Sudhir Ahluwalia
Dates in medicine and nutrition

Dates in medicine and nutrition

Today, the date belt stretches from the Indus Valley in the east, Somalia and Spain in the west, and Turkmenistan and India in the east. The FAO estimated the cultivation area for dates to be 1.3 million ha in 2009 (FAO Statistics, 2010). The largest area (833,351...
Dates – historical overview

Dates – historical overview

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a high-energy crop and one of the most nutritious fruits in the tropics and subtropics. Date palm is rich in sugars; palmitic and organic acids; linoleic, lauric, myristic, and other fatty acids; vitamins A, B1, B2, and traces of...
Myrrh In The Bible

Myrrh In The Bible

Myrrh a consituent of the Holy Anointing Oil was valued not just as perfume but also for its use in medicine. Romans, Egyptians, Greek, and the Chinese used Commiphora myrrha as medicine. Written references to myrrh as a perfume and herbal medicine date back to...
Holy Herbs: Myrrh In The Bible

Holy Herbs: Myrrh In The Bible

This is one of the four herb ingredients in the Holy Anointing Oil. Myrrh is the aromatic gum or resin that exudes from the stems and branches of more than 150 species in the Commiphoragenus of the Burseraceae family (e.g., Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora...
Herbs In Religious Texts

Herbs In Religious Texts

Rock paintings in France, India, and other parts of the world show prehistoric humans interacting with nature. These paintings from the Stone Age date from 30000 years ago in Africa to 3300 BC (the start of the Bronze Age) in eastern Asia. They show wood, nuts,...