Blueberry – Properties and medicinal uses

As a great medicinal fruit, blueberry is used to treat a number of disorders. It is particularly known to prevent and treat cystitis. Before we look at its therapeutic and healing properties, lets take a look on the fruit as a whole. Botanical name: Vaccinium myrtillus L. Other names: Late sweet blueberry, Highbush blueberry, Lowbush…… Continue reading Blueberry – Properties and medicinal uses

Celery – Properties and medicinal uses

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, celery is poor in carbohydates (represent about 1.9% of its total content), and proteins (represents just…… Continue reading Celery – Properties and medicinal uses

Melon – Properties and medicinal uses

Botanical name: ‘Cucumis melo’L. Synonyms: Sweet melon, Muskmelon. Description: The fruit of the melon plant (‘Cucumis melo’L.) Of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, is a round fruit occupied by many small seeds at its center with a fleshy mesocarp. It varies in colour from green to orange, or even yellow. Properties of melon Melon contains a…… Continue reading Melon – Properties and medicinal uses