Other Names: Wheat germ
Scientific Names: Triticum aestivum
Chinese names: Fu xiao mai
Bangladesh names: Gom
Arabic names: قمح (qameh)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate Number of Species Known:
Common Parts Used: Seed
Height: upto 4 feet or more
Description: (please note: this is the general characteristics – colour, flavor etc)
Herb Name: Wheat
Other Names: bread wheat
Latin Name: Triticum aestivum
Common parts Used: seed
Wheat is world wide cultivated grass. The wheat is the most eaten cereal in the world. It belongs to the family Gramineae. It is mostly cultivated in beds.
Wheat seed is cooked and used in different items. But the seed is crushed into flour for use. The flour is used to make bread, pasta, cakes and biscuits.
The stem especially young stem are used for the treatment for gastric distress. The ashes of stem are used to remove blemishes. The seed is considered to have hormones which stimulate fertility in women. The seed of wheat is also used to treat sore throats and abdominal coldness. Wheat is also used for constipation. The wheat has also considered to have anticancer properties.