Tag Archives: Aromatic

What Are The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Oil?

Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice. Many parts of the clary sage plant can be used, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. In alternative health practices, clary sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy. In this article, we take a look

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil

It’s hard to mistake the familiar aroma of Sweet Orange essential oil! I find myself smiling every time I breathe it in. Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) has such a bright, fresh scent that reminds me of warm summer days, feeling happy and healthy and the sense that anything is possible. In this Spotlight, I’ll share some of the many ways you

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Plants in Peril: Climate Crisis Threatens Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

HerbalGram issue 81, published in 2009, featured an extensive article by then-Managing Editor Courtney Cavaliere about the effects of climate change on medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs).1 In the decade since then, the situation has intensified, and new insights have emerged. In the face of climate change, plants, including MAPs, may move, adapt, or go extinct. Indeed, large-scale changes in plant distributions,

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HerbalGram Special Sustainability and Conservation Issue Highlights Threat of Climate Crisis on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

AUSTIN, Texas (November 25, 2019) — Rapidly warming temperatures, fluctuating precipitation patterns, and changing landscapes are having measurable negative effects on global flora, including medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). These impacts are described in the extensive cover article of issue 124 of HerbalGram, the quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal of the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC). This latest issue focuses on conservation and sustainability

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Anise {Pimpinella anisum}

Also, Known As: Anise Aniseed Anise Plant Common Anise Hua-hsian Sweet Cumin In the ancient Chinese as well as the traditional Indian or Ayurvedic system of medicine, the herbal remedy anise has assumed a very popular stature and its utilization in various herbal medications is seen in both systems for many centuries now. The most commonly known type of anise

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Cumin

Cumin {Cuminum cyminum} Also, Commonly Known As: Cumin The common culinary herb called the cumin is an annual herbaceous plant with a small and slender, branched stem. Even when fully mature, the cumin plant very rarely grows above a foot in height and is characterized by a somewhat angular facade. The plant bears deep green leaves which are divided into

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Dill

Dill Anethum graveolens syn. Peucedanum graveolens Also, Known As: American Dill Common Dill Danish Dill Dill Dillseed Dilly Dillweed European Dill Garden Dill The familiar culinary plant known as the dill is an annual aromatic herb, which is about thirty inches tall – seventy-five centimeters in height. The herb bears feathery leaves on an erect stem that is hollow inside.

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Chervil

Chervil Anthriscus cere folium Also, Known As: Chervil Beaked Parsley French Parsley Garden Chervil Gourmet Parsley Salad Chervil Chervil (botanical name Anthriscus cere folium) is an elegant annual herb that grows up to a height of anything between 30 cm and 45 cm (about 12 inches and 18 inches). This plant is indigenous to the southern regions of Russia, the

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Savory

Savory Satureja hortensis / Satureja montana Also, Known As: Mountain Savory Savory Summer Savory Winter Savory Ancient herbal texts frequently mention about two types of savories – summer savory comprising the dense parts of the herb Satureja hortensis L., and the winter savory, which is acquired from the herb Satureja Montana L. While the summer savory is an annual plant,

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Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Fennel

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Also, Known As: Common Fennel Fennel Hsiao-hui-hsiang Large Fennel Roman Fennel Shatapushpa Shih-lo Sweet Fennel Tzu-mo-lo Wild Fennel Xiao-hue-Xiang The well known aromatic culinary herb called the fennel was extensively used as a herbal remedy to aid digestion in the ancient eras; it is a very pretty and feathery looking fragrant herb. Digestion and absorption of food

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