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In ancient China, the mandarin orange was given to public officials, called mandarins, whose orange robes had a similar color. Today, it continues to symbolize fortune and good luck. Citrus nobilis is one of the four main species of mandarin orange.
Calendula is popular for both its beautiful flowers and its soothing and healing properties - for which it has been known since ancient times. Its petals were also used as a condiment or colorant; indeed, it used to be known as "poor man's saffron".
On his expedition to Australia, Captain Cook boiled leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia to replace the famous English tea, and gave it the name "Tea tree". The essential oil extracted from tea tree leaves has come to the attention of scientists, and it has earned the name "the green gold of Australia".
Moringa provides many benefits, which are reflected in some of its many names around the world. The moringa tree is often considered a "tree of heaven" or "miracle tree". Moringa is also called the "horseradish tree" or "drumstick tree" due to the appearance of its fruits.
The genus name , "Commiphora" is derived from Greek words meaning "gum" and "carrier". Myrrh is a precious substance, renowned for thousands of years: in the ancient Egypt it was used to embalm the pharaohs and it was offered to the baby Jesus by the three wise.