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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS/HERBS FOR TREATING DIARRHEA

[embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_12_Treating_Diarrhea_with_plants.mp3[/embed] I suppose each and every one of us at some point in our lifetimes has suffered from diarrhoea! Maybe not the chronic type but probably the mild one. Kudos to you if you haven’t yet! You probably might be thriving in another planet! Addressing the issue of diarrhea has become an area of concern si

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HFB 12: Treating Diarrhea with Plants/Herbs

I refer to these medicinal plants as nature’s gift to mankind!The use of plants for treating diseases has become remarkably popular both traditionally and pharmaceutically. Interestingly, medicinal plants continue to play tremendous roles in human history. Ethnobotany, which is the scientific study of the traditional knowledge of use of plants for traditional, medical or religious purposes has bee

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INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF THE GENIPE FRUIT (GENIPS|SPANISH LIME|QUENEPA)

I was so captivated when my hubby and I bumped into this fruit at the shopping mall. We were prompted to take a closer look at it to know exactly what type of fruit it is and then we later interrogated the seller about this exotic fruit. One major statement from the seller that drew our attention to this fruit was that it is highly medicinal and can help to detox the stomach from toxins. We were w

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAGE SALVIA OFFICINALIS?

Sage Leaves This article titled - what do you know about Sage Salvia officinalis? is a good read for you and everybody around you. This is because it reveals some astonishing information you ought to be aware of about this distinctive herb. To a larger extent, medicinal and aromatic plants have long been classified as part of the essential components of a comprehensive health care ever since the

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15 WINNING FACTS ABOUT GINKGO BILOBA

Ginkgo Biloba Tree It is so fascinating how the world is filled with uncountable medicinal and miraculous plants that only require human beings to acknowledge how these plants could be of help. One of such plants is the Ginkgo biloba from the maidenhair tree. Ginkgo biloba is the only surviving species of the Ginkgophyta and is also known as gingko or ginko. In the late 1600s, Engelbert Kaempfer

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20 AMAZING BENEFITS OF LOPHIRA LANCEOLATA

There is no doubt that it will interest you to learn more about a particular plant whose almost every parts of the body including the stem, bark and leaves can be used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. The fact is that there are several plants in existence whose medicinal, nutritional and economic values have not yet been completely unraveled and are thus less exploited for human use. But

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35 EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS OF THE GOLDEN APPLE (BAEL)

The Golden Apple We are richly endowed with numerous beneficial plants and fruits that have significant health and global importance. Most of these plants and fruits exhibit both pharmacological and therapeutic impacts on both human and animal lives. These plants contain chemical compounds that help either directly or indirectly to prevent or treat diseases as well as to promote the healthy well

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23 POWERFUL HERBS FOR TREATING DEMENTIA

My experience in the health sector brought me closer to elderly people suffering from dementia. It baffles me a lot to see a full-fledged adult who at some point in his/her lifetime, totally forgets everything about life, especially what is happening at the present time. Such people rather intermittently remember what had happened countless years ago and then recognise such past event as if it is

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12 POWERFUL HERBS FOR TREATING SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION (IMPOTENCE)

Medicinal plants/herbs continue to play an intrinsic role in revolutionizing the management and treatment of sexual disorders in men. Male sexual dysfunction (SD), male impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a man’s inability to have or sustain a firm erection for sexual intercourse. Another form of sexual disorder is premature ejaculation (PE), which is when a man ejaculates semen shortly afte

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BENEFITS OF SMARTWEED (POLYGONUM HYDROPIPER)

Smartweed Medicinal plants play significant roles in promoting the livelihood of human beings and they will ever remain predominant in the pharmaceutical discoveries and inventions of new drugs for sustenance of human health. Apparently, these past years have recorded an increased structural diversity of molecules present in the plant kingdom from which most of the important compounds for new dr

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INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF NEWBOULDIA LAEVIS (OGILISI)

Newbouldia laevis (ogilisi) is a tropical plant belonging to the family of Bignoniaceae. It is among the most useful plants in Africa and grows up to 10 m height with a cauliflorous habit. It is an ever greenish plant with a height of approximately 7–8 m high in the west Africa and up to 20 m in Nigeria. The plant has a characteristics shiny dark green leaves with large purple flowers. Different A

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NO POINT GOING HALF WAY ON GINSENG

It is just amazing how we are surrounded by numerous plants  that provide  us  with virtually all the essential nutrients needed for healthy living. Apart from these beneficial nutrients, plants also provide us with  natural phytochemicals that are equally essential for the healthy functioning of the human bodies. So if this is the case, why do we sometimes fail to acknowledge and tap into all the

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35 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF RICINODENDRON HEUDELOTII (NJANGSA)

Ricinodendron heudelotii Ricinodendron heudelotii There is no doubt that we are blessed and surrounded by countless plants and trees that offer countless benefits to us. However, the call to action is for us all to regularly acknowledge these amazing plants so as to completely gain all the benefits they offer to us. One of such plants that is of great importance but yet under-utilized is the R

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18 DISTINCTIVE BENEFITS OF LAVENDER

You might have come across one or more aromatic plants before but if you think you haven’t, just be rest assured that you’ve indirectly done so even without you being aware. There are several aromatic plants in existence, both the naturally occurring ones and the artificially grown ones. Aromatic plants are cultivated mainly for producing essential oils, medicines, perfumes, toothpaste, cosmetics

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF MORINGA

Having a good understanding of the plants and herbs around us is very essential for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere as well as healthy body. The fact still remains that we oftentimes fail to acknowledge that the plants around us are God's own pharmacy to us. It is important to get acquainted with nature as well as the vital plants and herbs around us. To a larger extent, this will save us both t

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18 EYE-POPPING BENEFITS OF ARIDAN (TETRAPLEURA TETRAPTERA)

Over the past years, plants have become an indispensable source of food and medicine. To a larger extent, most people depend greatly on medicinal plants as an important source of remedy and treatment for most casual and life-threatening diseases. As a result, there is a growing demand all over the world for these medicinal plants. Aside from tackling diseases, people are resorting more to these me

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BENEFITS OF BITTER LEAVES (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

You might have heard or come across bitter leaves! It could be that you have used it at some point in your life either for preparing soups, dishes or for medicinal purposes. But if I may ask, do you know the reasons why adding bitter leaves (Vernonia amygdalina) to your diet is so important? This healer plant locally known as onugbu, is a very popular plant in the African continent but its popular

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CASHEW AND ITS AMAZING BENEFITS

From time immemorial, agriculture has been a crucial sector in the economy of most countries especially in the area of growing cash crops like palm kernels, rubber, cocoa, coffee, cotton, peanuts and cashew. These cash crops contribute immensely to the economy of these countries and one of such crops that I've picked interest to discuss with you is cashew. Apart from being a cash crop, cashew is a

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12 BREATHTAKING BENEFITS OF TERMITES

Hey, you mean termite? Is termite edible? Why would I eat termite? Are there any specific termite recipes? These and many more questions may be going on in your mind right now. Well, termite is edible but not all species. Yes, you can eat edible termite because it is safe to eat, it is nutritious and it is equally delicious. Some termite recipes and method of preparations are further discussed in

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10 MAGNIFICENT BENEFITS OF PSYLLIUM

Psyllium Plants have played and will continue to play significant roles towards influencing the upkeep of human beings. They have also become a mainstay in pharmaceutical discoveries and creation of drugs for human utilizations. Moreover, these past years have recorded an increase in the number of new drugs that have positively contributed to the well-being of human beings and much more are yet

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