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Cayenne Pepper Fruit

Cayenne Pepper Fruit (Capsicum Annum) Description The Cayenne Pepper fruit is a capsicum that has resulted as a high cross breeding between perennial and annual shrubs of the tomato and the potato family. The main features of this species are dense stems that branch out extensively. Cayenne pepper fruit comes from red, hot chili peppers. […]

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Fennel Seed

Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare) Fennel yields both an herb and a spice. Every part of the plant is edible. The name is derived from the Latin word ‘foeniculum’ meaning ‘little hay’. The fennel seed when dried is used as a spice. It was also called a ‘meeting seed’ by the Puritans who used to chew […]

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Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow Root The marshmallow root or leaf is the member of the Mallow family and it mainly grows in the moist soils of England, Denmark and throughout the central parts of Russia, as well as in parts of the Mediterranean region. It was also found in gardens of Northern America from where it moved to […]

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Peppermint Leaf Extract

Peppermint leaf extract (Mentha Piperita) Peppermint is a popular flavoring for gum, tea and toothpastes. The main active agent in peppermint is menthol. Peppermint leaf extract produces a cooling effect and has also made its way into popular cuisines. Description The Peppermint plant grows to be roughly 2 to 3 feet tall. The leaves come […]

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Turkey Rhubarb Root Extract

Turkey Rhubarb Root Extract (Rheum Palmatum) The Rhubarb root occurs in trade and commerce under various names depending on the routes by which the herb was formerly transported to European markets. But the geographical origin, uses and properties of all the species are just the same. Turkey Rhubarb is native to the mountains of western […]

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Night Blooming Cereus Stem

Night Blooming Cereus Stem Description Night Blooming Cereus Stem (Selenicereus grandiflorus) is an exquisite flowering plant which is considered to be nocturnal since it opens in the evening and closes at dawn. It is native to the tropical regions of America. It is described as a creeping shrub with cylindrical stems with prickly spines. Its […]

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Hops Strobiles

Hops Strobiles Description Hops Strobiles (Humulus lupulus) is a perennial plant which is native to Britain. It can be found anywhere growing on hedges and meadows. It may look like a vine with many flexible stems that twists and turns in a clockwise direction. The plant may grow up to 22 feet in height. Hops […]

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Damiana

Damiana Herb Description Damiana herb (Turnera diffusa) is a small shrub with beautiful, yellow, aromatic blossoms. It is abundant in the regions of Central and South America, specifically in Mexico. The Damiana herb can still be found in the wild, although many Damiana herbs that are used in medicinal preparations are now grown in ranches […]

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Rosemary

Rosemary Rosemary is often used in culinary dishes as a spice, which most people have probably eaten in different dishes while eating in restaurants and did not realize it had Rosemary in it. Others cook with it regularly because it gives the food a wonderful taste as well as a great fragrance. But there is […]

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Quercetin

Quercetin Description Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid of plant origin that actually gives many fruits and vegetables their red color. In its chemical form, it is a yellow crystalline compound. History and Origin of Quercetin Although only recently, such as within the last 40 years, stipulated as Quercetin, it was originally thought to be […]

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