Ethnobotany

  1. The use of lavender in Al-Andalus

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    With its purple spikes, lavender seduces both bees and people through its never-ending rectilinear furrows, which resemble a purple [...]

  2. The ziziphus of the Limit

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  3. The etymological meaning of the word bedouin

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    The word Bedouin (bedw) is referred to the habitants of Badia (al-badia), a place where it is possible to [...]

  4. The only living Sahabi

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    The last Sahabi alive. The last good fellow alive. This is how they call this tree located in the [...]

  5. The importance of the biodiversity in Islam

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    The diversity and variety of species are often mentioned in the Qur’an. And it is the same for the [...]

  6. Andalusi pharmacopeia recipe

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    Pharmacopeia is a science that becomes more developed in al-Andalus. In the complex recipes appears a large number of [...]

  7. Flowers of the andalusi garden

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    Source: Exhibition “The andalusi garden”. Islamic Culture Foundation.
    JASMINE (Jasminum officinale L.)
    Called yasamin [...] in al-Andalus. Shrub of very

  8. Flowers of al-Andalus

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    ROYAL ROSEBAY (Nerium oleander L.) In al-Andalus, dafla. [...] It is a toxic shrub, although considered ornamental due to its

  9. A henna’s recipe

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    When travelling from oasis to oasis in the southern Maghreb, it is not unusual to find crops of alfalfa [...]

  10. The sugar’s crops in al-Andalus

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    From the book “El enigma del agua en al-Andalus”, [...] by Cherif Abderrahman Jah. Published by Lunwerg
    “…A number of

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