Tag: Medicinal plants

What is Ground Ivy?

Alehoof FR: Herbe de Saint-Jean, Lierre terrestre GER: Gundelrebe IT: Edera terrestre SP: Hiedra terrestre BOT: Glechoma hederacea FAM: Labiateae ILL: Plate 13, No. 2 A small creeping plant …

What is Horseradish?

FR: Cran, Cranson de Bretagne, Raifort GER: Kren (South Germany, Austria), Meerrettich IT: Kren, Rafano SP: Rabano picante, Rabano rustico, most usually ‘horse radich’ BOT: Armoracia rusticana FAM: Cruciferae …

What is Essences? How to Use Essences

Essences are essential flavours extracted by maceration or distillation and bottled, usually in an alcoholic solution. Unfortunately, during extraction, we lose some of the finest overtones of flavour. At …

What is Ginger?

FR: Gingembre GER: Ingwer IT: Zenzero SP: Jengibre BOT: Zingiber officinale FAM: Zingiberaceae ILL: Plate 18, No. 6 Ginger is one of the best known of all spices. The …

What is Celer? How to Use Celer

FR: Celeri GER: Sellerie IT: Sedano SP: Apio BOT: Apium graveolens FAM: Umbelliferae Garden celery was developed mainly by the Italians during the seventeenth century from smallage, the wild …

What is Hop?

FR: Houblon GER: Hopfen IT: Luppolo SP: Lupulo BOT: Humulus lupulus FAM: Cannabaceae ILL: Plate 5, No. 1 This well-known twining climber can be found growing wild in northern …