The artichoke leaf, whose Latin name is "Cynara scolymus", is from the daisy family. Its homeland is Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. It grows naturally in the Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean regions of our country. The hard body of the artichoke is corrugated and quite strong. It is a perennial herbaceous plant with long, oval, and segmented leaves without sessile leaves. It is a candidate to decorate the tables with its different taste and suitability for almost all kinds of vegetables and meat: Artichokes with chicken, artichokes with carrots, artichoke salad, artichokes, artichokes with olive oil, artichokes pizza… In short, artichokes freely display their taste in almost all kinds of dishes.
Echinacea, whose Latin name is 'echinacea Angustifolia, is from the daisy family. Its homeland is America. It is a perennial herb, also known as hedgehog grass, hedgehog head, purple hedgehog head, Samson root in some regions of our country. The Echinacea flower, which grows by dividing into multiple branches around a cluster, consists of petals arranged around a circular axis. The color of these leaves varies from yellow to orange and purple.
The root of Eğir, whose Latin name is 'Acorus calamus', is from the gentian family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows in streams and stagnant water beds. It is native to North America and India. It grows in natural conditions on the edge of Sapanca, Yeniçağa, Beyşehir and Eğirdir lakes in our country. The root of Eğir, whose other names are Azakeri and Hazanbel, has been used in Anatolia since ancient times.
Hibiscus, whose Latin name is "Malva Vulgaris", grows almost everywhere in the world except the poles with its nearly 1500 species. It likes seasides, swamps, near rivers and damp environments. It is in the family of hibiscus. This perennial and herbaceous plant is widely grown in almost all parts of Turkey. It is a plant that has been used by many cultures as a vegetable since ancient Greek and Roman times.