Nigella sativa Flower Medicinal plants remain a great source of both edible and therapeutic means of livelihood for us since time immemorial. Most of these plants are used as herbal traditional medicines and even as allopathic medicines for treating various diseases and certain health-related conditions. Some of these plants are equally used as spices for flavouring and spicing up food for good
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Introduction Constipation is a medical condition of the digestive system which causes an individual to form solid stool that is very painful and hard to get rid of. In very severe cases, the faecal elimination can lead to severe bowel obstruction which is followed by bloatedness or feeling of fullness. Constipation affects people of all ages and people can suffer from it at any time of their lifet
Fennel, botanically known as Foeniculum vulgare is a flowering plant that belongs to the celery family Umbelliferae or Apiaceae. This vegetable is closely related to coriander, carrots, parsley and dill. Foeniculum vulgare is a perennial herb that has a characteristics feathery leaves and yellow flowers with a Mediterranean origin. Fennel possess strong anti-oxidizing, anti-bactericidal, anti-infl
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
[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
Egusi Melon Seeds [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_7_Health_Benefits_of_Egusi_melon_seeds.mp3[/embed] What is your favourite soup condiment?Though not my favourite soup condiment but I know countless people that enjoy egusi soup to bits. On a scale of 1 to 5, I’ll rate my hubby Iyke, on a scale of 5 because he dearly enjoys this soup. Well, my favourite still remains the
Mung Beans Even though legumes are such a popular staple food, yet most of us are oblivious of the tremendous benefits this food class can offer to us. Besides, notwithstanding the increasing awareness to make this class of food a part of our daily diet, yet several people are still ignorant of what they stand to gain by simply eating legumes. It is very heartbreaking that certain individuals, e
Growing up, my dearest mummy won't cook egusi melon soup without adding osu (truffle). The amazing taste and texture osu adds to soup is just remarkable and as such, it became an ingredient we never wanted to miss out in certain dishes especially egusi soup.While my family and I were busy enjoying the delectable flavor and texture this priceless jewel offers, scientists and researchers were equall
Spanakopita is translated to spinach & cheese herb pie. I have been making this recipe for many many years, and my grandmother passed down the recipe to me. This appetizer is traditional in Greece, and now a days you will find many different versions of this recipe.
Lahmacun Turkish pizza is such a spicy, healthy, easy to make, cheap and super tantalising quickie snack you would always want to enjoy at all times. Packed with assorted nutritious ingredients, it is such a dish that never disappoints! Why not give the recipe a try NOW!!!
Fenugreek From time immemorial, spices have been a household name because they are normally used for seasoning, flavoring and boosting the taste of our meals. Interestingly, spices can also be beneficial to us in other ways apart from food flavouring, to improve our health as well as serve for medicinal purposes. However, it is a great concern that many people are still oblivious of the numerous
This sweet tamarind sauce is indeed a winning homemade sauce. Packed with tangy flavour and distinctive aroma that you definitely cannot beat any time. Check out the recipe and give it a try, I bet it will turn out to be one of your all times favourite homemade sauce.
How do you make your own curry vegetable rice recipe? Do you just add your rice into the pot with water and start cooking or do you wash, cook for few minutes, rinse again before finally cooking it till it gets done? Basically, I make sure I cook briefly, rinse and then finally cook till done. Find out how from this recipe.
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
Watercress [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_9_Health_Benefits_of_water_cress.mp3[/embed] Several plants and herbs have been classified as functional foods and one of such plants is watercress. This green vegetable is regarded as a functional food because it contains several health promoting properties. Functional foods offer similar benefits as medicines, which suggests
Simply Organic Curry Powder Certified Organic, 3-Ounce Bottle Pack of 1 x 3-Ounce Its a unique blend of spices It is organically made Organic coriander, organic turmeric organic mustard, organic cumin organic fenugreek, organic paprika, organic cayenne, organic cardamom organic nutmeg, organic cinnamon and organic cloves.
If I may ask, can you count the number of spices in the whole wide world or better still the ones you are acquainted with? I can count quite a lot of which the ehu seeds (Monodora myristica) are part of them. Monodora myristica is a perennial plant that belongs to the family of Annonaceae and its seeds are an aromatic spice that acts as a local nutmeg substitute. Monodora myristica, which is popul
I grew up hearing so much about cotton! Yes, I can still remember vividly how my teacher would always remind my classmates and I that our school uniforms were all made from cotton. Initially, I had my doubts on how fabrics such as school uniforms and other forms of clothing can be made from a common plant. Mmmmmmmm..... Well, I urge you not to blame me because that was what my brain could grasp at