Medicinal Herbs Sinai

In the harsh landscape of Mt Sinai, plants protect themselves from the intense sunlight and foraging animals by deploying sophisticated chemical defence systems in their leaves and surface hairs.

With a resourcefulness born of the desert, the Bedouin have learnt how to exploit these chemical potencies in a rich herbal pharmacopoeia.

Stories: medicinal herbs

Galleries: Bedouin gardens; Bedouin life

Programmes: Bedouin gardens and Medicinal Herbs;Mt Sinai and Bedouin gardens