Moringa: A Nutritious Superfood and Natural Multivitamin

Moringa oleifera (also known as the horseradish tree) is a high nutritional value plant with a wide range of medicinal uses. It is the most widely cultivated species of a monogeneric family, the Moringaceae, that is native to the sub-Himalayan tracts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOM9zkkDDK4 The following figures show a comparison of the nutritional content … Continue reading Moringa: A Nutritious Superfood and Natural Multivitamin

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Rutin for Blood Vessel Health

The name rutin comes from Ruta graveolens, the scientific name of the herb common rue, which also contains rutin. Before 1950, rutin was called "vitamin P," although it is not actually a vitamin. It is also known by several specific scientific names such as rutoside, sophorin and quercetin-3-O-rutinoside. Rutin is named after Ruta graveolens, commonly known … Continue reading Rutin for Blood Vessel Health

Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits

What is Sea Buckthorn? Sea Buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a rare species of fruit. It is in the family Elaeagnaceae and is native to Europe and Asia. The plant is used for soil and wildlife conservation but also produces some tasty, tart (but citrusy) berries high in nutrient value. Also called Seaberry plants, Buckthorn … Continue reading Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits

Lycopene: A Powerful Antioxidant

Lycopene is a carotenoid—a family of pigments that give fruits and vegetables their brilliant red, orange, and yellow coloring. Lycopene is also a powerful antioxidant that eliminates dangerous free radicals that can damage DNA and other fragile cell structures. Numerous studies have shown that ingesting lycopene-rich foods can result in positive health benefits. Lycopene is better … Continue reading Lycopene: A Powerful Antioxidant

Rose Hip Uses & Benefits

Rose hip is the fruit that develops from the blossoms of the wild rose plant. A common ingredient in herbal teas, rose hip is also available in supplement and powdered form. Rose hip contains a number of antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and lycopene. Uses Rose hip is touted as a natural remedy for … Continue reading Rose Hip Uses & Benefits

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): Ubiquinone & Ubiquinol

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient, discovered by Fred Crane in 1957, that has profound effects on our levels of energy, stamina, organ health, immune system functionality and more. CoQ10 can be found in fish, beef and peanuts. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble nutrient produced naturally by our bodies. Found in every cell in the body, … Continue reading Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): Ubiquinone & Ubiquinol

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea is also made from this plant, but unlike green tea, black tea is made from leaves that have been fermented. Fermentation may reduce the levels of some compounds, such as antioxidants, in the tea. It can be prepared as a beverage, which can have … Continue reading Health Benefits of Green Tea

Goji Berry (Wolfberry): A Superfood

Also called the wolfberry, the goji berry is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that is native to China. Other names includes; Lycium barbarum, gou qi zi and Fructus lycii. Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet.