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2011-01-11 07:00:00

Harbin, China, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc.

2010-12-15 15:46:53

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Christmas and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell.

2010-12-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE) the world's leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia products today confirms the continued expansion of its patent portfolio with the grant of three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

2010-12-08 21:30:27

Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle industry.

2010-12-07 14:15:26

University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks.

2010-12-04 00:00:40

SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener Recognized with 2010-2011 Global Stevia Products Award Gilbert, Arizona (Vocus) December 2, 2010 SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener was the overall winner of the 2010-2011 Annual Global Stevia Products Award by the International Society of Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) based on taste performance, advancement in ingredient science and positive environmental and social impact.

2010-12-02 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc.

2010-11-15 12:45:30

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell.

2010-10-28 07:30:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today provided a status report related to its progress in developing stevia leaf production in California on a commercial scale in support of U.S.


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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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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