Form : Whole
Botanical Name : Vanilla planifolia
Usage : Vanilla is a plant. The bean (fruit) is commonly used to make flavoring, but it is also used to make medicine.
Vanilla beans are one of the
expensive non-pungent spices used especially as a flavoring agent in wide array of
sweet-drinks and confectionaries.
People take vanilla to treat intestinal gas and fever. They also use it to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
In foods and beverages, vanilla is a well-known flavoring, but it is
also added to foods to reduce the amount of sugar needed for sweetening.
Some people add vanilla to food to help stop tooth decay.