History of Plants

Chicory- Uses and Growing

A Detailed Guide on Chicory – Chicorium intybus Chicory, a perennial medicinal plant with pretty blue flowers is not just a decorative plant but is believed to have several medicinal uses.  The botanical name of chicory is Cichorium intybus This plant belongs to asteraceae family. Other Names / Regional Names of Chicory  Kasni, Blue Sailors …

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Banyan Tree – National Tree of India

Ficus benghalensis – Indian Banyan Tree Banyan Tree Scientific Name Do you know Indian Banyan Tree is the national tree of India? The botanical name of the banyan tree is Ficus benghalensis. Banyan Tree Common Names Banyan Trees are known by various names in different languages. Here are some names commonly used. Hindi – Bargad …

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Bhringaraj Plant – Health Benefits and Growing

Eclipta prostrata -Plant Health Benefits & Growing Bhringraj is a weedy plant that is being used since ancient times as a haircare remedy in Indian Ayurveda. These plants grow abundantly in Southeast Asian countries like India, Nepal, China, Brazil, and Thailand. Bhringraj is known by various other names in different regions including Maka, Bhringarajasava, Bhringaraj, …

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Marshmallow Plant- An Ancient Medicine & A Delicious Desert

Marshmallow Plant- Health Benefits & Growing Can you imagine harvesting marshmallows from your own plants? Just kidding. Marshmallows do not grow on plants but are made from the roots of these beautiful flowering plants. Origin of Marshmallow Plant Marshmallow plants are scientifically known as Althaea Officinalis. It is an ancient medicinal plant that first originated …

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Rau Ram | Vietnamese Coriander

https://youtu.be/Z4lhtQxKY-Q In my previous stories, I have discussed herbs that smell and taste like cilantro. I have already shared with you the information on cilantro’s one brother culantro. Now, we will meet cilantro’s other cousin, Rau Ram, or Vietnamese coriander. Rau Ram/ Vietnamese coriander is an integral part of the Vietnamese, Singaporean, and Malay cuisines. …

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Distinguish Among Oregano, Carom Seeds, and Cuban Oregano

The Similarities & Differences Among Oregano, Cuban Oregano, & Carom Seeds Check out these three herbs. Ajwain/ carom seeds plant, Ajwain leaf/Cuban Oregano/Ajwain Leaf/ Mexican Mint, and the normal oregano herb/ Italian oregano. These three herbs are very much similar in flavor but they are different plants. They are very commonly mistaken for each other. …

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