Pineapple

General description The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae . Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe after an expedition to South America. Pineapples became known as an extravagant and exotic fruit, served Read more…

Peanut

General description Peanuts are from the legume family (not technically a nut!) and are related to beans, lentils, and soy. Cultivated for its grain product and its oil content. Peanut pods develop underground, differing from his legume relations. Use Cooking: Oil, Flour, Protein Medical benefits: Hearth health, Prevents diabetes, Prevents Read more…

Lemongrass

General description Lemongrass (cymbopogon) is a plant from the grass family found in Africa, Asia, Australia, and tropical islands and groups about 55 species of grass. One kind of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is cultivated for its scent that is similar to lemon. Use Lemongrass is known to have antifungal, antiseptic, Read more…

Taro

General description Taro (Colcasia esculenta) or also referred to as Chinese potato, cocoyam, curcas or dalo, is plant stemming from the Araceae family and grows in mainly under humid conditions such as in south asia and oceania. It is identified by its heart shaped leafs and can grow anywhere in Read more…

Dill

General Description Dill is a plant that has culinary history but also has been used as a magic weapon and a medicine. Use Dill is used for digestion problems including loss of appetite, intestinal gas, liver problems, kidney disease, painful or difficult urination. Other uses – fever and cold, cough, Read more…

Turmeric

General Description Turmeric is a root that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. It is the main spice in curry. Turmeric root is also used to make medicines. Often used to color foods and cosmetics. Turmeric is in the ginger family. Use Hay fever, Read more…

Banana

General description The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. Fruit is technically a berry. Use Bananas are good for the heart as a source of potassium and antioxidants. Banana peel can whiten the teeth – rub the peel every day for a week on your teeth for a Read more…

Aloe Vera

General Description Aloe is cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates. Aloe produces two substances, a gel and latex, which are used for medicine. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe leaf. Aloe latex come from just under the plant’s skin Read more…

Holy Basil

General Description Holy basil is a plant, originally from India. It is used in Ayuverdic medicine as an adaptogen to counter life’s stresses. It is considered sacred by the Hindus and it’s often planted around hindu shrines. Medicine is made from the leaves, stems and seeds. Use Anxiety, stress, depression Read more…

Moringa

General Description Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-himalayan areas. It also grows in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds and roots are used to make medicine. Every component of the moringa tree is edible. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben Read more…