The “allspice” plant, fascinatingly, derives its name from the English, who thought it combined the flavour of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves.
What’s most fascinating about this plant is that it seems to possess a combination of the flavor of all spices! Interestingly, however, it has a flavor that is unique to itself. This remarkable plant is known by different names such as Jamaica Pepper, Kurundu, Myrtle Pepper, Pimenta, and Newspice...
It is a small tree, growing 4–6 m (13–20 feet) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm (16 in) diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2–4 cm (0.79–1.57 in) long and 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) broad. They are highly aromatic.The flowers are small, white, and fragrant. The small black shiny berries are edible.
The leaves are highly valued as seasoning in southern and west-coast Indian cooking, and Sri Lankan cooking, especially ..
The Betel (Piper betle) is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or paan, always with tobacco, in an addictive psycho-stimulating and euphoria-inducing formulation with adverse health effects.
The betel plant is an evergreen and perennial creeper, with glossy ..
Nagkesar is a small to medium-size evergreen tree.Tree grows up to 13 m tall, often buttressed at the base with a trunk up to 90 cm in diameter. It has simple, narrow, oblong, dark green leaves of 7–15 cm long, with a whitish underside. The emerging young leaves are red to yellowish pink and drooping. The wood is very hard, heavy & strong.The weight of the wood is about 72 lbs per cubic foot & density is 1.12ton/m3. The root of the tree is used as an antidote for snake poison...
Botanical name: Origanum Plant type: Herb Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Loamy
Introduction Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its taste is zesty and strong and is commonly used in Italian dishes. Oregano is a hardy plant and makes a good ground cover.
PlantingOregano loves the sun; ensure your placement has full, strong sun for strong flavor; some folks plant later in the season for assured warm weather.
The Ajwain PlantHaving a herb garden is another way of bringing nature in your home. This does not requrie much care or cost. Even a window sill is sufficient to grow few herbs and this also helps to solve simple health problems. Growing of ajwain plant is very easy and it has multiple uses. The leaves are very beautiful and attractive in rounded shapes. They grown in bunches and clusters and look similar to money, hence the benefit of rounded leaves of money luck in feng shui. It can be gro..
Pandanus Amaryllifolius Plant
Pandan plant (Pandanus amaryllifolius) is a medicinal as well as aromatic plant. This upright green plant has narrow blade shaped leaves and woody aerial roots.
Pandanus amaryllifolius is a tropical plant in the Pandanus genus, which is commonly known as pandan and is used widely in South Asian and Southeast Asian cooking as a flavoring...
Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum Plant type: Herb Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Soil type: Loamy
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill. This herb is used in soups, sauces, and salads, and it lessens the need for salt in soups. Not only is it the perfect garnish, but also it is healthy; it's rich in iron and vitamins A and C.
Planting For a head start, plant seeds in individual pots indoors 10 to 12 weeks before..
Peper Mint Plant
Type: Perennial in zones 3 to 11 Planting time: After last frost in spring or in fall (up to 2 to 3 weeks before first frost in cold zones) Features: Green leaves with strong menthol flavor Light: Full sun to part shade Soil: Fertile, moist Spacing: 18 to 24 inches Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall Garden use: Herb gardens, beside water gardens, in low, wet spots, or in containers Culinary use: Use leaves fresh, dried, or frozen in water
Many herbs are easy to grow, and this is..
Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper (pipli), is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Long pepper has a taste similar to, but hotter than, that of its close relative Piper nigrum – from which black, green and white pepper are obtained.
The fruit of the pepper consists of many minuscule fruits – each about the size of a poppy seed – embedded in the surface of a f..
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin for "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), or "dew of the sea". The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word, meaning "flower". Rosemary has a fibr..
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis Plant type: Herb USDA Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Sandy, Loamy
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Its flower colors vary; they can be purple, pink, blue, or white. Common sage is used most commonly for cooking; it's a classic in stuffing. Common sage is attractive; however, there are several cultivars that are even more ornamental because of their leaf color. Purple sage, golden sage, and..