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Fruits

Avocado – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Avocado or Persea americana is a commercially valuable and popular fruit that is cultivated in the tropical and Mediterranean regions of the world. Recently, it has gained even more popularity among people, due to the numerous scientific researches that have proven some of the beneficial effects of this wonderful fruit on human health. These benefits include […]

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Grains

Rye – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Rye or Secale cereale is an important grain, cover and forage crop grown extensively in many parts of the world, with Europe as the main producer. As a close relative of barley, this grain has a lot of health benefits on the human body. It can improve heart health, relieve constipation, prevent cancer, control diabetes, aid […]

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foods for the nervous system Nuts and seeds

Almonds – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

The properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of Almonds are discussed below. Botanical name: Prunus amygdalus Batsch. Other names: Sweet almond, Amygdalus communis L. Almond is the seed of the fruit of the almond tree, Prunus amygdalus Batsch., of the botanical family Rosaceae, which usually reaches a height of about 3 to 6 meters. […]

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Nuts and seeds

Hazelnut – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Hazelnuts are a wonderful addition to the nut world. They are full of nutrients and possess a lot of health benefits, ranging from improving heart health, managing diabetes, fighting kidney stones, boosting energy levels, to preventing cancer. These nuts can be eaten in different ways, from raw to roasted forms. They are popularly combined with […]

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Foods for the arteries Fruits

Squash – Properties, Benefits and Medicinal uses

Squash is one of the numerous gourds of the genus Cucurbita. It possess numerous health benefits ranging from strengthening the immune system, preventing cardiovascular diseases, to relieving constipation. Most of the medicinal properties of squash are mainly due to its diuretic, laxative, hypotensive, and anti-carcinogenic effects. Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo L. Other names: Pumpkin, Coyote melon, […]

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Sweet potato – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

The properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of Sweet potato are discussed below. Botanical name: Ipomoea batatas Poir. Other names: Kumara, Batata, Camore. Sweet potato is the tuber of the sweet potato plant, Ipomoea batatas Poir., a herbaceous and perennial plant of the botanical family Convolvulaceae. The Spaniards where said to have introduced it […]

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Vegetables

Zucchini – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash that has its ancestry traced to the Americas. In terms of health benefits, it is particularly popular for its assistance in weight loss. It also helps protect the cardiovascular system, improve digestive function, and boost immunity. Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo Other names: Golden zucchini, Vegetable marrow, Italian squash […]

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Fruits Vegetables

Eggplant – Properties, Benefits and Medicinal uses

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal, is a fruit endowed with many health benefits. It is used in relieving constipation, improving cardiovascular health, promoting digestive health, and preventing cancer. It helps prevent neural tube defects and improve overall brain function. Also, it is a perfect food for those who want to lose weight. Botanical name: Solanum melongena […]

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Foods for the intestine Fruits

Carambola (star fruit) – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

The properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of Carambola/star fruit are discussed below. Botanical name: Averrhoa carambola L. Other names: Star fruit, Bilimbi, Belimbing Carambola (star fruit) is the fruit of chinese tamarind tree, Averrhoa carambola L., a tree of the botanical family Oxalidaceae which reaches a height of about 2 meters. The fruit […]

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Fruits

Strawberry – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Strawberry or Fragaria vesca is a fruit widely appreciated for its sweetness, aroma, and juicy texture. It is consumed in large quantities all over the world, either in its fresh form or processed to make ice creams, juice, chocolates, and milkshakes. Despite its numerous culinary applications, many people are still unaware of the health benefits this […]

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Foods for the urinary tract Vegetables

Celery – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

In this article, the properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of celery is discussed below. Botanical name: Apium graveolens L. Other names: True celery, Pascal celery. Celery is the leaves and stalk of the celery plant, Apium graveolens L., a herbaceous plant of the botanical family Umbelliferae. Properties of celery In terms of nutrition, […]

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Vegetables

Bell pepper – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Bell pepper is a sweet and versatile fruit that is very rich in antioxidants. Botanically, these peppers are fruits, but we consume them as vegetables. There’s more to bell peppers than just their sweet and incredible taste. They are exceptionally rich in numerous essential vitamins, which account for many of its health benefits such as […]

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Foods for the blood Nuts and seeds

Lentils – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

In this article, the properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of lentils are discussed below. Botanical name: Lens culinaris Medik. Other names: Ervum lens L., Lens esculenta Moench., Lentils are the seeds of the lentil plant, Lens culinaris Medik., a herbaceous plant of the botanical family Leguminosae. The plant has a fruit containing one […]

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foods for the nervous system Nuts and seeds

Pine nut – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

In this article, the properties and health benefits / medicinal uses of pine nuts are discussed below. Botanical name: Pinus pinea L. Other names: Indian nut, Mexican nut pine, Nut pine, Pine kernel. Pine nut is the seed of the pine nut tree, Pinus pinea L., of the botanical family Pinaceae. The pine nut tree […]

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Nuts and seeds

Chickpea – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Chickpea or Cicer arietinum is one of the earliest cultivated legumes on earth. It offers a range of health benefits which includes lowering cholesterol, regulating blood sugar level, aiding weight loss, improving heart health, fighting nervous system disorders, improving digestion and relieving constipation. Botanical name: Cicer arietinum Other names: Bengal gram, Leci, Garbanzo, Garbanzo bean, Egyptian pea […]