Archive | April, 2015

BENEFITS OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA (DOGONYARO OR NEEM)

The use of medicinal plants for treating certain diseases and ailments has been on the increase from time immemorial. These plants are believed to be nature’s pharmacy to us and only require us to acknowledge their powerful abilities in tackling most diseases. Among these medicinal plants is the neem. Neem, botanically known as Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae) […]

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM)

What is basil herb (Ocimum basilicum)? Basil or sweet basil is a popular culinary herb botanically known as Ocimum basilicum of the family Lamiaceae (mint). Basil is an annual plant, which is originally from Asia before spreading to other parts of the world. Basil is a Greek word βασιλεύς (basileus), which literally means king. Basil, which […]

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SALMON FISH AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

Salmon is a popular oily fish species belonging to the family of Salmonidae. Salmon originated from the Pacific Ocean and North Atlantic ocean before migrating to other regions like Patagonia in South America and the Great Lakes of North America. Salmon are anadromous in nature being that they migrate to rivers from the sea to […]

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BENEFITS OF OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM (SCENT|NCHANWU|EFIRIN LEAF)

Are you aware of the immense benefits of Ocimum gratissimum (nchanwu leaf)? Researchers agree that this plant has several medicinal values that depend on certain active chemical substances. These active chemical substances are believed to have physiological impact on the human body.   Nchanwu or scent leaf, which is botanically known as Ocimum gratissimum is a tropical […]

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BENEFITS OF GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM (UTAZI)

Having a good understanding of some important plants, leaves and herbs around us is not only essential for maintaining a friendly atmosphere but as well as for maintaining a healthy body. The fact still remains that we oftentimes fail to come to terms that the plants, leaves and herbs around us are God’s own natural pharmacy to […]

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CASHEW NUTS: THE SUPER HEALTHY SNACK

Cashew nuts are the seeds of cashew apples from cashew tree that is botanically known as Anacardium occidentale. The tree originated from Brazil however it is presently grown in tropical regions such as the Ivory Coast, the Caribbean, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia and India. Cashew nuts are characteristically kidney-shaped in appearance and can be used for […]

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