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Week 1 Herbs Notes

by: Bailey Dickinson

Week 1 Herbs Notes HORT 3440

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These notes cover the first week of class.
Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
James Affecter
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Date Created: 08/12/16
Week 1 Notes for HORT 3440 CRN10344 (8/12/2016) Compared to the rest of the world, the USA uses herbal medicines much less frequently. Herbal medicines were much more difficult to come by ~20 years ago. Most people in the world rely on herbal medicine for healthcare. We smelled a chocolate-peppermint plant What is an herb? Botanical definition: a non-woody plant; can be annual or perennial as long as stems form no appreciable wood Culinary definition: leafy parts of the plants that we use, temperate zone origin We are interested in the distinction between and herb and a spice What is a spice? Culinary definition: usually non-leafy parts used in cooking (fruit, seeds, roots, bark), tropical origin A large horseradish root was displayed- mustard family. Enzymes release sulfur- containing compounds when cut up. Wasabi has a lot of the same properties as horseradish. 90% of the wasabi sold is actually horseradish. What is a medicinal plant? Plants valued for their physiological, therapeutic, or psychoactive effects. Can improve stamina. No generalizations with respect to region of origin or plant part used. Article about 3 soldiers promoting the cultivation of saffron in Afghanistan to help regrow the economy. ß an article from yesterday in the New York Times. The link to the article will be posted and we should read it as an assignment


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