The elderberry flower, whose traditional name is 'Sambucus nigra L', is from the family of adoxacaea. It grows in Anatolia, Europe, North Africa, and Asia. There are many types. Some species are trees, some species are herbaceous plants. The white flowers at the ends of the branches resemble lace. The scent of these elegant and delicate-looking flowers is also wonderful. The taste is first sweet and then bitter. Since ancient times, it has gained a considerable reputation in the history of humanity not only for its visual beauty and legendary scent but also because of its healing properties. The Egyptians used the elderberry flower in the treatment of burns.
Corn, whose Latin name is 'Zea mays', is from the family of wheatgrass. Its homeland is South America. It grows in Anatolia and Black Sea regions in our country. It likes humid, warm climates. Although it is usually planted in June and harvested in September, the harvest time may be earlier depending on the regions. It is an annual, monoecious cereal plant. Its body is hard and upright. The sessile leaves are broad, long, hairy on the upper surface, glabrous on the lower surface, and cover the base and the stem in a sheath. The flowers that open in June or August are covered with leaflets called husk. Corn kernels are light or dark yellow, brown or reddish in color.
Licorice root, whose Latin name means 'sweet root', 'Glycyrrhiza glabra', is from the legumes family. Its homeland is Europe and Asia. It grows in the Southeastern Anatolia region of our country. It is famous for its bluish-purple flowers. It is a perennial bushy herb that grows especially on the sandy banks of streams and rivers. The root of the plant goes deep under the ground.
Myrtle plant, whose Latin name is 'Myrtus communis', is from the heather family. Its homeland is the Northern hemisphere. There are many species that grow in cool and mountainous regions of the world. It grows wild in the heath and forest areas of the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black Sea regions in our country. It is a perennial herb that never sheds its leaves in winter. In some regions, it is also known as Murt, Elduran, Zazak, Sakızağacı, Grafted Mersin, Tea Grape.
Marjoram, whose Latin name is 'Origanum majorona', is from the family of honeybabagiller. It is a plant of the Mediterranean basin. Various species grow wild in Thrace, Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean regions in our country. It is a perennial herb with a bushy appearance and fragrant, frequently found in arid and rocky areas. In some regions, it is also known as oregano, Oregano, or Mercan Köşkü.
Melissa, whose Latin name is 'Melissa Officinalis', is from the mint family. The name Melissa comes from the Greek word for 'bee'. Its homeland is South Africa and the Mediterranean basin. It grows wild in almost every region of our country. It is known for its lush greenery in all four seasons. It is a perennial herb with lemon scent. Tiny white flowers bloom towards the end of summer. It has a nice scent that gives people a feeling of calmness, lightness, and relaxation.
May Daisy, whose Latin name is 'Matricaria Recutita', is from the daisy family. Its homeland is Eastern Europe and Asia Minor. Today, it has spread to many parts of the world. It grows in natural conditions in Marmara, Aegean, Thrace, and Southwest Anatolia in our country. It is an annual herbaceous plant that blooms between May and August with white flowers representing elegance. The leaves have a slightly bitter and spicy flavor. Chamomile leaves are used in world cuisine to enhance both the appearance and flavor of salads. Daisies, which honeybees love very much, are the brightest and most striking face of the spring season.
Mate Leaf, whose Latin name is 'Ilex paraguariensis', is from the holly family. Its other name is 'Paraguay Stream'. Mate means pot. It is native to Paraguay and Uruguay. It is grown locally and commercially in sub-tropical South American countries such as northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and Bolivia. It is a perennial dwarf plant known for its evergreen foliage. The flowers are in very small bunches at the bases of the petioles.