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10 REASONS WHY BITTER KOLA IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

Are you aware of the 10 reasons why bitter kola is highly sought after? This article unravels some important information about this amazing plant. Garcinia kola is a flowering plant that belongs to the Guttiferae or Clusiaceae family. Popularly known as bitter kola, Garcinia kola grows mainly in the rain forests region of west Africa such as Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Congo,

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT KOLA NUTS

Kola nuts Medicinal plants have become mainstay and will continue to play significant roles in influencing the livelihood of human beings. They also tend to play tremendous roles towards pharmaceutical discoveries and drugs creation for human consumption. It is apparent that the past years have recorded an increased structural diversity of molecules present in the plant kingdom from which some o

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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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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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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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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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Bitter Leaf Soup

Bitter leaf soup is a very special and delicious African soup. Although some people find the soup challenging to cook but on the contrary, it is not.

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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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THE FEAST OF PASSOVER AND THE SEDER MEAL

Origin of Passover Seder The feast of Passover or the feast of Pesach is a vital biblical Jewish festival celebrated by the Jewish people to commemorate the period of time when Yahweh (God) set them free from slavery in the land of Egypt through their leader known as Moses. The festival is observed to memorialize the Exodus story of the children of Israelite recorded in the biblical book of Exodus

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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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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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12 EXCITING BENEFITS OF ALLIGATOR PEPPER

Quick Quiz!!!Have you ever heard of an alligator pepper?Have you ever seen the alligator pepper?Have you ever used the alligator pepper?Okay! Peradventure you don't have a clue about this awesome spice, what about its close relative ~ grain of paradise?If yes, kudos! Otherwise, you are definitely missing out on this amazing gift of nature. But before shedding light on some amazing things you stand

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BENEFITS OF GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM (UTAZI)

Having a good understanding of some important plants, leaves and herbs around us is not only essential for maintaining a friendly atmosphere but as well as for maintaining a healthy body. The fact still remains that we oftentimes fail to come to terms that the plants, leaves and herbs around us are God's own natural pharmacy to us. It is fundamental to understand why it is important to get acquain

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HERE'S WHY SCARLET EGGPLANT IS GOOD FOR YOU

How often do we pay closer attention to the fruits and vegetables around us? Do we know the essence of consuming fruits/vegetables and what benefits our bodies can derive from them? Having a good knowledge of such fruits and vegetables around us is not only important for satisfying our insatiable hunger but equally essential for determining how they can contribute to a healthier us. However, it is

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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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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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19 POWERFUL MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS

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

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USEFULNESS OF AUBERGINE

Aubergine botanically known as Solanum melongena and commonly referred to as eggplant or garden egg belongs to the nightshade family of bitter apple S. incanum. It is a tender tropical perennial crop measuring at least 16 to 57 inches tall, with broad lobed leaves, which are up to 4–8 inches long and 2–4 inches broad. It has a spiny stem with a white to purple flower, bearing five lobed corolla an

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BREADFRUIT PORRIDGE RECIPE

Spice up your taste buds and try this breadfruit porridge recipe. The finished product is such a delectable dish you can't afford to miss. Give it a try and I bet you will love 'em......

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HFB 7: Health Benefits of Egusi melon seeds

Egusi seed still remains a popular food plant consumed especially by our African folks to complement starchy food such as fufu, eba, akpu, pounded yam etc. Interestingly, several researchers have pointed out that egusi is healthful and beneficial for the healthy functioning of our bodies.Egusi seed is botanically known as Citrullus colocynthis (Curcurbita citrullus L. or Citrullus lanatus Thumb.)

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