Turmeric, the old spice or the new medicine?

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is one of the oldest known spices.   It has been grown and used in South Asia, especially in India for at least 5000 years. It reached China by 700 AD, East Africa by 800 AD and West Africa by the year 1200.  Turmeric was then introduced to...

Sunflower Power

  Recognized as the official state flower of Kansas in 1903, Sunflowers are known scientifically by the genus name Helianthus, from the Greek words Helios, meaning “sun” and Anthos meaning “flower”.  They are related to other flowers such as Daisies, Marigolds and...