Tag: Nature's Tonic

Often associated with Italy and other Mediterranean countries, basil is actually native to India. It found its way to the rest of the world via the spice route in ancient times. Its distinct taste, unique fragrance and phytonutrients make it a popular herb and a staple on most kitchen shelves. read more...
By Rama Ahuja
If you have a sweet tooth but also relish lip-smacking sour flavours, then tamarind (imli) is your saviour. This leguminous plant, indigenous to Africa (now increasingly grown in India), is a tropical species that thrives in hot temperatures. It is mostly cultivated for its edible pod-like fruit read more...
By Sanjana Barua