Origin: It originates from the southwestern coast of pre-India, the Malabar Coast and Sri Lanka, but nowadays it is also widely cultivated in many tropical regions of Southeast Asia and Guatemala.

Uses: Both forms of cardamom are used as flavourings and cooking spices in both food and drink, and as a medicine.


Origin: In China, as early as B.C. it was used for several centuries, Marco Polo also mentions it in his book. In the Middle Ages, it played a significant role in the spice trade. It has also been known in America since the 16th century. Today it is grown in South Asia, South America and West Africa.

Felhasználása: It is popular for its excellent stomach-strengthening, appetite-improving and digestion-promoting effect.


Origin: In the Northern Hemisphere, it is found in bogs and alder forests, mainly in flat regions. It occurs in most of Europe, and is on the verge of extinction in Asia and North America. In Hungary, it grows among other things, in the Gödöllő hills and the Csombárdi-rét Nature Reserve.

Uses: Bog-bean is traditionally used as an appetite stimulant and weight loss treatment in the form of a decoction (tea) or extract, and is a component of bitter stomach liqueurs.


Origin: Science counts about 200 species of roses, most of them are plants characteristic of the northern hemisphere, mainly temperate climates, some species are native to Mexico, the Philippines and Ethiopia.

Uses: Even the Romans made many medicines and sweets from roses and used their essential oil. In the Middle Ages, a real cult developed in the Turkish court: it was collected, ennobled and consumed. Rose oil, rose water, jelly, sherbet and dulcsás (sweets with honey) were made from roses of the right kind.


Origin: It was originally grown in the Mediterranean region. It was probably brought to Pannonia and Europe by the Roman legionnaires. Widespread spice and medicinal base material. Of the two species of the genus Anethum of the celery family, graveolens is the best known and most common.

Uses: It is used for seasoning and flavoring in the canning, sugar, and liquor industries, but it is also found in the preparations of the perfumery industry. Its essential oil is mainly used in the food industry. The dry plant can be used as an ornament in bouquets or floor vases.

Mustard seed

Origin: White mustard seeds were already used by the Sumerians. It was spread in Europe, including in our country, by the Romans.

Uses: Mustard seeds are used as a spice. Mustard is an important raw material for seasoning: vinegar, pepper, cloves, tarragon, onion, salt and other spices are added to crushed and oil-free white and black mustard seeds, which is why some types are spicy, others are mild and some are especially aromatic. Mustard oil is also pressed from it.

Guajak-tree “Ironwood”

Origin: It occurs in the northern part of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. It is a slow-growing, medium-sized evergreen tree, rarely taller than 10 meters, with a trunk diameter of around 50 cm.

Uses:Its resin is used in the pharmaceutical and spirits industry: it was used to flavor liqueurs, in the past to treat syphilis, and has a weak diuretic and diaphoretic effect. Guaiac resin is a common ingredient in perfumes.


Origin: It probably spreads from the Mediterranean. It is first mentioned in China around the 5th century.

Uses: The greens of tuberous celery contain a relatively high amount of vitamin C, phosphorus and lime, and the stem celery contains vitamins B1 and B2. It also contains antioxidants, and these do not break down in steamed vegetables. Its most significant active ingredient is vitamin K, and it also has a lot of fiber.


Origin:The plant native to the higher mountains of Europe and Northern Europe, also grown in Hungary (wild in some places), was already grown and used as a spice in the gardens of medieval monasteries.

Uses: The leaves and roots of the plant are used to flavor salads, vegetables and sauces. In some countries, the stem of the plant is boiled in sugar, making it sugary and consumed as a formula. Due to its particularly pleasant, aromatic smell and sweet-bitter taste, it is the basic ingredient of Altvater-type liqueurs and bitters.


Origin:In addition to tropical fruits, such as lemons and limes, this fruit is also native to Asia, mainly Southeast Asia, Southeast India and South China.

Uses: Oranges are a source of vitamin C, strengthen the stomach and improve appetite, purify the blood and stimulate digestion. In addition, the limonene in oranges is an effective antidote to breast and lung cancer, but it is also full of other antioxidants.


Origin:It is native to the tropical areas of eastern and southern Africa, where it occurs up to 1,500 meters above sea level. It is also cultivated as a cultivated plant in Ghana, Madagascar, India and Brazil. In areas outside its native land, it is sometimes considered an invasive plant.

Uses: The folk medicinal plant is used as a drug for the treatment of bites, bites, injuries, indigestion, diarrhea, malnutrition and weakness, dysentery, external and internal parasites.


Origin:Its habitat is remarkably diverse, from cold and mountainous regions to the grassy slopes, meadows and riverbanks of Europe, from the Middle East to North Africa, to North America.

Uses: The main medicinal material of the iris is the rhizomes. The fresh roots have an extremely unpleasant smell, after 3 months of thorough drying, they acquire a special violet aroma. The powerful rhizomes of the plant contain significant amounts of essential oil. The most valuable active ingredients are iron, iridium glucoside, organic acids, tannins, starch and special fatty oil.


Origin:It originates from the Northwestern prairies of North America and the southern areas of Canada. It is incredibly drought tolerant and can be found up to 2,500 meters above sea level.

Uses: Its slightly diaphoretic tea is mainly used for coughs and colds. It is also effective for digestive complaints.