Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

                  What we call them here in Nigeria

  • NEEM  Dongoyaro tree
  • BASIL Nchanwu Or  Effirin
  • HENNA  Lali (used mostly by northernmost for body art)
  • Tamarind  tsamia
  • Tumeric : ata Ile pupa ( orange looking ginger like)
  • Cayenne is Bawa
  • Chilli Shombo
  • Black pepper is iyere in Yoruba, Oziza in igbo
  • Thorny pigweed/prickly amaranth is tete eleegun in yoruba
  • Cam wood : Osun , Majigi , Ekui  and Uhie
  • Sulphate : Imi ojo
  • Green borreria or African Borreria : ewe Irawo ile

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