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Carthamus tinctorius, Safflower, Carthamine, Sallflower, Beni, Chimichanga

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 Carthamus tinctorius
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Safflower, Carthamine, Sallflower, Beni, Chimichanga
Origin: India to China
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Safflower is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds. Plants are 12 to 59 in tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments.

Safflower is one of humanity's oldest crops. Chemical analysis of ancient Egyptian textiles dated to the Twelfth Dynasty identified dyes made from safflower, and garlands made from safflowers were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Safflower was also known as carthamine in the nineteenth century.

It is a minor crop today, with about 600,000 tons being produced commercially in more than sixty countries worldwide. India, United States, and Mexico are the leading producers, with Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, China, the Arab World, Argentina, Tanzania (Kibaigwa, Kongwa District) and Australia accounting for most of the remainder.

Traditionally, the crop was grown for its seeds, and used for coloring and flavoring foods, in medicines, and making red (carthamin) and yellow dyes, especially before cheaper aniline dyes became available. For the last fifty years or so, the plant has been cultivated mainly for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds.

Safflower seed oil is flavorless and colorless, and nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. It is used mainly in cosmetics and as a cooking oil, in salad dressing, and for the production of margarine. It may also be taken as a nutritional supplement.

In dietary use, high-linoleic safflower oil has also been shown to increase adiponectin, a protein that helps regulate blood glucose levels and fatty-acid breakdown.

In culinary use, safflower oil compares favorably with other vegetable oils with its high smoke point.

Ancient Egyptians found the flower pleasing to the eye and included it in garlands placed on mummies. Dried safflower flowers are used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain, increase circulation, and reduce bruising.


  


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Chloranthus erectus, Chloranthus officinalis, Chloranthus

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Family: Chloranthaceae
Chloranthus
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herb

Chloranthus erectus is a glabrous, aromatic, slightly woody herb or small shrub growing up to 3 metres tall. The leaves are elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate with narrowed tip.The inflorescence is in the form of spikes 4-5 in numbers and measures 4 cm long. The flowers are small and white with 3 stamens.

All parts of the plant can be used to make a tea.


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Cinnamomum aromaticum, Cinnamomum cassia, Cassia cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon

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Family: Lauraceae
Cassia cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon
Origin: Sri Lanka, Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This variety of cinnamon has large 10"-12" long leaves which are highly aromatic as much as bark that is used for commercial cinnamon. Cinnamon is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dark, leathery, aromatic, veined leaves, numerous inconspicuous yellow flowers and blackish berries. In cultivation young trees are cut back twice a year and sucker shoots develop from the roots. These long slender shoots furnish the bark that is the commercial product. Leaves are used as tea. Cinnamon is a very popular culinary spice and is also used in candy, gum, incense, toothpaste and perfumes. The oil is used in medicine as a carminative, antiseptic and astringent and source of cinnamon extract.

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 Cinnamomum aromaticum, Cinnamomum cassia, Cassia cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon

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Cinnamomum aromaticum, Cinnamomum cassia, Cassia cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon

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Cassia cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon. This variety of cinnamon has elongated leaves which are highly aromatic as much as bark that is used for commercial cinnamon. Leaves are used as tea. Cinnamon is a very popular culinary spice and is also used in candy, gum, incense, toothpaste and perfumes. The oil is used in medicine as a carminative, antiseptic and astringent and source of cinnamon extract. Cold hardy plant to upper 20's F.
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Cinnamomum kotoense, Canela, Cinnamon Plant

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Family: Lauraceae
Canela, Cinnamon Plant
Origin: Taiwan, Province of China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A beautiful small tree restricted to a few small subpopulations on Lanyu Island. Endangered species. This species is mostly used for ornamental purposes, although it is closely related to Cinnamon spice plants (C. zeylanicum, C. cassia). It makes a great container plant and indoor collectible, tolerates filtered light, grows even more beautiful leaves in shade.


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Cinnamomum kotoense - Canela, Indoor Cinnamon

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Canela, Cinnamon Plant. Origin: Taiwan, Province of China. A beautiful small tree restricted to a few small subpopulations on Lanyu Island. Endangered species. This species is mostly used for ornamental purposes, although it is closely related to Cinnamon spice plants (C. zeylanicum, C. cassia). It makes a great container plant and indoor collectible, tolerates filtered light, grows even more beautiful leaves in shade.
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Cinnamomum sintok, Sintok

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Family: Lauraceae
Sintok
Origin: Java, Sumatra
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herb
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