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Fruits

Passion fruit – Properties, Benefits and medicinal uses

Passion fruit or Passiflora edulis is a fruit cultivated in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. It is highly appreciated for its sweet and juicy pulp. This is in addition to its numerous health benefits on the human body which include boosting immunity, improving vision, lowering blood pressure, relieving constipation, preventing cancer, and aiding […]

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Foods for metabolism Fruits

Loquat – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

BOTANICAL NAME: Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. BOTANICAL FAMILY: Rosaceae OTHER NAMES: Tanaka, Japanese medlar, japanese plum. Loquat is a fruit of Eriobotrya japonica Lindl., an evergreen tree of that reaches a height of about 5 meters. It belongs to the botanical family Rosaceae. PROPERTIES OF LOQUAT Loquat is a highly tasty and nutritious fruit. It contains […]

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Foods for metabolism

Chard – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris L. cv. vulgaris BOTANICAL FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae OTHER NAMES: Sea kale chard, Swiss chard, Seakale-beet, leaf beet. DESCRIPTION Chard is the stalks and green leaves of ‘Beta vulgaris’ L. ssp. vulgaris’ cv. ‘Vulgaris’, a herbaceous plant of the botanical family Chenopodiaceae. Even though chard is among the oldest green leafy vegetables, very […]

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Fruits

Peach palm – Health benefits and medicinal uses

Peach palm or Bactris gasipaes is well known for its energy boosting abilities. It has many other health benefits which include improving vision, strengthening the immune system, reducing blood pressure, protecting against cancer, and aiding weight loss. It is rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A. Botanical name: Bactris gasipaes Other name: Guilelma gasipaes (H.B.K) […]

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Foods for metabolism Fruits

Breadfruit – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Breadfruit is a highly nutritious and energy-producing fruit, whose other names are: * Sukun, and * Breadnut. It is the fruit of the breadfruit tree (Arctocarpus communis Forst.), a tree of the botanical family Moraceae that reaches a height of about 20 meters. The British colonies in the Caribbean, though that breadfruit would be a […]

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Foods for metabolism

Mushrooms – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Mushroom, whose other names are * forest mushroom * field mushroom * portabello * morel * vegetable meat * pink-bottom, is the fruiting body of the fungus Agaricus bisporus L., which belongs to the botanical family Agaricaceae of the class Basidiomycota. Mushrooms are made up of three distinct parts, namely: ¤ The STIPE, a cylindrical […]

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Foods for infections Fruits

Acerola – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

The medicinal use of acerola is related to its vitamin C content, as acerola is the richest fresh fruit source of vitamin C. The acerola, which can also be called * Neapolitan medlar or * Spanish pine, is a fruit of Malpighia glabra L., a tree of the botanical family malpighiaceae. Acerola was first discovered […]

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Foods for the musculoskeletal system Vegetables

Leek – Medicinal uses and Nutritional value

Leek or Allium porrum is a vegetable that provides high quality nutrients in significant amounts. As a close relative to onion and garlic, it has similar medicinal properties to them, and many of these properties have been attributed to their sulfur-containing compounds. Leek Leek, which is also called Poor-man’s asparagus is a stalk of Allium porrum, a herbaceous plant […]

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Foods for the musculoskeletal system Vegetables

Turnip – Nutritional value and medicinal uses

Turnip or Brassica rapa is a root vegetable with numerous health benefits. It has been found to prevent cancer, improve cardiovascular health, aid digestion, prevent arteriosclerosis, improve bone health, fight inflammation, and strengthen the immune system. TURNIP Turnip is the roots and leaves of the turnip plant (Brassica rapa L.), of the botanical family Cruciferae (Brassicaceae). […]

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Foods for the intestine Fruits

Plum – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

The plum (Prunus domestica), Prune, or Greengage, is a fruit belonging to the botanical family Rosaceae. It is well-known for its numerous medicinal uses in reducing excess cholesterol, relieving constipation and aiding digestion, improving the cardiovascular health, boosting the immune system, and lots more. The plum tree usually reaches a height of 5 meters. The fruit is […]

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Infectious diseases

Tuberculosis – Causative organism, mode of transmission, symptoms and prevention

Tuberculosis is prevalent in the developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America. It is one of the commonest causes of death and illness in these regions, as over 95% cases and deaths are recorded in these regions. In general, tuberculosis normally affects the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body. […]