English names of popular Yoruba herbs

What are Yoruba herbs and their English names? How to translate mint leaves from English into Yoruba? How would it be cayenne pepper in Yoruba? Continue with this article to get more answers.

Yoruba herbs and their English names

There are four major languages in Nigeria. These are English (official language), Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo. Yoruba is a popular language in Nigeria and Benin. Presently, over 32 million of people speak this language. Moreover, plenty of communities in Africa, Asia, and Europe also use Yoruba as their primary language.

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Based on this, Nigerians are faced with the situation when they need to know Yoruba herbs and their English names. Yoruba cuisine is very delicious and tasty one. However, while reading local Yoruba recipes, we often do not understand the meaning of many herbs.

Moreover, traditional Yoruba medicine is considered one of the most healing one. Thus, many Nigerians often need to know English translation for Yoruba medicinal herbs.

Traditional Yoruba medicine

Therefore, in this article, you will find the most popular English names of Yoruba herbs.

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Yoruba herbs and their English names

  • Mint leaf in Yoruba – Ewe minti
Mint leaf in Yoruba
  • Spinach in Yoruba – Efo tete
Spinach in Yoruba
  • Parsley leaf in Yoruba – Effirin
Parsley leaf in Yoruba

Yoruba herbs and their English names

  • Cayenne pepper in Yoruba – Ata gun gun

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Cayenne pepper in Yoruba
  • Yoruba name for cinnamon – Oloorun
Yoruba name for cinnamon
  • Turmeric powder in Yoruba – Atale pupa
Turmeric powder in Yoruba
  • Basil in Yoruba – Basil
Basil in Yoruba
  • Bay leaf in Yoruba – Bay bunkum

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Bay leaf in Yoruba
  • Marjoram in Yoruba – Efo Ewuro
Marjoram in Yoruba
  • Celery in Yoruba – Seleri
Celery in Yoruba

Yoruba herbs and their English names

Now you know top 10 Yoruba herbs and their English names. All mentioned above plants are widely used in culinary worldwide. Thus, understanding the translation of these herbs, it will not be difficult for you to cook some traditional and tasty Yoruba dish.

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