Category: Issue 7

Beauty of morning dew

The beauty of morning dew

Dr. Pooja Gupta / November 11, 2020

Tomato Halwa (Sweet dish or Fudge)

Tomato Halwa is a lycopene enriched, no artificial sugar added halwa (fudge) made from tomatoes and fruits. Lycopene is an antioxidant which belongs to the carotenoid family of plant nutrients.

Sivagamasundhari Sikamani / November 9, 2020

Book review: Indigenous Food Systems, Concepts, Cases and Conversations. Pricilla Settee and Shailesh Shukla, Eds. 2020. Canadian Scholars, Toronto.

The book focused on First Nations food systems within the political boundaries of today’s Canada, although the editors, who were also contributors, admitted that other Indigenous groups food systems also deserve careful attention and celebration.

Verena Kulak / November 9, 2020

The Spiritual Significance of Medicinal Plants in Traditional Healing: My Personal Experience

What does it mean to heal? Common definitions refer to healing as restoring one’s health and making them well again. But how? How does one go about the process of healing?

Catriona Downie / November 9, 2020

The Fascinating World of Plants

This quiz is not just a set of questions and answers or a small collection of facts which needs to be learnt but is about going a little beyond our regular knowledge and learning more about plants.

Dr. Pooja Gupta / November 7, 2020

Purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata); an important plant in ethnomedicine

Passiflora incarnata, or purple passionflower, is one of about 520 species in the passionflower family worldwide

Andrea J Moreau / November 7, 2020

Black Cumin: A miracle herb

“In the black seed is the medicine [to cure] every disease except death”–Arab Proverb

Emily McFaul / November 7, 2020

The mythological connection between man and plants: from lores to drugs

A few plant genus/species which have a special place in collective beliefs are highlighted in this paper with reference to their medicinal values.

Anurabh Chakravarty and R. Gnanam / November 7, 2020

Greetings from the Editor

Welcome to Spiritual Botany Issue Seven

Praveen Saxena / November 6, 2020