Barley (malt) – Properties and Medicinal uses

Barley or Hordeum vulgareĀ is one of the first cultivated grain on earth. It is used medicinally against conditions such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea, weight loss, and stomach pain. As of 2014, barley ranked 4th among grains in total production, just behind maize, rice and wheat. Botanical name: Hordeum vulgare Botanical family: Poaceae Other…… Continue reading Barley (malt) – Properties and Medicinal uses

Papaya (pawpaw) – Properties and medicinal uses

Papaya, also called pawpaw, is a fruit of ‘Carica papaya’ L., a herb like tree which reaches 3-6 meters in height and from the botanical family Caricaceae. The fruit is enclosed by a greenish-yellow rind. This rind, encloses an orange or yellow pulp and its center is filled with sour black seeds. Properties of Papaya…… Continue reading Papaya (pawpaw) – Properties and medicinal uses