From its botanical name "Diospyros kaki", it can be recognized by its great similarity to the tomato. Its skin is smooth and orange to red in color depending on the variety and the degree of maturity. A tree of the Ebénaceae family and native to China, persimmon is still called persimmon. Of the same name, its fuit is also called “figue caque”, “plaquemine” or “persimon”.
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Native to Asia, Astragalus is a plant that grows in northern China, in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, but also in pine forests, estuaries and the shores of the Asian continent. From "Huang qi" in China, "Ogi" in Japan and "Hwanggi" in Korea, the parts used in astragalus are the roots picked in spring from a plant four to seven years old and then dried before being exploited .
A source of almost permanent discomfort, hemorrhoids are a dilation of the veins in the anal area (rectum and anus), as well as the surrounding tissue.Phenomenon comparable to varicose veins that can appear in the legs, these constantly dilated veins swell often when the subject has a bowel movement.
Also known as "achromia" or "leukoderma", this chronic disease commonly known as "vitiligo" is characterized by variable depigmentation of the epidermis. Usually localized in the hands, feet, genitals or sometimes on the face, it can occur in children or adults (before 30 years).
Like aloe vera or shea before it, neem oil has come a long way to find a place in our cosmetics. Capable of living for 200 years, neem produces up to 30 kg of seeds. From these, we cold extract an oil with a powerful scent used in Ayurvedic medicine. An oil with multiple uses The traditional use of neem, or neem, may surprise.
The laurel-sauce or noble laurel (Laurus nobilis) is a shrub very present in Mediterranean regions and which can easily reach 10 m in height. Symbol of victory and peace, the laurel evokes strength and success; it is renowned for its benefits and virtues on health.Gardening: cultivating the bay leaf well The bay leaf and its health benefits Promotes digestion and reduces gas; calms urinary and dental infections; offers antiseptic and bactericidal properties; soothes pain related to tonsillitis; participates in the treatment of flu-like conditions (cough, bronchitis, blocked sinuses, etc.
A virtuous plant native to Peru, Bolivia and Colombia, the cockroach grows not far from homes, in gardens and even in altitudes up to 3200 meters, where it multiplies easily. It also grows in rich soils and abounds in southern and western Quebec. Known as two distinct species (Physalis alkekengi and Physalis heterophylla), this plant is found in temperate, subtropical and tropical regions, and has various medicinal and gastronomic properties.
The season for fresh white onions is April through July. Soft and crunchy, it spices up your salads and salad-based recipes. Its nutritional virtues are numerous: rich in phosphorus, calcium and selenium, vitamin C, anti cancer, hypoglycaemic, anti thrombosis, protector for the arteries ... To read also: Growing well onion An onion, but sweet and fresh!
Commonly known as cinnamon or “real cinnamon”, Ceylon cinnamon is the inner bark of a tree of the Lauraceae family, the Ceylon cinnamon, which comes from the island of Ceylon. Discovered more than 4,500 years ago , it is among the best-selling spices in the world and basically cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, China and Madagascar for its essential oil.
Breathing is a vital process for living beings, and in particular for humans. By breathing, a whole set of physical and biochemical mechanisms are activated in the human organism through gas exchanges, essential to life. Thus, swallowing 2 to 4 liters of air per day is quite normal.
The prickly pear or opuntia ficus-indica is a cactus 2 to 5 m high with thorny and flat segments, racket-shaped. The prickly pear belongs to the Cactaceae family, it is native to Mexico and naturalized in the Mediterranean .The prickly pear for the record ... It was in the 16th century that the Spaniards introduced the prickly pear in the Mediterranean basin.
Cardamom, also known as green cardamom or aromatic cardamom, is a rhizomatous herbaceous plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family.The plant provides a spice that has the same name, being in the same family as ginger and turmeric. the Malabar coast, in India, this plant is very commonly used in Indian and Asian gastronomy as well as, more surprisingly, in Scandinavian gastronomy.
The banana (Musa Spienta) belongs to the Musaceae family. Native to South East Asia, the banana is present all year round. The banana tree is a herbaceous plant and not a tree, reaching 9 to 12m in height. Bananas grow in sunny regions, particularly in Guadeloupe, Martinique and the Canary Islands.
Rutabaga or Brassica napobrassica belongs to the Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae) family, like cauliflower, radish and other cabbages. When its flesh is white this vegetable is also called kohlrabi. Its plant likes cold and humid climates and can reach 30 to 40 cm. We can thus enjoy this vegetable, healthy for our health, during autumn and winter.
Hormonal disease, acne is a classic skin problem but very common among adolescents.If this generally mild dermatosis is a nightmare especially for adolescents (80 to 90 of them), it turns out that males are more affected than females. On a daily basis, persistent acne which is sometimes painful and purulent becomes a real torment, even a dread for the subject.
Oregano or (Origanum vulgare), very close to marjoram, is an aromatic plant native to the Mediterranean basin and Western Asia.Its use as a medicinal plant dates back to ancient Greece, where it was prescribed against gastric disorders , stimulating lazy stomachs and fighting constipation.
The lentil, an essential food. Lentils have been cultivated since ancient times for their seeds, which are very rich in nutrients and particularly in proteins.Read also: Growing lentils wellRecipes with lentilsProperties, benefits and virtues of lentilsYou used it for your salads this summer, the lens will still accompany your meals this fall and during the winter.
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa), a small salad with tender, serrated or curly leaves, green or red, is undoubtedly the most famous vegetable in our gardens. Originally from Europe and Asia, it is born from wild lettuce that 'are commonly found along roadsides in temperate regions.
Garlic or allium sativum is a perennial plant with a bulb 30 to 40 cm high whose nutritional properties, benefits and virtues are appreciated. It is eaten both raw and cooked, in whole or chopped pod and it has the peculiarity of keeping for a long time Vegetable garden: planting, growing and harvesting garlic Cuisine: recipes with garlic Garlic: for the record Originating from Central Asia, garlic is undoubtedly one of the oldest condiments that we know.
Emblematic tree of the regions of Souss and Tindouf (southwest of Morocco and Algeria), the argan tree has always aroused the interest of botanists. Belonging to the Sapotaceae family, the argan tree whose fruit is called "argan" develops in regions with variable rainfall. From temperate to sub-humid zones to cool semi-arid ones, argan does not require much water, withstands high temperatures (50 ° C) and easily adapts to all types of soils, except those with sands. mobile.
A plant that has its origins in Asia Minor, the partner is a perennial herb that can grow up to 70 cm in height. Today, the partner grows in temperate regions of North America, Europe and America. In France, it is found on wasteland, roadsides, rock gardens or cultivated land.