Read about the exotic fruit called sugar Apple (Hanun scaly) or on the Thai – Noi Na. How to eat, useful properties and calorie content. Also the damage from overeating noinah.
Custard Apple or “Sugar Apple” (lat. apopa squamosa) is a deciduous fruit tree of the family Andonova (Annonaceae). Thai name – Noi Na (noinah). In India it is called sharifa, in China – fan-li-chi, ati in Brazil. In Russia the fruit is known as “the hand of the flake” (from lat. name of the species) or creamy apples.
The exact origin of this plant is unknown. Presumably, like many of appease, noina was born in South America. And today the sugar Apple is widely cultivated in South and Central America, the Caribbean Islands, in Thailand. In India sugar Apple brought the Portuguese in the late 16th century. At that time it was already grown in Indonesia and widely distributed in southern China, Polynesia, Australia, Tropical Africa, the lowlands of Palestine, in Egypt and in the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, this fruit is one of the most popular fruits in Brazil. This fruit there are in high demand, and can be found in any market or market. Continue reading
The Botanical characteristics. Perennial gray-green herb 120-150 cm tall.
Rhizome thick, short, branched; woody taproot, fleshy side, gray on the outside, white inside. Stems single or numerous, slightly branched. Leaves alternate petiolate, upper entire, ovate, middle and lower lobes or without shallow lobed, margin crenate, soft and dense pubescence, especially on the lower side. The flowers are on short stalks sit in the leaf axils; Corolla pale pink, white or reddish-pink. Fruit – mnogosemyanka discoid; when Mature splits into separate fruitlets. Seeds dark brown, smooth, glabrous, reniform. It blooms from June to September. The fruits begin to ripen in September – October.
Distribution. It grows in meadows, especially saline in coastal thickets and bushes, marshlands, shores of ditches, reservoirs in the salt marshes; singly, rarely in groups.
Used parts of the plant. Medicinal raw materials are roots, less aboveground part of the plant (flowers, leaves, seeds). Raw materials collected in the usual way and dried in the open air in the shade. Continue reading
The turn . the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a species of the genus plum of the family Rosaceae. A small shrub, rarely a small tree with a height of 4-8 m. the Blackthorn is found everywhere in Central and southern Europe and Russia. Fruits contain 5.5 to 8.8% of sugars (glucose and fructose), 0.8 to 2.8% of acid, tart-sour, ripen late. Used for drying, wine making, jams and other culinary products. Blackthorn is often referred to in the phrases “crown of thorns”, “through thorns to the stars”. The fruits of blackthorn are widely used in folk medicine.
Caraway (Carum) biennial herbaceous plant of the family Umbelliferae. Medicinal raw are the fruits of caraway. They are harvested when the plant Matures at least half of the umbrellas. Caraway seeds increase the secretory and motor activity of the stomach, a few increase the secretion. However, the main pharmacological properties of the fruit are spasmolytic action on the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract and the ability to inhibit the enzymatic processes in gastrointestinal pathology. Continue reading