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Vervain Verbena officinalis

Vervain is a tall, scruffy perennial herb to around 1m tall. It has opposite lobed leaves and terminal spikes of lavender flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. The leaves are not aromatic and the flowers are not perfumed. It has a bitter taste. See a picture COMMON NAMES Herb-of-the-cross, Wild Hyssop, Simpler’s… Read more

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Valerian

valerian: A perennial plant native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America.Valerian is a member of the Valerianaceae family.It has a distinctive odor that many find unpleasant. Scientific classification Kingdom: PlantaeOrder: DipsacalesFamily: ValerianaceaeGenus: ValerianaSpecies: V. officinalis Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis Othernames: setwall (English), Valerianae radix (Latin), Baldrianwurzel (German), phu (Greek).,Asaroun. (arabic), Biochemical composition:… Read more

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Vanilla – Vanilla planifolia

VANILLA The Worldsflavourite Orchid Vanilla is an orchid yes it is true. There are about 60 species scattered around the globe, but most are not suitable for the production of Vanilla beans, that culinary delight which is found in delicatessens with a black, shrivelled bean in a plastic tube and carrying a very expensive price… Read more