Garden leek


Garden leek

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Allium porrum L.

Arabic name(s)

Kurrath

English name(s)

Garden Leek

Order

Asparagales

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Genus

Allium L.

Species

Allium porrum L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Leek is an edible biennial plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Leek is one of the oldest cultivated plant; Dried specimens from archaeological sites in ancient Egypt.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) forbade eating of onions and leek. When we were overpowered by a desire (to eat) we ate them. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: He who eats of this offensive plant must not approach our mosque, for the angels are harmed by the same things as men. Sahih Muslim, book of prayers .

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

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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