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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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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INCLUDE FENNEL IN YOUR DIET?

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

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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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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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PARSLEY

Parsley botanically known as Petroselinum crispum, a specie of Petroselinum belongs to the family of Apiaceae (Mangkoltriluk et., al. 2005). It is popularly cultivated as a herb, spice or vegetable. Parsley originated from central Mediterranean region before spreading to Europe and other parts of the World.Parsley grows as a green biennial plant in the temperate regions or as annual herb in subtro

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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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21 MAGNIFICENT BENEFITS OF WATERCRESS

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

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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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ALL ABOUT NUTMEG - IT'S USES, BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

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

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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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BENEFITS OF CHAKRI PHOOL (STAR ANISE)

There are several spices all over the world and it is widely presumed that everyone knows the reasons for using spices, their culinary benefits but most unlikely, their medicinal purposes. The fact still remains that we often times are only interested in satisfying our hunger quest but do fail to understand the prevailing health benefits of such food and inclusive of spices. This post is focused o

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18 FASCINATING BENEFITS OF METHI KE DANE (FENUGREEK)

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

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THE IMPACTS OF BAY LEAF ON HEALTH

Having a good understanding of certain herbs around us that are capable of maintaining a friendly atmosphere as well as boosting our health, should remain an utmost concern to us all. I have no doubt that it will interest you to know more about a popular aromatic and yet healthy herb that can be used for both medicinal and culinary purposes.I enjoy spicing my food with assorted herbs and I usually

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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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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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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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