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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) /ˈtɜrmərɪk/ is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.[2] It is native to tropical Tamilnadu, in southeast India, and needs temperatures between 20 °C and 30 °C (68 °F and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.[3] Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the following season. Botanical view of Curcuma longa. Turmeric field in an Indian village. India is a significant producer of turmeric[6] which has regional names based on language and country. As turmeric is a natural botanical product, it is not patentable.[7][8] History[edit] Also known as haldi, turmeric has been used in South India for thousands of years and is a major part of Siddha medicine.[9] It was first used as a dye and then later for its medicinal properties.[10] Etymology[edit] The name of the genus, Curcuma is from an Arabic name of both saffron and turmeric (see Crocus). Appearance[edit] Related:  Neo Botanica

Difference Between Saffron and Turmeric Saffron vs Turmeric Saffron and Turmeric are two medicinal herbs or spices of varied uses. They show differences between them in terms of their properties and nature. Saffron is believed to be accompanied by many medicinal properties. India is the world’s largest producer of turmeric. Turmeric grows in the wild forests of Asia and Southeast Asia. It is interesting to note that women of India use turmeric during bath. On the other hand, saffron is also used in the making of sweets. Saffron is grown more in a belt ranging from the Mediterranean in the west to Kashmir in the east. Turmeric is associated with a lot of medicinal benefits too. It is interesting to note that turmeric can be used in gardening too as a kind of protective agent against the invasion of different kinds of ants. Related posts:

Saffron The saffron crocus, unknown in the wild, probably descends from Crocus cartwrightianus, which originated in Crete; C. thomasii and C. pallasii are other possible precursors. The saffron crocus is a triploid that is "self-incompatible" and male sterile; it undergoes aberrant meiosis and is hence incapable of independent sexual reproduction—all propagation is by vegetative multiplication via manual "divide-and-set" of a starter clone or by interspecific hybridisation. If C. sativus is a mutant form of C. cartwrightianus, then it may have emerged via plant breeding, which would have selected for elongated stigmas, in late Bronze Age Crete. Etymology[edit] A degree of uncertainty surrounds the origin of the English word, "saffron" although it can be traced to have stemmed immediately from 12th-century Old French term safran, which comes from the Latin word safranum. Species[edit] Description[edit] C. sativus. Cultivation[edit] Saffron bulbs for vegetative reproduction Spice[edit] Chemistry[edit]

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in Nature Communications, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science agency CSIRO tested both lab-grown and wild eucalyptus trees for evidence of gold. Microscopic particles have been found before in leaf samples, and researchers have successfully grown plants that absorbed gold through their roots. But the researchers say these studies use gold concentrations higher than anything you'd find in the natural environment, and they rarely focus on the kind of plants that could actually be used to look for gold. Without evidence to the contrary, it wasn't possible to rule out theories that traces of gold were just deposited along with all the other dust that's swept onto eucalyptus leaves. The team looked for particles of gold growing directly in the leaves

The oldest spruce in Northern Europe is 532 years old It looks ordinary but this tree is the oldest of its kind in Northern Europe. It’s been right here for over 500 years. (Photo: Jørund Rolstad) The old Norway spruce was discovered in a nature reserve in Buskerud County − and is estimated to be 532 years old. So it started as a seedling in 1480 in the late Middle Ages. The tree is described in a new article published in Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, written by Norwegian and Italian researchers. Any Norway spruce that lives this long has had quite a fortuitous life. Somehow it avoided the latter although the woods in this region have indeed been logged for centuries. After hunting for years in the relatively few areas with patches of old-growth forest, the researchers reckoned that this exact tree is the oldest in Northern Europe. Slow growers “We’ve been working in the southern part of Trillemarka forest for years and in other areas too scouting for very old Norway spruce whenever possible. Only about 30 ancient spruces in Norway

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NYIS 50 Essential Wild Edible, Tea, and Medicinal Plants You Need to Know I’ve been often asked in reference to a survival or bug-out situation “which wild edible and medicinal plants should I study and know?”. Unfortunately there is no clearcut answer for this since it’s highly dependent upon where you live. But if I would boil it down to the top 50 essential wild edible, tea, and medicinal plants that occur in most areas of the northern hemisphere this would be the list: Note: I’ve added links to the plants which I’ve covered in detail on this site on how to identify, prepare, and use for food or medicine. 50 Essential Wild-Edible, Tea, and Medicinal Plants Most Common Places to Find these Plants ChicoryCurly DockDaylilyElderberryFireweedJapanese KnotweedMeadowsweetMilkweedMulleinQueen Anne’s LaceYarrow Balsam FirBlue AsterBracken FernOak (acorns)PineWhite BirchWood Sorrel Arrowhead/WapatoBullrushesBur-ReedCattailFalse Solomn’s SealWeeping WillowWild Rice FIELDS, LAWNS and GARDENS Some Helpful Hints on Identifying and Getting Started

Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants of Temperate North America and the UK Now FREE!! Image page of the Rose profile. The Mobile Foraging Companion is a feature-laden, cross-platform guide for common wild and naturalised edible plants of temperate North America, and Britain and Northern Europe (there is a guide for each of those two areas, to suit your needs). Whether you forage on a leisurely weekend walk, want to know about that weed in the garden, or want to prepare for a potential survival situation, this guide is one of the handiest reference guides on foraging. This unique guide packs a lot of information into a small space: What is the difference between the N. There isn't a lot of difference, as most of the plants included grow throughout most of the temperate northern hemisphere. Common names of plants vary, so each guide is written with the appropriate names for those countries. What format is the guide? It is cross-platform. Web-technology is very flexible. There is a small price to pay for this flexibility. See what the guide is like Advertising Download

Guide to Edible Wild Plants in North America | HowToTo.com If you are reading this there is a good chance you already know some edible wild plants. There are a surprising number of North American plants that can be used for food. As you will quickly learn some plant are extremely dangerous and should be avoided. Other plants have many medicinal and nutritional values. Tips Don’t eat too much of a new food at one time. Red CloverTrifolium pratense All clovers are edible and are high in Vitamins and some parts of the plant are high in protein. Oak AcornsQuercus Acorns are rich in carbohydrates, protein, and fats but contain tannic acid which can make you sick. CattailTypha latifolia This plant is easily identifiable and can be eaten year round. Wild Prickly LettuceLactuca Serriola L. This plant is closely related to the dandelion. Distribution Alpine SweetvetchHedysarum alpinum L. Grizzly bears dig up the roots of the Alpine Sweetvetch and eat them in quantities. WARNING – Most Vetch type plants are poisonous. Flowers Distribution of Alpine Sweetvetch

Wildcrafting.net: Foraging Database, Edible & Medicinal Plants Traditional Plant Foods Of Canadian Indigenous Peoples, Nutrition, Botany & Uses Almost all major groups of wild plants in Canada have edible members that are reported to have been used by Indigenous People. Exceptions are the Bryophytes (Mosses and Liverworts), which were not eaten—as far as can be determined in the literature. Any literature reports of "moss" being eaten seem actually to refer to lichen species. Slime molds, too, have no evidence of having been used as food. For major edible species, a brief description of botanical characteristics and occurrence is provided, as well as an outline of harvesting, preparation, and usage. A summary of the language groups of Indigenous Peoples of the provinces and territories of Canada is provided in Appendix 1. Furthermore, although information pertaining to plant foods of a particular indigenous group is often presented as applying to the entire group, the reader should keep in mind that in many cases, it comes from interviews with a limited number of people within that group, and may not be universal. Figure 7.

Wild Food School - Foraging Data Sheets Edible Weed Datasheets - FREE Foraging for edible weeds is, for some folks, a way of life and a fun challenge. Knowing exactly which edible weed is the correct one to pick can be a bit tricky until you become familiar with the plants throughout their life-cycle. Below are a number of short foraging datasheets specific to particular species of edible weed in PDF format. Click on any of the filenames below to download the file: CHICKWEED.pdf [approx. 207k]DANDELION.pdf [approx. 231k]HOPS.pdf [approx. 126k]NETTLE.pdf [approx. 186k]PLANTAIN.pdf [approx. 186k]SOW-THISTLE.pdf [approx. 120k] See also the range of Wild Food WISDOM Cooking with Weeds eBooks at wildfoodwisdom.co.uk Wild Food School Homepage

Foraging Guidelines | Wild Edible Foraging for wild food is a great way to experience the natural world and connect with something ancient and primal within ourselves. And in many ways, it can be a more healthy alternative to the assembly line foods we find at the grocery store. Not only is wild food much richer in essential vitamins and minerals, but foraging also provides much needed exercise. It's a combination of hiking and gardening. Before diving into the salad bowl that surrounds us, it's a good idea to be aware of some basic guidelines that will ensure that foraging remains safe and sustainable. Proper Identification Before eating any wild plant, make 100% sure it's not poisonous. Learn the few dangerous species in your area before venturing into the wild to forage. Don't rely on common names. Find a mentor. Use all of your senses. Learn habitat. Learn companion plants. Learn to follow wild edible plants through all seasons. Learn which parts of a wild edible plant are safe to use. Conservation Don't over harvest.

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