- pain relief, soothe indigestion, improves cognitive function. Less […]

allspice on wooden table

For The Love Of Allspice

November 8, 2017 smitsa 1

Allspice is a cured, unripe berry from a tropical evergreen tree. This powerful spice comes from the dried fruit of the pimento tree. It is often called […]

Cumin seeds on white background.

Cumin Seeds

October 13, 2017 smitsa 0

Cumin lends a characteristic aroma and flavour to a variety of foods. The seeds are most popular but the leaves have also been used in […]

Cinnamon bark on a white background.

The Benefits Of Cinnamon

April 23, 2017 smitsa 0

Cinnamon (dalchini) not only adds a distinctive, aromatic and pungent note to a variety of foods but extracts from this plant are claimed to lower […]

Crystals of the gum resin of frankincense.

Boswellia thurifera – Frankincense

April 20, 2015 smitsa 1

Frankincense (olibanum) like its close relatives in the Boswellia genus has medicinal properties which are especially important in controlling reproduction. This particular species is found in […]

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Timur (Zanthoxylum armatum)

January 26, 2015 smitsa 0

Timur (Zanthoxylum armatum DC syn. Zanthoxylum alatum Hemsl.) produces some interesting fruits for the product developer to test in desserts. Timur, also known as Szechuan […]