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The Magic of Aloe Vera

The Magic of Aloe Vera – Health Learning Series

Table of Contents
Knowing more about Aloe Vera
Grow Aloe Vera in your garden
How to use the Aloe Vera leaf?
Aloe Vera In Ancient Medicine
Diabetes
Arthritis
Liver Tonic
Sprain remedy
Aloe Vera in Cooking
Traditional Pickle
Traditional Aloe Vera Curry
Aloe Vera as A Beauty Product
alphahydroxy acids
facial mask
How to make Rose water
Exfoliating Aloe Vera Facial Scrub
Herbal Shampoo with Aloe Vera
Face wash powder
PH balanced skin toner
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Knowing more about Aloe Vera

As a child, growing up in wild woody jungles and in mountain regions, where one had to continuously fight against the encroachment of the wild woods trying to take over one’s gardens, I noticed that some plants grew only in our gardens, while others grew only in the woods.
One such garden plant was the Aloe Vera, which was a must on every gardener’s gardening list. It was always grown in a sunny area, outside the kitchen, and watered once every four or five days, or when one remembered to water it. This green plant was not very attractive to someone who liked flowers around them in their strictly regimented and well disciplined borders and beds. But it was extremely attractive to all those who wanted to know all about the medicinal qualities of this bitter tasting mucilaginous succulent. Also, it did not need lots of fussing to grow. Once it was planted, it flourished as an everlasting perennial
Aloe Vera has been used for millenniums in ancient medicine recipes and remedies, down the ages and in different ancient civilizations. There was a time when it was supposed to grow over large areas in the wild in North Africa, Morocco and other regions around the Sahara desert region, which was once covered with green forests. But as the now desert area began to dry, this plant started dying out in the wild.
Every ancient civilization’s medical teachers would tell their students, “Do not underestimate the power of the humble Aloe Vera, my son, because this plant under your kitchen window is going to keep you and your family healthy. Your children shall never suffer from any grave disease internally or externally, your wife shall remain everlastingly beautiful and you shall live a happy and prosperous life, as long as you know all about the benefits of this magical plant.” No wonder, it was considered to be a wonder plant by ancient herbalists and medicine men.
Women knew all about its skin rejuvenating quantities millenniums ago, and I am sure that any ancient Egyptian queen would have told her tire woman – are you making up a skin beautifying remedy for me, with asses milk and spices and attar of roses? Add some Aloe Vera to it so that I may look like a goddess for mankind to worship.” Cleopatra did that and so did Nefertiti.

This book is going to tell you all about the magic of aloe Vera, its beneficial health and beauty properties, the use of Aloe Vera in ancient medicine, and also how you can use it in cooking. Read more…

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The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

Table of Contents
Introduction-Knowing More about Carrots
How to Grow Carrots
Mulching
Traditional Compost Making
Carrot harvest
Carrots to Heal Digestive problems
Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Camphor Cure
Constipation
Flatulence
Amoebic Dysentery/Diarrhea
Salty buttermilk
Digestive Cramps
Traditional Mung Dal Khichri
Increase of Spleen
Carrot Pickles
Gallbladder Problems
Sal Ammoniac Remedy
Jaundice
Sugarcane Juice Remedy
Watermelon remedy
Tomato Juice Remedy
Carrots in Traditional Cuisine
Carrots Sherbet
Traditional Carrot Halva
Carrots Chutney /Preserve
Fresh Carrots Chutney
Coconut Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Basil and Carrots Moroccan Carrot Salad
Refreshing Traditional Black Carrot Juice – Kanjee Carrot and Orange Marmalade
Traditional Carrot Cake
Traditional Carrot Soup
Creamed Carrots
Carrots Glazed in Butter
Conclusion
Appendix
Rose Water
Desi Ghee-Traditional Clarified Butter
How to Make Coconut Cream And Coconut Milk
Useful URLs
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Carrots
If some wise man had not discovered carrots, more than 3000 BC, you would not see that wascally wabbit otherwise known as Bugs Bunny, chewing on a carrot today. The combination of rabbits and carrots is about as taken for granted as is ham and eggs, and salt and pepper.
Carrots were grown in China and in Afghanistan more than 1100 years ago. China is of course the largest grower and exporter of carrots in the world today. The different varieties are yellow, purple, white and red, even though we are so used to seeing orange carrots peeping out of the mouth of Bugs as Doc stalks him .

If the carrot was white or yellowish in color, we would think he was munching a horseradish…
Carrots belong to the same family, as other herbs like Parsley, cumin, dill and fennel. In fact, in most countries, the carrot greens are not discarded, but they are dried and used as herbs in cooking. So the next time you decide to harvest carrots, you do not throw away the tops. Instead, dry them, and try them out as dried herbs sprinkled on your soups.
77% of the carrot taproot is made up of Beta carotene. Apart from that, It Is Rich in Vitamin A.
Are carrots really good for eyesight? When I heard a friend talking to her child to eat more carrots, because that would improve his eyesight, I thought that was a really good psychological ploy to get him to eat vegetables. This has a basis on a historical fact, where the British use this psychological ploy as propaganda. Carrots were not rationed during the second world war. British technology had discovered nighttime radar, which allowed the RAF pilots to see enemy planes in the dark. So, they could attack the enemy planes.
The British propaganda machine made up a story, that it was the increased use of carrots in the pilots’ diet, which improved their vision, including night vision. This was accepted by the Germans, who already had some ancient traditional beliefs, saying that carrots improved eyesight. And so we children, including Dennis the Menace have to eat carrots whether we like them or not since that is what parents believe. Read more…

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The Magic of Dry Fruit and Spices With Healthy Remedies and Tasty Recipes

The Magic of Dry Fruit and Spices With Healthy Remedies and Tasty Recipes

Table of Contents
Introduction
Dates
The Hot and Cold Nature of a Date
Weight Gain through Dates
Date Seeds to Heal Wounds
Suffering from Asthma?
Multifarious Winter Ailments Cure
Cashew Nuts
Memory Enhancer
Digestive Problems
Cashew ice cream
How To Make Coconut Cream And Coconut Milk
How to Make traditional “Khoya”
Cumin Seeds
Cumin- water
Suffering from Hemorrhoids?
Suffering from Mild Fever?
Suffering from Infected Skin Ailments – Including Acne?
High Blood Pressure Remedy
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Being an avid botanist and herbal knowledge seeker since childhood, and later with a Degree in Natural Sciences, – Botany And Zoology foremost-I was happy to find that most of the plants, which I knew growing in my different gardens or in the woods just outside the boundary wires of our houses, nearly every plant had some medical, culinary or beauty use, coming down from the ages.
The first medicinal compendium in the East was written more than 5000 years ago in India and before that, in China. In the West, also Western Wise men , especially in Greece, more than 3000 years ago began noting down the knowledge of the nature of plants and they are medicinal value and remedies, taught to them by their teachers and masters.
One blesses the time, dedication, energy and effort taken in writing down all this knowledge, because in prehistoric times, all this knowledge was passed down through word of mouth. And most of it got lost because nobody had any visible and readable records of that knowledge. But the moment human beings got to know about writing materials like clay tablets, wax tablets, dried palm leaves and papyri as well as paper in China, this knowledge was preserved for the generations to come.
We just needed to interpret it, and use it in the best way of which we knew. Most of this knowledge, when read from a scientific viewpoint is scoffed as quack remedies and sheer silly ignorance. I remember one of my acquaintances scoffing about an ancient Egyptian remedy, in which Egyptian grandmothers used to apply a paste of moldy bread, to a wound in order to cure it. That was done 4000 years ago. My sophisticated 21st-century totally scientifically minded friend shuddered at this idea full of ignorance, but what could you expect from such barbarians.
When I told her that this remedy had passed down through the ages and was still in use, to cure infections. In 16th century Russia, every house had a moldy bread culture. Any bread, catching a mold would be put in a glass utensil, in which there was a little bit of water and some more moldy bread. And this culture was allowed to flourish. Anybody suffering from any cuts and wounds were immediately bandaged after the wound was washed, and treated to a moldy bread paste. When I told her that that same moldy bread was the basis of penicillin and other powerful antibiotics, discovered by Alexander Fleming in the 20th century, she blinked. These are the penicillins and sulfa drugs, which are being used by modern-day doctors.
In the same way, she was equally surprised to know that the Gauls used to go to war, with huge quantities of fresh moss. The moment they suffered from wounds while fighting those Romans, those Vikings, those Juts, Firbolgs and perhaps even those Picts, -but not the Tuatha Danaan-they immediately scooped up a handful of moss, squeezed it, tied it on to the wound, bandaged it with a piece of any cloth or rope to keep it in place and continued fighting on. Read more…

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The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty

The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Gooseberries
Gooseberry Varieties
Planting a Single Shoot Gooseberry Tree
Gooseberry Diseases
Gooseberry Cuttings
Gooseberry Harvesting
Gooseberries for Health
Magic Chyavanprash
Chyavanprash Recipe:
Gulqand – Rose Jam – Recipe:
The Natural Cure For Sugar Diabetes
Gooseberry for Increasing Brainpower
Preventing Excessive Thirst and Prickly Heat
Getting Rid of Cough
Hoarse Throat
Curing Migraine
How Useful Is Gooseberry with Honey
Try This Tip
Preventing Vitamin C Deficiency
Liver Problems
Curing Jaundice
Gooseberries for Beauty
Suffering from Skin Ailments?
Making a Gooseberry Skincare Cream
Hair Loss Recipe
Natural Conditioners for the Hair:
Traditional Natural Shampoo
Best Natural Rinse after a Shampoo
How to make Rose water (Gulab Jal)
Natural Hair Dye
My Own Shampoo
Hair Darkener
How to Make Gooseberry Hair Oil
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Pyorreah
Shaking teeth
Gooseberries in Traditional Cooking
Gooseberry Chutney
Traditional Gooseberry jam
Traditional Gooseberry pickles
The Difference between Chutneys and Pickles
Conclusion
How to dry gooseberries?
Desi ghee
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Introduction
Playing gooseberry may be an aphorism to describe an unwanted person, who is not needed in a self-contained and self absorbed group of two, but in reality, the common gooseberry is one of the most precious, wanted and valuable of natural plants.
Gooseberry shrubs can be found all over the world, where the climate has plenty of sun, and the humidity content in the air is high. Native American gooseberries are larger than their Asian counterparts.
Not only is this an excellent medicinal plant, but it is also well-known for its beautifying qualities. In fact, the ancient sages in the East. Make sure that they had plenty of gooseberries, in their daily diet, because they considered this fruit to be the reason for their longevity, everlasting good health, and youthful looks.
The ancients called this the gift of the gods, and thought that the gods had given the gooseberry to man because even though they could not give him immortality, they could give him longevity in the shape of gooseberries. That is because Indian myth says that this plant grew from a few drops of nectar, dropping on the earth by the gods taking the treasures of the sea, to the heavens. These treasures were obtained by churning the seas by the gods and the demons. Out of them, the nectar of immortality was one.
Gooseberries, also known as Emblica officianalis have long been a religious, and political symbol in India and China.This is the reason why, in ancient Indian history, myth and religious tradition, giving a gooseberry to somebody who you honored and revered was considered to be the prerogative of Kings. The Hindus worship the gooseberry tree, because they consider Lord Vishnu to live in this plant.
Living in South India as a child, I consider myself to have been brought upon gooseberries, because that was what we used to gnaw at school, and best friends used to share their “nellikas” among themselves. Hiding your own supply of gooseberries was considered the height of selfishness and treachery among friends. These gooseberries were of course “purloined” from the gooseberry trees, growing in particularly targeted gardens. It is a wonder how we managed to digest those raw gooseberries, along with raw guavas. And all of us had the lyrics of a very popular song of the time down pat, of which the chorus was – Nellikai amma illi baa [lit – gooseberry lady, come here…] We enjoyed the extremely sour taste of gooseberries, when we did not have tamarinds around. And that is why, whenever we had some time to spare, we would be hitting the branches of the deciduous gooseberry tree with a long stick in order to make the gooseberries fall. Read more..

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The Magic of Onions – Onions in Cuisine to Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Onions – Onions in Cuisine to Cure and to Heal
Table of Contents
Introduction – Knowing More about Onions
Perfect Salad Recipe
How to Grow Onions
Planting an onion
How and When To Harvest Onions?
Traditional Onion Recipes
Traditional Onion Soup
Croutons
Cream of Onion Soup
Curry Powder Recipe
Traditional chicken – Meat stock with onions
Traditional Onion Pickle
Kashmir Spice Mix
Garam Masala Recipe
Meat Doh Pyazah-Literally Meat Two Onions.
Traditional Onion Mixed grain Bread
Farmers Onion Chutney
Traditional Buttermilk
Sweet and Sour Onions – French Style
Clarified Butter
How to dry onions
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Onions
Is there really Magic in onions, you may say, because according to you, onions are those sharp and pungent smelling, vegetables, which you normally do not allow within smelling distance of your nose and kitchen?
It is possible that you have been brought up with a feeling that onion and garlic – those odoriferous pungent smelling herbs are not acceptable in select circles. Did you know that the United States is the third-largest producer of onions in the world – after China and India, and followed by Egypt, Iran and Turkey.
But then there was a time when onions grew – and still grow – wild all over the lands of the USA and Canada. The Native Americans enjoyed wild onions and the Pilgrim fathers planted the onion plant first and foremost, before corn, on American soil in 1658. That was because they knew a freshly pulled out onion from their garden added this bit of piquancy to their meals.
The onions eaten by men more than 5000 years ago, according to archaeological findings may have been wild onions, but 3000 years ago, Egyptians were writing about cultivated onions and the important part this healing herb played in their food.

Egyptian workers building Khufu’s pyramids ate these onions along with horse radishes in copious quantities 3000 years ago. [Incidentally, they were not slaves. They were free Egyptians. A majority of them were farmers who were asked by Khufu and afterwards Ramses, Soser and other pharaohs to help build pyramids, during the seasons when the Nile was not in flood to help cultivate their fields. So instead of sitting idly in their fields, they glorified in taking part in the building of monuments, which would magnify the pride of Egypt, and their Pharaohs throughout the world.
There were no slave drivers with whips and lashes to make them sweat, whatever Mr. Cecil DeMille may want us to think. The diet of these farmers /pyramid workers was onions with herbs and horse radishes, bread made up of freshly ground corn and beer. They did not mind spending a part of their year building pyramids for their Kings who appreciated their hard work by allowing them grain from the nation’s granaries.]
These Egyptians knew all about the value of onions, and worshiped them as a symbol of eternal life in many circles. Ancient Egyptians had onions placed on their eyes, before embalming or mummifying and burial, so that they could enter the circle of eternal life.
With daily portions of Onions, salt and herbs Roman soldiers were happy!
Roman soldiers also included onions in their diet, especially in the evenings, when they ate onions with red cayenne peppers and the salt they got as salary for the day’s work.
In medieval times, onions were held to be so precious in many parts of the world, that landlords demanded onions as rent in lieu of coin from their tenants. Read more..add-to-cart-click-here

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Health Benefits of Rosemary For Cooking and Health

Health Benefits of Rosemary For Cooking and Health
Table of Contents

Preface
Getting started
Chapter # 1: Intro
Chapter # 2: How is rosemary commonly used?
Chapter # 3: Types of rosemary
Chapter # 4: Selection, cultivation and storage tips
Chapter # 5: Precautions

Benefits of rosemary to the brain
Chapter # 1: Enhances memory and concentration
Chapter # 2: Provides neurological protection
Chapter # 3: Helps against migraines
Chapter # 4: Eases stress
Benefits of rosemary to the body
Chapter # 1: Fights cancer
Chapter # 2: Protects from macular degeneration
Chapter # 3: Improves hair growth
Chapter # 4: Improves digestion
Chapter # 5: Skin care
Chapter # 6: Good source of Vitamin C
Conclusion
References

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Preface
Herbs have been used as natural remedies to all sorts of health problems for centuries. The ancients Greeks in particular, put a lot of emphasis on the use of herbs in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. To this day, Greek medicine is practiced by its advocates as an alternative to contemporary medicine. In fact, modern science has started to prove what the ancient herbalists used in their medicine is actually effective.
One prominent herb that has been used in medicine since millennia is rosemary. More specifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, it is a perennial, woody herb that is characterized by sweet-smelling, needle-shaped leaves and flowers whose color may be white, blue, pink or purple. This herb originates from the Mediterranean region and belongs to the family of mint.
Although it is used frequently by many people in several roast dishes and various types of stuffing for its characteristic aroma and strong flavor, in particular, in Italian cuisine, it has an astonishing lot of health benefits, many of which have been proved by research and some which, scientists are still in the process of researching on. These health benefits concern both the human mind and body, ranging from mild health conditions to extremely severe ones.
The aim of this book is to provide you with all the information required to get acquainted with this humble yet potent herb, and how to properly include it in your daily consumption so that you can avail its benefits to the fullest. Once you have finished reading, you will realize how simple it is to take advantage of the many health benefits of rosemary.
Rosemary is an herb which is surprisingly understated, but once you’ve read of its benefits, you’ll be convinced that it deserves to stand beside the most renowned of herbal medicines! Read more…

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Health Benefits of Turmeric – Curcumin For Cooking and Health

Health Benefits of Turmeric – Curcumin For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Preface
Getting Started
Chapter # 1: Intro
Chapter # 2: Nutritional Facts
Chapter # 3: Uses of Turmeric
Chapter # 4: Storing Turmeric
Recipes
Chapter # 1: Eggless Egg Salad
Chapter # 2: Sprouted Lentil Veggie Burger
Chapter # 3: Orange Turmeric Cake
Chapter # 4: Quick Curried Beef
Chapter # 5: Beef Carry
Chapter # 6: Tagine of Lamb & Apricots in Honey Sauce
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Chapter # 1: Introduction
Chapter # 2: Inflammation and Oxidation
Chapter # 3: Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter # 4: Childhood Leukemia
Chapter # 5: Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter # 6: Alzheimer’s disease
Chapter # 7: Cancer
Chapter # 8: A Super Spice
Conclusion
References

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Nature has given us cures to every disease known to man in one form or another yet we still choose to pick synthetic treatments full of side-effects over them. These cures are right in front of us but we fail to see them; turmeric is one of these cures hidden in plain sight.
Everyone in the western world knows turmeric when it comes to making curries but it is probably the most underestimated and least popular spice when it comes to its medicinal uses. For starters, turmeric is a plant from which the spice of the same name is obtained. The most common form of turmeric is its powder form, which is of bright yellow color. The use of turmeric for flavoring, for cosmetic purposes and for medicinal uses goes back to the Vedic period in India and it is since then that it has had a massive impact over the region which explains its high demand in most Indian households.
This book will tell you about the health benefits of turmeric and how it cures & help fight fatal ailments. After reading this book, you will be surprised about how little you knew about this super spice and how including it in your daily life can bring back your body from the verge of expiration. Read more...add-to-cart-click-here

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The Magic of Spices For Good Health and in Your Cuisine

The Magic of Spices For Good Health and in Your Cuisine

Table of Content
Introduction
Knowing More about Spices and Curry Powders
Garam Masala
Authentic Tandoori Mix
Alkanet
Curry Pastes
Red-Hot Curry Paste
Mint
Best Digestive Booster
Traditional Mint Chutney
Spicy Mint water – Jal-Jeera – Literally Water – Cumin Seeds
Making a Tamarind Infusion
Mint Tea
Constipation
Are You Suffering from a Cough or Cold?
Suffering from Nausea and Diarrhea?
Asthma and Bronchitis Cure
Chillies – The Spice of Life
How to Use Chillies
Chilblains Treatment
Frequent Traveler Tip
Powdered Black Salt
Traditional Winter Hot Oil
Bishops Weed – Lovage
Lovage for Stomach Related Problems
Lovage cure for Gas and Constipation
Heartburn
Tummy Ache
Sinus Problems
Asafoetida
Tempering with Asafoetida
Making ghee – clarified butter
Spiced Salt Recipe
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
The words “spice” in itself conjures up an exotic sense of something rare, something precious and valuable. Blessed be the man, who found out millenniums ago that there were grains, vegetables and fruit, which could be eaten and enjoyed. After that, there were other herbs which could enhance the taste of the pottages he made with the fruit, vegetables and grain. And then came more plant products, which he called spices, which would improve, enrich and heighten the eating experience.
These spices were dried flowers, nuts, pieces of bark and other parts of trees, bushes and shrubs growing around him. Mankind did not instantly and instinctively get to know about these herbs and spices. He just observed his livestock eating some dried berries without any harm coming to them. So he tried those berries with fear and trembling. This is how coffee was discovered millenniums ago by a goat herder in far-off exotic Araby.

He saw his goats munching on the dried berries of a plant. After that, he noticed that those goats were rather frisky and more energetic than their other companions. This adventurous goat herder, decided to collect the berries and grind them, because otherwise, they did not seem to be easily digestible. His wife must have told him to put them in water so that they could soften. Possibly they did not soften, but somebody drank that water. And that somebody showed quite an energetic display of enthusiasm and joie de vivre on a caffeine high.
And so coffee was discovered. So what is the ruling that many of the spices discovered by mankind down the millenniums were found in just such a chance manner?
Some spices are indigenous to particular areas of the world. That is why, they were very precious and used only by aristocrats. Medieval knights going away on their crusades were always told by their ladies to bring home spices. Not only would they gain respect in the eyes of their neighbors for having gone on The Crusades, but they could always sell the spices and become really rich.
Well, they were just following the patterns of their ancestors millenniums ago, when Kings, princes and captured aristocrats were ransomed in spices. Read more..

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The Magic of Radishes to Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Radishes to Cure and to Heal

Table of Contents
Introduction – Knowing More about Radishes
How to Grow Radishes
Harvesting Your Radishes
Soils
Summer Radishes
Winter Radishes
Radishes in Cuisine
Wheat Radish Salad with Yogurt
Apple Sauce with Horse Radish
Thai Meat Salad With Radish
Kimchi-or Fermented Radish/Cabbage
Traditional Radish Stuffed Bread-Mooli Parantha
Desi ghee
Radishes to Cure
Get Rid of Skin Diseases with Radishes
Eczema Cure
Blemishes on your Skin
Appetite Enhancer
Traditional appetizing and digestive Mint Chutney
Tummy ache
Dropsy
Flatulence Problems
Radishes for Your Hair
Hair Growth
Dental Care
Shaking Teeth
Pyorrhea Cure
Toothache
Insomnia remedy
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Radishes
I was once being shown around the organic farm of a friend of mine, and I noticed him giving me rather funny looks. “You have never been around an organic farm before, have you? Or it is possible that you have not lived in this area, have you.” Naturally, I had to ask him what made him say that, because I was used to going around organic farms, once being an organic gardener myself. He said that any native of that particular area would immediately pounce upon a radish growing in the fields, and pull it out – without waiting for an invitation from the owner – dip it into the nearest water source, and sink his teeth into it.
When in Rome do as the Romans do. I did so. And thus I enjoyed the crisp natural sweetish taste of this taproot, Raphanus sativus, which has been the mainstay of so many civilizations since prehistoric times.
The Romans could not do without the radish. In fact, it was eaten raw, cooked, boiled, made into salads, and not only the taproot, but even the leaves were finished by those people who enjoyed good food.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used to make a paste of radish and onions with dried fish and eat it with every meal. In fact Apicius has spoken about radishes, best eaten with pepper in “his Art Of Cooking in Imperial Rome.” So I would not be surprised if the ubiquitous fish sauce, used to liquefy and spice dishes, and known as garum was not also added to dishes with another sharp flavoring agent – radish.
One is grateful that radishes are available all over the world, but whether people use them for their own benefit as much as they should, is debatable. That is because many people think that radishes like onions and garlic have a distinctive odor. That is why, at parties or at get-togethers, they are just served as salad helpings, accompanied with onion slices and tomatoes. Read more…add-to-cart-click-here

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The Magic of Roses For Cooking and Beauty

The Magic of Roses For Cooking and Beauty

Table of contents
Interested facts about roses
Symbolism of Roses
How To Grow Roses
Roses in Cooking
Rose water
Gulkand( Gulqand) Recipe -Rose Jam
Rose sherbet
Rose sherbet Lassi-buttermilk
Rose almond rice pudding
Roses for Beauty
Oil infusion- The slow sun method.
How to make Desi Ghee (clarified butter)
Quick kitchen Method
Method two for essential oils
Simple perfumed ointments
Conclusion
How to make a rose and lavender potpourri
Author Bio

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Interested facts about Roses
“A rose by any other name is still going to smell the same” so the Bard said. That is because the symbolism of the rose has been passed down through the ages since Classical Times. The word “rose” is still used to express the color pink or red in Greek, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian – the Romance languages. It is believed that this woody perennial originated in Asia, and there were 160 species, which grew in number, thanks to the Empress Josephine’s interest in collecting one example of all the existing roses from 1815 to 1830. It is thanks to her that the interest in hybridization of roses began to grow in France, and from there, it spread to the rest of Europe.

As hybridization of roses is an easy process, those 160 species grew up into 6000 species of roses of cultivars and hybrids. Prevost and Pepinieriste wrote down 880 names of different rose species in their Rose catalog. But other rose species, which were native to northwest Africa and North America were already being in use for medical purposes, cooking purposes, beautification purposes, and also as symbols, since ancient and medieval times.
The idea of My Love Is like a Red Red Rose has been en vogue for centuries.

Why is this so, because a rose is normally accompanied with “thorns” which were a defensive protective epidermal outgrowths. The original roses or creepers, and they managed to cling to plants with the help of these thorns. The idea of Roses for love have come down the millenniums as from the classical times when the rose was associated and identified with Venus – Aphrodite. Read more…

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