Inspired by the sights and smells of the Egyptian Spice Markets, this award-winning painting features the medicinal herbs and spices, and comes with an additional sheet describing their attributes.
This Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Print is printed on museum quality paper using archival inks.
- Doum fruit, Hyphaene thebaica: It has been shown to significantly lower high blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and raise the good cholesterol.
- Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans: It has anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative functions. It is also a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium, as well as being rich in vitamins B and C and folic acid.
- Carob, Ceratonia silique: Known as “nature’s candy”, carob is a healthy alternative to chocolate. It helps to regulate the digestion process, while serving as a natural anti-allergic, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial agent. It also helps regulate blood glucose.
- Star Anise Illicium verum: Traditional used in the treatment of rheumatism, star anise is also one of the main ingredients of Tamiflu
- Senna, Senna alexandrina: It is mainly used as a laxative
- Cloves. Syzygium aromaticum: The oil from the aromatic flower buds are widely used in dental treatments for it’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and mildly anaesthetic affects. In mediaeval times it was used to preserve meat.
- Desert Gourd, Citrullus colocynth: A powerful purgative with anti-inflammatory properties. Extracts from this plant are being used a therapy for the prevention of breast cancer cells
- Galangal Alpinia officinarum: Galangal rhizomes were widely used in ancient and medieval Europe, where they were reputed to smell of roses and taste of spice. It contains high concentrations of the flavonol galangin, which has been shown to slow the growth of breast tumour cells. Historically, the rhizomes were reputed to have stimulant and digestive effects
- Kaff Maryam, Resurrection Plant Anastatica hierochuntica: Traditionally used for menstrual cramps and to ease childbirth
- Hibiscus, karkade Hibiscus sabdariffa: Made from the dried flower calyces, this is usually made into a refreshing tea which has been proven to reduce blood pressure
- Cardamon, Elettaria: Has antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic qualities and is also a rich source of vitamins and minerals
- Cinnamon, Cinnamomum iners: It has powerful anti-viral properties and has been used in the treatment of diabetes. It has also recently been shown to inhibit the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice.