The most precious group of flowering plants all over the world are the orchids. Orchids belong to the family of Orchidaceae, which is the biggest family of the plant kingdom. Orchids, which are distinguished by their varying shapes, sizes and colours are mostly grown for ornamental and medicinal purposes.They are also a source of food and useful for several cultural practices. Among the numerous g
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Perfect spongy cupcakes are dense, spongy, moist, soft and very appetising. Once a cupcake is broken apart there should be presence of tiny air bubbles quite unlike muffins with large air bubbles. Cupcakes are also characterised with smooth texture and are super delicious.
Being one of the most essential and largest organs in our bodies, there is a need for us to adopt only the healthy habits that will keep our livers healthy at all times. Considering that many people have resorted to several unhealthy habits that could endanger the liver, it is high time such people started making a U-turn!But peradventure you are oblivious of certain common habits that could damag
Unroasted Green Coffee Beans Obesity has remained a major health concern all over the world due to the rising health-related issues it poses to humanity. This health condition is basically caused by the intake of high amount of calories especially diet high in simple carbohydrates, sugary, fatty and processed foods.The problem is not just consuming these types of unhealthy foods but the failure
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
Pink Rose Periwinkle Plants are highly valuable to humanity and the tremendous benefits they offer are certainly unfathomable. The fact still remains that most plants offer medicinal supports to tackle several ailments that tend to pose dangers to human beings. Furthermore, several biological and chemical active compounds are claimed to be present in most of these plants.Interestingly, most of t
Cocoa Pod A greater part of the world population, especially the developing countries depend so much on traditional medicines obtained from plants. Most of these medicinal plants are sources of food and means of tackling several chronic diseases. Interestingly, this has remained the key reason why there are several ongoing studies in this regard.No doubt plants are natural sources of several che
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
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
With the growing interest in an ethnomedicinal approach to health, diseases, and sicknesses, plants such as Garcinia gummi-gutta has attracted wide attention. This post sheds light on the nutritional values, benefits and uses of Garcinia gummi-gutta that could be of interest to you. But before delving into the aforementioned, let's have a little bit of introduction on what this amazing plant is al
When I eat my humble honey baked oats, I want crunchy tops with a moist inner texture, not too soft and not too hard, and obviously golden brownish in appearance. And then I keep measuring, adding and removing the recipe ingredients until I am totally satisfied with the outcome.
Teak Plantation All plants are useful to humanity but some plants are more useful than the others. Since time immemorial, most plants have been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. However, it is amazing to identify certain plants that are not only used for medicinal and culinary purposes but most importantly for construction purposes due to their durability. One of such plants that of
Tropical Almond Medicinal plants are continuously revolutionising the face of the earth through all the distinctive benefits they render. Most of these plants contain powerful active compounds that inhibit and cure several ailments. This has led to the increasing global demand for these nature’s gifts. Even though most of these plants are very close to us yet, it is so appalling that most of us
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
Carica Papaya Medicinal plants are highly important for the overall well-being of everybody owing to the numerous beneficial attributes derived from them. The amazing benefits of these plants are greatly dependent on the valuable chemical substances that offer countless essential physiological support to our body. Some of these key chemical compounds present in such medicinal plants include; phe
Nutmeg Seeds Just like several other spices in circulation, nutmeg is one of those flavourful food seasoners that never misses its place in the kitchen. The fragrance and aroma it renders and the colourful brownish twists it adds to food are just phenomenal. But apart from being a food condiment, it might also interest you to know that nutmeg is considered effective for tackling many ailments an
Red Onions Vegetables and fruits continue to play an integral role in our everyday living. Being an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make up a balanced diet. Furthermore, they contain numerous antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby protecting the body from harm caused by oxidative stress.The natural compounds such as flavonoids,
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