A shy summer visitor, the corncrake now only nests in the more peaceful meadowlands of the rural north and west – driven from its former range by increasingly mechanized farming.
On warm summer evenings at the turn of the century, the monotonous, rasping crek crek of the elusive country folk, so numerous were these birds. Large numbers of shy visitor from Africa would arrive to make their summer home among thick stands of grass and rough vegetation throughout Britain. But during the last 70...
Herbal Beverages Sabparod Toei Hom Pandanus
Scientific Name:Ananas comosus Merr.
Other names:Sabparod lai (Krungthep ) Lingthong (Petchboon) Kanoonthong, Yanaad Yaannaad (The Centeral Part) Sabparod (Ranong )Makhanaad, Manaad (The Northern Part ) Bornaad (Chiangmai ) Nae (Karen – Mae Hongsorn) Naesaa (Karen - Taak) Maakgaeng (Ngiew – Mae Hongsorn ) Maanya (Khmer)
TrunkA kind of plant whose life cycle is not short has a short stalk of about 1-3 feet high. There are no...
Herbal Beverages Takhrai And Krajieb
Takhrai (Lemon Grass, Lapine) Cymbopogon citatus Stapf Family: GRAMINAE Other Names: Takhrai Gang (The Central Part ) Jakrai (Tha Northern Part) Loekroei Hawwartapo (Karen-Mae Hangsorm ) Krai Pilek (The Southern Part) Huakaising (Khmer-Prachin ) Cherdkroei (Khmer-Surin)
As foods Fresh lemon grass is used as flovoring are seasoning Ingredients for sour soups (tom yam ) and salads(yam)as well as juice. Food value The plant consists of sweet vaporized oil, and if extracted, will give...
Herbal Beverages Farang Matoom
Scientific Name: PIsidium guajava Linn.
Other Names:Sida (Nakornprathom) Maguoiga Mamuun (The Northern Part) Maguoi (Chiangmai (Majeen (Tak) Yaring (Lawaa – Chiangmai ) Magaa (Mae Hongsom) Yaa moo, Yamu (The Southern Part )Joompo (Surattanee) Chompuu (Pattanee) Yamubutae – panya (Malay – Naratiwas) Pakgia (Taejiew Chinese)
Trunk A small- sized perennial tree with its smooth bark scattered with light brown spots. Young branches are in...
The Layout of the Village Thailand Part 2
Enjoying the respect and prestige of a democratically elected official, the ideal village headman preserves social harmony by skilfully settling minor disputes, carefully ensuring that neither party feels cheated or loses face. He gives sympathetic attention to complaints and initiates various co-operative undertakings like maintaining the temple grounds, schools, roads and irrigation ditches. Finally, the pu-yai-ban acts as village recorder keeping birth and death records and speaking...
Tea Herbal Tea
Tea, a drink made from herbs, could be divided into two types. First is the tea made from green tea leaves. Second, is the one made from other parts of herbal plants including petals, fruits, bark or roots. To make a cup of tea, we use heating water to bring out certain characters of herbs in a brief period. Thus it helps us avoid an excessive amount of natural chemicals, and at the same time, reserve nice aroma and taste.
Western countries are becoming more fond of herbal beverage. As...
More than 500 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Indian Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained Enlightenment and founded the great Eastern religion, Buddhism. Gradually spreading through Asia,
Buddhism became the dominant spiritual force in Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia, Ceylon, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Korea and Japan, where it was responsible for moulding attitudes, tempering morality, colouring customs and inspiring some of the world's finest art,...
Thai Dishes Central Part And South
The Central Part
Tamlyn (a kind of creeping plant of which its green leaves and tops are edible) is the vegetable Queen of the central region. The cool flavor of the Tamlyn’s leaves and creeping stems cooked as food help relieve heat in the summer time.
1. Nam Prig Maakhaan Sod (Fresh Tamarind Chilli Paste )
Vegetables to be taken with:
Parboied vegetables are Tamlyn, the tops of Maafaak Kaew(a kind of green melon), Maa Kwaeng ji, grilled young Paekaa pods (Kinds of pods from the Paekaa...
Sukhothai The Dawn Of Happiness Part 2
Ramkamhaeng’s cordial relations with China secured hi snorthern borders and kept the fragmented but nonetheless power-full Khmer kingdoms perpetually off-balance; Sukhothai’s role as a regional counter-force to the Khmers had full Chinese approval and the Thais’ friendly relations with China undoubtedly inhibited ambitious Khmer commanders from unleashing invasion forces into the Thai heartland.
Ramkamhaeng twice visited the Chinese court and in 1300 imported Chinese artisans to produce...
Herbal Beverages Taan
Taan (Palmyra Palm, Lontar Plam, Pan Palm, Brab Palm)
Scientific Name:Borassus flabellifer Linn.
Other Names:Tanntanoad, Taanyai (The Central Part) Taang (Chiangmai-Karen-Taak) Toowthoo (Karen-Mae Hongsorn) Taan (Shan-Mae Hongsorn) Noad (The Southern Part ) Tanaaw (Khmer)
Trunk A perennial tree is about 30 metres high. The trunk which is long and tapering does not produce any branch. The husk contains hard splinters.
Leaves A Taan leaf has a single,...