Grape is one of the oldest fruit crops domesticated by humans. The numerous uses of grape in making wine, beverages, jelly, and other products, has made it one of the most economically important plants worldwide. The complex phytochemistry of the berry is characterized by a wide variety of compounds, most of which have been demonstrated … Continue reading Health Benefit of Grapes
Turmeric is native to India and Southeast Asia. In India, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicines due to its therapeutic properties, as a disinfectant and treatment for laryngitis, bronchitis, and diabetes. Turmeric is derived from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. Curcumin is the most active … Continue reading The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin
What is Sweet Wormwood? Sweet wormwood is also known as artemisia annua, sweet annie, sweet sagewort and annual wormwood (Chinese: qīnghāo). It is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate Asia but naturalized throughout the world.(1) It belongs to the family of Asteraceae and has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers and a … Continue reading Sweet Wormwood: Cure for Malaria & Cancer?
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
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that is grown primarily in hot, humid climates of southeast Asia such as Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. It is a dark purple fruit about 2 to 3 inches in diameter – the size of a small peach or apple. Mangosteens are unrelated to mangos. At the center is the soft … Continue reading Health Benefits of Mangosteen
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