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Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamon

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
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 herbEdibleFlood tolerant

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. According to the recent studies, Cinnamon may prevent or at least delay a type of diabetes that develops with age, say researchers in the US.

Clinical trials of a cinnamon extract are due to begin within a year, but nutritionist Richard Anderson says patients with type II or non-insulin-dependent diabetes could benefit now by adding the spice to their food or drink. "We recommend people take a quarter to a full teaspoon a day of cinnamon, perhaps in orange juice, coffee or on oatmeal," he says.

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Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus

Cistus salviifolius

Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus
Family: Cistaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white 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 herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sageleaf Rockrose is a low, very erect shrub about two to three feet in height.

It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

The dried leaves are used as an adulterant for marjoram.



Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus
Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus
Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus
Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose, Salvia Cistus


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Citrus bergamia, Bergamot orange

Citrus bergamia

Bergamot orange
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white 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 herbEdible

Small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery. Orange Bergamot has antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, relaxant, sedative, and uplifting properties. It also balances body systems.





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Citrus hystrix, Indonesian lime, Wild lime, Kaffir Lime

Citrus hystrix

Indonesian lime, Wild lime, Kaffir Lime
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white 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 herbEdible

The kaffir lime leaves are a very popular spice in Thailand; their characteristic flavour appears in soups, stir-fries or curres. The juice of the fruit is antiscurvy, expectorant. External use as antidandruff. Fruit peel - relief of stomach pain, carminative.





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Clausena excavata, Pink Lime Berry

Clausena excavata

Pink Lime Berry
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical 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

A rare, unique, relatively cold hardy tropical fruit tree native to India and Southeast Asia. The translucent lipstick pink fruit has a soft texture and the taste of grapes, accompanied with a peculiar unique flavor. It is is sweet and citrusy with notes of fennel, coriander, licorice, and coffee. The show stopping color of the berries makes it an excellent garnish. The tree also has edible leaves. The leaflets have a characteristic, curry-like smell when crushed.

Pink Wampee grows excellently in subtropical and tropical climates but is also cold hardy into the mid or even lower 20's. Medicinally, in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Pink Wampee is cultivated for the use of it's bark, branches, and roots as a potherb for variety of ailments.

Clausena excavata is also grown as an ornamental due to its pretty leaves.



Clausena excavata, Pink Lime Berry
Clausena excavata, Pink Lime Berry
Clausena excavata, Pink Lime Berry
Clausena excavata, Pink Lime Berry


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