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Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk) Sch. Bip Common names: Lavender cotton (English); Garda-robe, aurone gemelle, santoline (French); 

 

Stories about the medicinal herbs of Sinai and Bedouin medicine

The Bedouin are wary of this plant but will smoke it with tobacco if they need to relieve the symptoms of asthma. Clever grazing animals eat it early in the season but avoid it later.
Sakaran is a toxic plant belonging to the Solanaceae, a family in which has inoffensive food plants such as ...

Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. We’re now starting to see a scientific basis for why people have been using spices medicinally for thousands of years ...

 

What is Cumin?

Cumin, or “Kamuun” in Arabic, is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. It is one of the most famous and indigenous herbs to Upper Egypt since long ago. The best is the black cumin seed, grown in Egypt under ...

 

Some Commonly-used Egyptian Spices (and what to do with them)

coriander leaves, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, have a bright, almost citrus-like flavor. In Egypt, it is called “kosbara” and can be found ...

 

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