In Saudi Arabia, there are many apothecary shops that sell a variety of products ranging from henna to herbs to incense to ointments and everything in between. The drawers behind the shopkeeper are all filled with different dried leaves, barks, herbs and spices that are natural remedies for various ailments or have health related benefits. One drawer I looked into had the leaves that aspirin is made from. Another contained a natural herb used for stomach distress. The bins in front of the shopkeeper also hold more seeds and herbs that are sold in bulk. This shop is located in a newer mall, but there are many small shops like this that are much more rustic that are located in the old souks of the city – very fascinating places.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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