Lentil


Lentil

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Lens culinaris Medik.

Arabic name(s)

Adas

English name(s)

Lentil

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae / Faboideae

Genus

Lens Mill

Species

Lens culinaris Medik.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Lentil is annual bushy herb with erect, semierect or spreading and compact growth habit.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Origin & Distribution: Lentil is indigenous to the near East and Central Asia. Lentil is one of major widespread cultivated plants in various regions around the globe.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

Adas is mentioned one time in the Holy Qur’an Allah the Most Sublime Says; “And remember ye said: “O Moses! we cannot endure one kind of food (always); so beseech thy Lord for us to produce for us of what the earth groweth, -its pot-herbs, and cucumbers, Its garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said: “Will ye exchange the better for the worse? Go ye down to any town, and ye shall find what ye want!” They were covered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themselves the wrath of Allah. This because they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah and slaying His Messengers without just cause. This because they rebelled and went on transgressing”. Surat Al-Baqara, verse# 61

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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