Tag Archives: Medicinal Plants

Nutrition Facts and Information about Watermelon


Nutritional Value of WatermelonThis king sized fruit certainly is loaded with the power of quenching your thirst and meeting your physiological needs for nutrients. Just in case you are only thinking of savoring the fruit content, may we let you know that in China even the rind left is either pickled or stir fried to make it a delicious serving. …

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Benefits Of Datura


  Habitat: Common in Northwestern Himalayas and foot hills on dry slopes up to 1800 m altitude. Datura is 30 to 150 cm tall, with erect, forking and purple stems. The leaves are large, 7 to 20 cm long and have irregular teeth a la oaks. The flowers are one of the most distinctive characteristics of datura. They open and …

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Benefits and uses of Fleawort seed

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 Benefits and uses of Fleawort seed Fleawort seed is the seed from either of  two types of plantain known officially as Plantago Psyllium  or dark Psyllium and Plantago Indica  or black Psyllium, both belonging to the same family and both normally found growing around the Mediterranean sea. The plantain is a low and vertically growing annual herb with narrow, long leaves. …

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The health benefits of cayenne pepper


The health benefits of cayenne pepper The health benefits of cayenne pepper or mirchi include weight loss, good digestion, strong immunity, good blood circulation, treatment of heart diseases, dyspepsia, inflammation, headache, and throat congestion. Cayenne pepper belongs to the Capsicum family and its botanical name is Capsicum annuum. It is the red or green chili pepper that is used to …

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The health benefits of carrot


The health benefits of carrot The health benefits of carrot include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off certain cancers and many others. Most of the benefits of carrot can be attributed to its beta carotene and fiber content. This root, which has a scientific name of Daucus Carota, is a good source of antioxidant agents as well. Carrots …

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Health benefits of corn


Health benefits of corn Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. Corn or maize is one of the most popular cereals in the world and forms the staple food in many countries including USA, Africa etc. It not only provides the necessary calories for daily metabolism, but …

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Juice of cucumber is the best skin lotion


 Juice of cucumber is the best skin lotion When the cucumber became important as a health food in the eighteenth century, it did not take long for people to forget those medical properties which had been well-known first of all to the Greeks and Romans and then later to the Arab physicians. Today we see the cucumber as a provider of a very …

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The health benefits of dill


The health benefits of dill The health benefits of dill include good digestion, relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, cancer, etc. It is also good for oral care. Dill, scientifically known as Anethum Graveolens, has been in use in culinary and in medicines since ages. Both seeds and the leaves can be used. Apart from giving …

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The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil


The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti inflammatory, anti depressant, anti spasmodic, anti septic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue. This essential oil is obtained from the peels of orange by cold compression. Although all of you know oranges very well, still, let me give you its botanical name. It is …

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The Health Benefits of Millet


Millet Millet is a grain that has often been associated with bird food but it has a whole host of nutritional benefits for people as well. Your nutritionist may recommend millet if you suffer from asthma, migraines or thyroid problems. Read on to find out more – you may just be surprised! What is Millet? Millet is small, round in …

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the health benefits of Pumpkin


Pumpkin    Because of its delicious and perfumed taste, the pumpkin is a favorite for many people. It is a vegetable with many uses: used as a basis for food, an ingredient for sweets and medicine, pumpkin is well known because of Halloween, when it is carved in the shape of a face and lit with candles to banish evil …

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