Category: Issue 10

Five-Flavor Berry (Schisandra chinensis)

Five-Flavor Berry (Schisandra chinensis) Contributed by: Michael Wang Figure 1. Picture of a Five-Flavor berry plant (Kosalapov, 2009) Binomial Name Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill. Synonyms Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) K.Koch Schisandra chinensis var. glabrata Schisandra chinensis var. typicaNakai Schisandra chinensis var. leucocarpa Schisandra chinensis var. Rubriflora Common name(s) of the plant Five-flavor berry, Chinese Magnolia vine, Magnolia berry, Wu wei zi, Gomishi, Ngu mie gee, Omicha, Omija. Botanical Description Figure 2. Picture of the structure of Schisandra chinensis. As shown, the...

Michael Wang / January 3, 2024

Greetings from the Editor – Issue 10

Greetings from the Editor  Dear Reader We are back with a new edition of the Spiritual Botany. We thank the contributors for their patience with the delay in publication due to unforeseen circumstances. In the new year, we plan to bring several changes to the process of submission and publication. Our best wishes for the holiday season. Praveen Saxena

Praveen Saxena / December 28, 2023

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree, Citrus x Meyeri Yu By: Rev. Dr. Karen Berry Powell (   I am pull. We want a lemon tree. I say, “Let’s buy a lemon tree. We’ll put it in a ceramic pot and keep it by the window. Exciting!” You rain on me. You respond, “I’m not sure. I don’t know anything about growing lemon trees. Besides, I must move the family to this other state first.” I am quiet, but there is something about...

Rev. Dr. Karen Berry Powell / December 28, 2023

Tulsi Fudge

Tulsi Halwa/Fudge/Legiyam  Sivagama Sikamani (Siva) Tulsi (Holy basil, Ocimum sanctum) will give better, bushy growth of leaves if the flowers or inflorescence are removed frequently. Removed flowers/inflorescences are dried for uses as tea, and to use in many health products. One such product is the tulsi fudge, which is an ideal cough suppressant or immunity booster. Here is the recipe for the Tusli Halwa/Fudge/Legiyam: Powder the leaves and flowers. Soak equal amounts of dates and raisins, or dates alone in...

Siva (Sivagama Sikamani) / December 28, 2023