Psyllium plant scientifically known as Plantago ovata has gained high importance as a traditional medicine in the world due to its medicinal properties. Locally it is known as isabgol or isabhghula and is now cultivated on huge scale in India.
Amaranth is a species belonging to the genus Amaranthu. It has been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not in the same botanical family as cereals such as wheat and rice.
Turmeric is a sacred spice from India. It is nicknamed as “Indian solid Gold” or “Indian Saffron” owing to its golden Yellow color. Turmeric’s Botanical name is “Curcuma longa” which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It has a profound use as a flavouring & dyeing agent. The extract is used in pharmaceutical industries and Ayurvedic […]
Black cumin seed also known as Kalonji, black caraway, black seeds and black onion seeds. It is native to south‐eastern Asia and North America. Black seed come from Nigella sativa, a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Middle‐east. The black cumin seed oil has […]
Humans have been consuming Lentils for thousands of years. Lentils were considered as a poor man’s food due to their inexpensive nature. Lentils may be cheap but their nutritious value is huge and is the most flavorful among all the legumes. Lentils, botanically-known as Lens culinaris esculenta, grow in pods that contain either one or […]
In the family of Brassicaceae, mustard is a plant species in the genera Brassica and Sinapis. Mustard plant seeds are widely used as a traditional pungent spice. It is also used as a source of edible oil and protein and even as a medicine .There are three varieties of mustard. One of them is yellow […]
The term Chick peas is derived from the French word ‘chiche’ and Latin word ‘cicer’. During 1500 the chickpeas were called as Chiche. The botanical name of Chick peas is ‘Cicer arietinum’. There are mainly 2 types Chickpeas Kabuli Chick peas and Desi chick peas. Kabuli chick peas are generally larger and tan yellow in […]
In the past few years, there has been a steady rise in demand for organic products as it is best suited for health and the environment. With the rise in demand for organic products, many brands have been taking notes from Ayurveda to come up with 100% organic foods. This growing trend of organic products […]
Flax seed (Linseed) has a very long and diversified history. It is one of those crops having various benefits in different industries. It is an unknown fact that wild flax was used as a textile in earlier days. The evidence of which can be seen in Dzudzuana Caves Republic of Georgia and are dated to […]
The Plantago ovate commonly named as Isabgol/Psyllium in India. The Isap and Ghol mean ear of the horse, which show the shape of the seeds. As this tiny pale brown colour seed are very popular across all countries today & which has almost 200 species. The origination from the Mediterranean region and West Asia extending […]