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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING DIABETES

Among the challenging health conditions that are increasingly affecting human beings is diabetes. This is a disease condition caused by a metabolic disorder of the body systems as a result of chronic high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). This sort of health challenge is often associated with disturbances in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate and protein thereby causing defects in insulin activities

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28 REASONS WHY YOU NEED BLACK SEED (NIGELLA SATIVA)

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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18 WINNING FACTS ABOUT PURPLE MANGOSTEEN

Purple Mangosteen Apart from edible purposes, certain fruits have been categorized as essentially useful for both medicinal, therapeutic and pharmaceutical purposes. Among these essential fruits is the Purple mangosteen, which is a tropical dark red to purplish fruit that is botanically known as Garcinia mangostana Linn. It belongs to the genus Garcinia, family of Guttiferae and popularly known

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18 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF JACKFRUIT

Jackfruits Fruits are considered to be the most essential components of a balanced diet for a healthy body. This is basically as a result of the nutritive, medicinal and protective effects they exhibit, which therefore calls for great attention by everyone to tap into them. Most of these fruits contain phytochemicals such as alkaloids, polyphenols, caretenoids, minerals and vitamins which have b

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BENEFITS OF COCOYAM (TARO|COLOCASIA ESCULENTA)

Cocoyam possesses high nutritional values when compared with others like cassava and yam, with substantial vitamin, mineral and proteinous contents. As a relatively well-known staple crop in the underdeveloped and developing countries, it can serve as a weaning food and its leaves are sometimes used as vegetables for cooking.Cocoyam belongs to the family of Araceae and some species include Xanthos

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12 KEY BENEFITS OF EGUSI MELON (CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS)

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

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14 OUTSTANDING BENEFITS OF RICE (ORYZA)

Rice Rice is one of my favourite dishes! Yes, I enjoy eating rice and I can confidently vouch that almost 85 percent of the world’s population are already on my bandwagon. I don’t know about you though,  :D  but if rice is part of your bread and butter, then you can equally support me on this note that rice dishes are so delectable and ever tempting to eat. Being one of the most consumed grains

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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 a great need for us to know about these essential plants, herbs and spices as they are qui

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BENEFITS OF FLUTED PUMPKIN (TELFAIRIA OCCIDENTALIS)

Presently, there has been an increasing awareness on the need for including more vegetables in our diet in order to maintain healthy body. To this date, several researchers have unraveled numerous reasons why increasing the rate of producing vegetables and fruit should increase tremendously, the need to include more fruit and vegetables in our diet and the unending benefits of eating more fruit an

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BENEFITS OF HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA (CHAMELEON PLANT)

Houttuynia cordata leaves One good thing I enjoy as a researcher is the privilege of identifying new things and learning new knowledge. The fact is that there are loads of amazing important leaves, herbs and plants all over the world that most of us have never ever tapped into or bothered to identify so as to tap into all the amazing benefits they can offer. One of such plants is the Houttuynia

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17 AWESOME BENEFITS OF THE TROPICAL ALMOND

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

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL

Overview of olives and olive oil Due to the rising awareness of healthy eating, researchers lay constant emphasizes on the importance of consuming olives and olive products due to their nutritive contents. The olive tree is historically known for its nutritional and medicinal values especially in countries such as Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and these values are not limi

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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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BENEFITS OF TARRAGON HERB

Tarragon What do you really know about the tarragon herb? Apparently, all you know about it is that it is used for garnishing food and that's it. What about the other key medicinal and industrial benefits attributed to this important plant? Read through this post to understand why this herb is highly important to us.Tarragon, botanically known as Artemisia dracunculus L. is a perennial herb of t

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11 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF ONION (ALLIUM CEPA)

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,

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ASTOUNDING BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED

Flaxseeds [embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_11_Health_Benefits_of_flaxseed.mp3[/embed] The use of herbal remedies for tackling diseases has been in existence since time immemorial. Several medicinal herbs and spices happen to be part of our everyday living. Interestingly, most of the natural sources of these herbal remedies serve as food and satisfy most of our numerous b

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BENEFITS OF PEANUTS (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA)

Peanuts botanically known as Arachis hypogaea belongs to the species of legume of the Fabaceae family (Feng et., al 2012). It is an annual plant growing approximately 30 to 50 cm tall which originated from Paraguay. They are known with other names such as ground nuts, monkey nuts or pygmy nuts.According to the Peanut Institute, peanuts are rich sources of vitamin E, niacin, copper, phosphorus magn

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YAY! UNBOXING CANON EOS 6D

 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO9PNYEgs1U[/embed]I can now confidently say that I am amazingly excited that I will henceforth be using Canon EOS 6D for my food photography. I just unboxed the Canon EOS 6D Camera and I am ecstatic.Ooh la la I am mmmmmm................. as in seriously dancing!Ask me why?Well, because I am finally unboxing my Canon EOS 6d. Yes, Yes, Yes!Sorry that I a

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MORE REASONS TO EAT MORE LEEK

Have you ever thought of including the best vegetables among equals in your meals? Think no further, because leek, being categorized as one of the world's healthiest vegetables is right about the answer. We don't need to worry so much about how to maintain a healthy body system once we adopt the habit of regularly including this healthy vegetable in our diets. So when you need some fresh leek vege

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18 WONDROUS BENEFITS OF PEPPER FRUIT DENNETTIA TRIPETALA

Plants have remained an integral source of food and nutrients for both humans and animals. We simply cannot survive without them! Interestingly, they are so close to us for our usage but unfortunately, we sometimes fail to acknowledge and utilise these plants properly as we ought to do. These plants contain several chemical compounds essential for the metabolic functioning of our body systems. Som

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