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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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Pumpkin Seed Bread Recipe

If you are considering a new bread recipe to add to your list of favourite recipes, then it's high time you tried this pumpkin seed bread recipe. Not difficult to make at all and yet super delicious.

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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 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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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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15 WORTHY BENEFITS OF WATERLEAF (TALINUM TRIANGULARE)

Waterleaf Assuming that nature never offered us any sort of vegetations such as vegetables, plants, trees, how could we have survived? Could there have been other alternatives? There are no doubts that vegetables continue to play important roles in our survival ~ supplying our bodies with essential nutrients that are necessary for our wellbeing. Several vegetables all over the world serve as bot

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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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REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF CASSAVA

Cassava Tubers Over the years, plants have remained an indispensable part of our lives. Yes, you can bet me on this because without plants, life will not be complete. Plants play essential role in the cycle of nature because life depends greatly on them, for example, plants provide us food, medicine, shelter, fragrance, clothing, flavours and fresh air. Being an integral source of food, photosyn

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Roasted Pointed Sweet Peppers With Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pointed sweet peppers with pumpkin seeds is a very savoury and healthy snack for both the kids and adults. We know that buying snacks can be quite expensive most times, that's why I decided to create this simple snack recipe. Sweet pepper botanically known as Capsicum Annuum is a vegetable which originated from the tropical and subtropical regions of Central America. The pointed sweet pepper can be red, orange or yellow in appearance but the more common one is the red sweet one with an exceptional sweet flavour. Sweet peppers can be used for various cuisines and for any dish depending on an individual's preference. The pointed sweet pepper recipes is easily made by roasting the peppers and garnishing with pumpkin seeds for good taste.

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BENEFITS OF REDROOT PIGWEED

Redroot Pigweed The unavoidable plant groups of any agricultural lands are weeds. Weeds reduce crop performance through their allelopathic effects whereby they release certain substances into the environment that inhibit plants growth. Among the long lists of weeds is the redroot pigweed, which is botanically known as Amaranthus retroflexus. Pigweed is an annual green vegetable that exhibits the

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CUCUMBER, LETTUCE, TOMATO, BASIL AND PARSLEY SALAD

This cucumber, lettuce, tomato, basil and parsley salad is such a refreshing and nutritious salad that will definitely sooth your tastebud anytime, any day. Crunchy, tasty and nutritious; this is such an all rounder salad dish for everyone.

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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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OGIRI OKPEI (CASTOR SEED) - AN AROMATIC SEASONING TO SPICE-UP YOUR MEALS

Hi friends,Where do I just start from? Well, let me start by asking if you've ever eaten any tasteless meal? Yes I've had some unlucky occasions when I ate some tasteless meals and I have no doubts you too must have experienced such. Food tastelessness can be as a result of using the wrong ingredients or possibly using the right ingredients but with the wrong cooking methods. Whichever one still l

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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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UMA LEAVES MOI MOI

Moi moi is a popular protein-rich Nigerian dish that is distinctively delicious. There is everything you need to know about this uma leaves moi moi recipe because it's been around for quite a while now and I've actually got around trying it before.

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28 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF THE BAMBOO PLANT

Bamboo Trees Every country has had at one time in its history a type of highly valued plant! Interestingly, certain plants can be utilised as both food, herbal medicines or for other essential purposes. As a result, it is always good to identify everything we can benefit from these nature's gifts to us.So if you are still on this page, you are probably keen to understand some important facts abo

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GNETUM AFRICANUM (ERU|OKAZI LEAF)

Gnetum Africanum Leaves This article focuses on unravelling some interesting facts about Gnetum Africanum (okazi leaf). Green leafy vegetables remain an important part of human diet in the universe and these vegetables contribute immensely to the well-being of human race. Okazi or afang leaf, botanically known as Gnetum Africanum is a climbing leafy vegetable that belongs to the family of Gnetac

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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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18 REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF TEAK

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

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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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