5 Healing Benefits of Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) or ginger root, as often referred to is a spicy and tangy root originating from China. It has been a traditional remedy in many cultures for thousands of years. It has a pale brown skin, either thick or thin, depending on the age of the plant. The flesh can be white or … Continue reading 5 Healing Benefits of Ginger

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The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin

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

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

The Many Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars from apples. This turns them into acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid. Like other acids, acetic acid can increase your body's absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat. Therefore, it is possible that drinking apple … Continue reading The Many Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Fenugreek Herb & Benefits

Fenugreek, an annual herb native to Southern Europe and Asia, is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs and provides a variety of purported health and practical benefits. Now grown in many parts of the world, fenugreek seeds impart a maple-like flavor to baked goods and curries and the plant can be eaten as a … Continue reading Fenugreek Herb & Benefits

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

Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. The blood delivers glucose to provide the body with energy to perform all of a person's daily activities. The liver converts the food a person eats into glucose. The glucose is then … Continue reading Diabetes: What You Need to Know

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