Ravensara Oil

The Health Benefits of Ravensara Oil

Ravensara Oil

Ravensara is a tall, evergreen tree that is cultivated on the island of Reunion. The leaves of this tree are used for respiratory and digestive problems and are also made into a healing ointment. Although all parts of the tree are aromatic, it is the fruits that are used More >

Santol Fruit

The Health Benefits of Santol Fruit

Santol Fruit

Santol (Sandoricum koetjape) is a tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia. There are two varieties of santol fruit, previously considered two different species, the yellow variety and the red. The difference is in the colour that the older leaves turn before falling. The red appears to be more common More >

Tangelo Fruit

The Health Benefits of Eating Tangelo Fruit

Tangelo Fruit

Tangelos, a cross between grapefruit and tangerine trees, were reported in California and Florida as far back as the 1890s. These large, sweet fruits with attractive red-orange skins grow in the warm-winter regions across the West, Southwest, South and Southeast. Tangelos are the size of an adult fist, have More >

Hearts of Palm Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Hearts of Palm Vegetable

Hearts of Palm Vegetable

Hearts of palm are vegetables harvested from the soft core of a palm tree. They are extremely popular in Latin American cuisine, and are exported both fresh and canned to other parts of the world. The vegetable has a pale straw colour, and a tender, delicate flavour. More >

Goldenrod Herb

The Health Benefits of Goldenrod Herb

Goldenrod Herb

Goldenrod is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and is well-known for its medicinal benefits a wide-spread wild plant in North America (found from Florida to New Hampshire and west into Texas), Europe, and Asia. An edible plant that reproduces through its roots, bulbs, stems and by More >

Costus Herb

The Health Benefits of Costus Herb

Costus Herb

Costus is the root of the plant Saussurea lappa, a tall perennial plant that grows on high valleys in the Kashmir region. The root and oil from the root are used to make medicine. The plant was used by the Romans as a perfume and also as a culinary More >

Broom Weed herb

The Health Benefits of Broom Weed (Spartium Scoparius)

Broom Weed herb

Broom weed is native to central and southern Europe. It grows throughout the United States along the Eastern coastline and across the Pacific Northwest. The plant grows as a deciduous bush up to 1.8 m tall and possesses 5-sided, greenish, rod-like twigs with small leaves. It is a bitter More >

Asafoetida Herb

The Health Benefits of Asafoetida Herb

Asafoetida Herb

Asafoetida is a plant with a bad smell and bitter taste and  gets its name from the Latin word foetid, which means stinking, a plant that is also known as devil’s dung. It is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavouring ingredient in foods and beverages. More >

Persimmons fruit

The Health Benefits of Persimmons Fruit

Persimmons fruit

Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees. Botanically, the fruit belongs to the family of Ebenaceae. Persimmon is a multi-trunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree, which grows up to 25 ft. in height, originated from China which later spread in Japan and has now spread More >

Blood Flower Herb

The Health Benefits of Blood Flower Herb

Blood Flower Herb

Blood flower is a tender evergreen perennial in the dogbane and milkweed family. It is native to South America, but has naturalized worldwide in many tropical and subtropical areas. Additional common names for this plant include tropical milkweed, scarlet milkweed, swallow wort, Indian root and matal. Asklepios is More >

Arhat Fruit

The Health Benefits of Arhat Fruit

Arhat Fruit

Momordica fruit commonly known as arhat is one of the few fruits that cannot be eaten until it is dried by fire and is a native to southern China and northern Thailand. It is round and smooth and can be yellowish-brown or greenish brown in colour. It contains a More >