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2011-11-28 08:00:00

âœFather of Steviaâ James May predicts large audience of consumers and manufacturers Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 James May, founder and CEO of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, and the first person to manufacture and market stevia products for the US market, applauded the decision by the European Commission approving steviol glycosides for use as a tabletop sweetener and as an ingredient in foods and beverages. As the first stevia extract to...

2011-11-21 16:20:00

TEN-CHI TEA is a Japanese herbal tea containing 12 different herbs with different medicinal properties. The tea has worked on skin detox. Some of the herbs such as Dokudami and sicklepod can clean the skinâs deepest layers. Eco Vita is proud to now have TEN-CHI TEA available for sale. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Skin breakouts are a common problem for many people at different ages. Winter winds can dry the skin out. Oily skin can cause acne breakouts. Harsh soaps can...

2011-10-14 04:20:02

- Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Dramatically Improved Efficacy in Rice Growth - Tokyo, Oct 14, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - B&L Corporation has announced that it experienced dramatic improvement in soil conditions following the application of its agricultural products for salt removal from rice paddies which were brine damaged due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami.B&L's natural agricultural products, which had been suggested...


Latest Herbs Reference Libraries

Boldo, Peumus boldus
2014-02-15 08:05:25

Peumus boldus is a tree in the Monimiaceae family. It is the only species in the genus Peumus. It is commonly referred to as Boldo. P. boldus has green leaves with a strong woody and slightly bitter flavor. They are used in Latin America for culinary purposes. Although not widely known, the species’ small green fruits are nutritious and apparently have a pleasant flavor. Its flavor comes primarily from the chemical ascaridole. In some areas, P. boldus is mixed with yerba mate or other...

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2009-03-27 17:54:25

The annual herb, Borage, better known as Starflower, originated in Syria, but has been naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, in addition to Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa and South America. The plant grows to heights of about 2 to 3 feet with bristly stems and leaves. The leaves themselves are alternately arranged and simple, and measure between 2 and 6 inches long. Five narrow, triangular-pointed petals make up the individual flowers. However, many of these flowers bloom...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'