Sesame in flower

Sesame: An Edible Plant With Herbal Uses

Sesame, benne, or sesame indicum, is a strong-scented, flowering plant commonly cultivated as a food crop. It has dark-green leaves with serrated edges. Benne produces white rose, or light purple, bell-shaped blossoms with pink streaks or spots. The flowers give way to small, sausage-like pods enclosing pear-shaped seeds. Though not very common due to its high-value oil, sesame is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant due to its beautiful blossoms. Continue reading [...]
Crocus saffron, botanically known as crocus sativa has spicy and remedial properties

Beautiful, Spicy and Remedial: Meet The Saffron Crocus Flower

Saffron crocus, or saffron, and botanically known as crocus sativus, is a perennial flowering plant of the crocus genus in the iris family. Its English name, saffron, is derived from a French word, safran. The word was borrowed from the Latin word safranum, which is thought to have originated from an Arabic word that means yellow. Continue reading [...]
Cowslip flowers and leaves are herbal and edible

Cowslip: The Underused Herbal and Edible Flowering Plant

European cowslip, common cowslip, cowslip, and botanically known as primula veris, is a flowering perennial native to the Northern Hemisphere. It thrives in hedgerows, meadows, and slopes. Continue reading [...]
Chenopodium ambrosioides, commonly known as Mexican tea

Mexican Tea for Upset Stomach

Dysphania ambrosioides, commonly known as Mexican tea, wormseed, Jesuit tea, and epazote, is an annual flowering plant that naturally occurs in the tropics and subtropics. Epazote features long and slender dark green leaves with jagged edges. It produces tiny green flowers that give way to thousands of small seeds. Continue reading [...]
Virginia spring beauty, also known as eastern spring beauty, can be used for food, medicine and barometer purposes

Virginia Spring Beauty: For Food, Medicine and Weather Purposes

Claytonia virginica, commonly known as Virginia spring beauty, fairy spud, eastern spring beauty, grass-flower, or just spring beauty, is a low-growing, pretty, perennial wildflower, and delicious vegetable. It is native to North America and thrives in sunny river banks, well-watered woodlands, and thickets. Continue reading [...]
Sacha inchi

Sacha Inchi, The Climbing Superfood

Sacha inchi, Inca nut or Inca peanut, and botanically known as plukenetia volubilis, is a woody, perennial climbing plant in the euphorbiaceae family. Though sacha inchi is known as Inca nut, it's not a nut per se but a seed. Continue reading [...]