Hello Blog fam!
Hope y’all are doing great. Did you know that some of the very expensive IMPORTED green herbal teas we buy is non-other than leaves of the moringa trees we use to fence and beautify our houses or even feed our goats with???
Or that the curry powder we know is a blend of different spices??? The most confusing which I’m still unsure of is that Basil leaves which we mostly get from supermarkets is actually dried Scent leaves a.k.a Nchuawun / Efinrin!!! :s
|Scent Leaves a.k.a Nchuawun or Ahimu (Igbo), Efinrin (Yoruba)|
I don’t know how true that is but a lot of people seem to agree with that. I’ve come to a conclusion that we’ve got most herbs, spices and plants in Nigeria but since they go by different names due to the diverse tribes and ethnic groups, they’ve been lost in translation. Please share any Herbs, spices, or plants whose local and foreign names you know. If you know their uses please share also. We’d love to be enlightened.
English Name: West African pepper
Scientific Name: Piper guineese
Ingredients & Condiments:::
1. Local Name: Okpei (Igbo)
English Name: Locust Beans (fermented)