Growing up, my dear mummy rarely cooked egusi melon soup without boosting it with some ground osu (truffle). The amazing taste and texture osu adds to soup are just phenomenal and as such, it became an ingredient we never wanted to miss out in certain dishes especially the egusi soup. While my family and I were busy […]
Have you ever tasted Kombucha? If you’ve not, then you are missing out on an energetic beverage that is essential for the healthy functioning of your body. So what is kombucha? Kombucha is a beverage extracted from dried or ground kombu, which is an edible kelp that belongs to the Laminariaceae family. This refreshing drink […]
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 […]
These recent years have recorded an increased number of products being marketed as weight loss pills to curb excessive weight. Having been approached by some folks regarding these pills, a major concern is if these weight loss pills actually do what they are proclaimed to do? One phenolic compound that is widely acclaimed to aid weight […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are surrounded by countless plants that have remained our ultimate source of food, nutrients and biological active molecules. Without mincing words, plants offer us several remarkable values apart from being a food and nutrient source. Owing to their availability, socio-cultural, nutritional, therapeutic and medicinal attributes, plants are just impeccably essential for the survival of […]
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 […]
Plants have remained an ultimate source of foods, spices, and medicines for the larger population of the world. They are so priceless that we cannot survive without them. Interestingly, these nature’s gifts to humanity are easily available and affordable for attaining our basic needs. Moreover, they contain several chemical compounds needed for the healthy functioning […]
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