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- palestine pistachio Grows up in the rough terrains and woods, it can mostly be found growing near the oak tree in natural woodlands of mountains and heels.
Palestine Pistachio, or as it commonly called - terebinth, is a Deciduous tree or shrub. The pistachio and oak tree are the main trees of Israel natural Groves. At spring time the leaves start blooming in red color afterwards they become greenish. At early winter, just before the fall they turn red again. The tips of the leaves are pointed; on the branches, usually grows large galls, in banana like-shape.The pistacia Resin is used in folk medicine against abdominal pain, for healing wounds, cure liver, relieving breath, heartburn, improve appetite, and against bleeding from the womb.
The terebinth fruit pulp becomes purplish at the peak of its ripening. In the Arab villages they prepare from this pulp a spice for seasoning different foods, and it even a supplement in their famous za'atar. Even nowadays we can find in Markets, of Hebron, Jerusalem, Nablus and Jericho, bags of roasted terebinth fruits that are sold for preparation of the spice.