Tag Archives: Medicinal Plants

The health benefits of raisins


The health benefits of raisins include relief from constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual weakness. Raisins also help in weight gain, eye care, dental care, and bone health. Raisins are indispensable when it comes to dry fruits. Those golden, green or black colored delicacies are favorites of almost everybody, especially children. Raisins are widely used worldwide in cuisines (especially in …

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The health benefits of strawberry


The health benefits of strawberry include eye care, proper brain function, and relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout and heart diseases. These berries, with their tempting looks and great taste, have secured their place in the list of favorites for ages. Strawberries, with their common scientific name Fragaria (there are different suffixes for different varieties, such as Fragaria Vesca …

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The health benefits of Sunflower Oil


Oils in our diet have traditionally been linked to poor health. Foods that have been prepared using ample amounts of oil were once thought to be categorically bad for us. This perception is gradually changing. It is becoming clear that certain types of oils can actually improve our health. In fact, similar to vitamins, our bodies require certain fats to …

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Violet Leaf Oil


Roses are red, violets are … well, more of a mauve colour really, although with over 200 species of violet there’s bound to be a blue one. When it comes to aromatherapy however, violets are most associated with green.It is sometime since I have used Violet Leaf Oil, with its dazzling emerald green colour. I am waiting on a bottle …

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Turnip Nutritional Benefits


The botanical name for Turnip is Brassica rapa and it is a root vegetable which belongs to the Cruciferae family. A turnip can be called as a cousin of some vegetables that include vegetables like kale, collards, cabbage and broccoli. Turnips are among some of the ancient vegetables that have been cultivated since 4000 years. These are very healthy vegetables …

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protect yourselves from heat stroke by water melon


The health benefits of water melon include kidney disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart care, heat stroke, macular degeneration, impotence, etc. What’s so much the fuss about this Water Melon? Isn’t it nothing more than a ball full of water? Okay! I know there cannot be a more refreshing thing than a big, chilled wedge of water melon in tropical …

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Wormwood Essential Oil


The health benefits of Wormwood Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti helmitic, cholagogue, deodorant, digestive, emenagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, narcotic, vermifuge and tonic. Wormwood is also known as Green Ginger and Absinthium and earlier it was used in alcoholic drinks such as Absinthe (banned now) to add to its taste and intoxication, since wormwood itself has narcotic …

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Yarrow is used as a tea


Yarrow is a straight plant, up to 80 cm high. Stem color is light green or red brown. It has plenty of frond-like leaves. The whole plant has a very pleasant smell. Many small leaves are either white or purple-red. The flowers are collected in bloom at the top of the stem. It grows everywhere – near the roads and …

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Tamarind with miraculous benefits

Fresh Tamarind with leaves

Tamarind is a tree with miraculous benefits. All its parts are used for a variety of health and medicinal purposes. Right from the bark, to the leaves, to the flowers, to the fruits, each part of this tree has a role to play in maintaining our health. It is a tropical tree, native to parts of Africa and India. In …

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The Health Benefits of Lavender oil


The Health Benefits of Lavender From body wash to supplement bottles, products with lavender have lined the aisles of health food and mainstream stores for decades. What is it about this beautiful flower that so draws people to it for medicinal uses? Yes, lavender is as wonderfully fragrant as it is beautiful, but there are also many health benefits of …

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Sandalwood is a small evergreen tree that has a brown trunk with slender branches and pinkish flowers. The essential oil from sandalwood can not be extracted until the tree matures which takes approximately thirty years. It is sought after for its aphrodisiac, relaxing and purifying characteristics.The sandalwood tree can be found in East India, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Sandalwood’s essential …

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