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Bourbon geranium was first introduced into Madagascar. In 1870, it was introduced by Boisjoly Potier into Réunion, where it helped boost the island's economy. It is one of the six varieties of pelargonium cultivated for their essential oil and grouped under the name of Rose Geranium. The name "Pelargos" comes from the Greek for stork and refers to the shape of the fruit, which looks like a stork's bill.
"True chamomile" is the most well-known and widely used wild chamomile. It grows naturally in North America and Australia, and is also found in abundance in central Europe, where it is very popular, hence its name "German chamomile". These days, it is grown in eastern Europe, the Balkans and South America. It is also called "matricaria chamomile", from the Latin "matrix" (womb, uterus), which refers to its use as an emmenagogue. It stands out from other types of chamomile with its hollow flower receptacle.
Ginger, which is grown mainly for its rhizome, is one of our most ancient spices. The name "ginger" originates from the Sanskrit word "shringavera," which means "horn-shaped." Its shape also suggests its ability to relieve stomach ailments, according to the Doctrine of Signatures.