Archive | January, 2016

NEGRO PEPPER (UDA SEED) – AN EXCEPTIONAL SPICE

Spices are natural plants or vegetable mixtures such as seeds, leaves, barks, flowers, buds or roots that are used either whole, crushed or in powdered form mainly for seasoning, boosting, flavoring or adding aroma to the taste of food. From time immemorial, human beings rely immensely on spices as the key ingredient for preparing and […]

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FINGERROOT AND ITS EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

In this day and age, much attention is drawn towards the regular use of plants, herbs and spices in an attempt to benefit from all their medicinal, therapeutic and culinary attributes. There are countless of these beneficial nature’s gifts but the question is how often do you bother to tap into them? There is great […]

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BENEFITS OF OLAX SUBSCORPIODEA OLIV. (OLACACEAE)

Medicinal plants play a significant role in human health as they make an awesome substitute for orthodox medicine. Olacaceae is one of such medicinal plants that is often used in folk medicine mostly for giving relief from inflammatory pain. Pain is a discomfort feeling caused as a result of disease or injury. Olacaceae contains antinociceptive […]

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BENEFITS OF CANARIUM SCHWEINFURTHII (AFRICAN ELEMI)

Complementary medicine has become a mainstay in today’s health care system and many people are continuously relying on herbal plants and fruits to accomplish their elementary health care needs. Canarium schweinfurthii Engl., which is popularly known as African elemi, canarium, ube osa, mpafu, kenari or mbani is such a tropical tree that is highly beneficial to human […]

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