Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Class 1
Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Class 1 PBIO 3440
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brittany Ariana Borzillo on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PBIO 3440 at University of Georgia taught by Affolter in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 51 views. For similar materials see Medicinal Herbs Spices and Plants in Plant Biology at University of Georgia.
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Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants What is an Herb? Botanical Definition – a non-woody plant; can be annual or perennial as long as the stems form no appreciable wood Culinary Definition – leafy parts used for cooking; from temperate regions (e.g. Europe or Mediterranean) What is a Spice? Culinary Definition – non-leafy parts (e.g. roots, bark, fruit) of plants used in cooking; tropical origin What is a Medicinal Plant? Plants valued for their physiological, therapeutic, or psychoactive affects; no specific place of origin (grow in a wide distribution of places) Plant Nomenclature Formal system of rules for giving scientific names to plants Most common ranks of scientific names used are family, genus, and species o Ex: Black Pepper Family Piperaceae Genus Piper Species Nigrum “Officinale” as a species name often means that the plant is used medicinally.
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