Sahlab, Orchid derived hot drink

Sahlab, Orchid derived hot drink

Sahlab, a drink derived from the tubers of orchids which are dried and grounded up into flour, is a popular winter drink, like hot almond milk. The tubers of Orchis macula are boiled, dried, then ground to a gray powder that, cooked in milk, makes a tasty creamy drink. Sahlab has been known since ancient times […]

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival

The party of the year for the newest generation of Club Kids returns to Met Life Stadium for a weekend of head-pounding EDM and dazzling light shows. Hundreds of thousands of ravers gather to bounce to world-class DJs, like last year’s Afrojack, Tiesto and Calvin Harris. Expect the best acts to let loose long after […]

The Bizarre Beauty of the Corpse Flower

The Bizarre Beauty of the Corpse Flower

A rare corpse flower will bloom in upstate New York. True to its name, the plant is expected to unleash a stench like rotting flesh. Affectionately called “Wee Stinky,” this corpse flower lives in a greenhouse at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Horticulturists at the school, who have been preparing for the plant to bloom […]

A flower remedy for everything

A flower remedy for everything

What is the Black Seed? Its botanical name is Nigella sativa. It is believed to be indigenous to the Mediterranean region but has been cultivated into other parts of the world including the Arabian peninsula, northern Africa and parts of Asia. “Use this Black Seed regularly, because it is a cure for every disease, except […]

Flowers Improve Emotional Health

Flowers Improve Emotional Health

With today’s high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its daily toll on our lives, experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers […]

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