Archive for March, 2014

Senna Herb Tea

The Health Benefits of Senna Herbal Tea

Senna tea is a popular herbal tea used for a variety of health conditions. Typically made from the leaves of the senna plant, senna tea is often used to treat constipation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved senna as a non-prescription laxative.

 

Senna tea comes in teabags and More >

Shave Grass Herb

The Health Benefits of Shave Grass Herb

Shave grass (Equisetum arvense) popularly known as horsetail, has been tracked historically to prehistoric times. Horsetail is one of the richest plant sources of silica known to mankind. These herbs can be blended and made into a tea by pouring boiling water over them and allowing them to steep for More >

Heartsease Herb Tea

The Health Benefits of Heartsease Tea

Heartsease tea is an herbal tea that has a positive effect on the kidneys by increasing the amount of urine, and eliminating more toxins. Also, promotes bile secretion and sputum. Has a role in encouraging the elimination of toxic tumours of the body as sweat and role in stopping allergies More >

Heartsease Herb

The Health Benefits of Heartsease Herb

Heartsease is an annual or short lived perennial plant, of creeping habit, grows up to 15cm. Acid or neutral soils, usually in partial shade. Native to Europe and is widely spread in North America. It is considered as a “blood purifier”, and therefore associated with treatment of all sorts of More >

Celeriac Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Celeriac Vegetable

Celeriac can be described as a biennial or perennial vegetable and has similar growth habit and appearance like celery. It belongs to the carrot or Apiaceae family, its root features coarse, knobby, outer surface with small rootlets. However, only its root is used for cooking purposes and was originally grown More >

Delicata Squash

The Health Benefits of Delicata Squash Vegetable

Delicata squash is a winter squash, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber and comes in many different varieties. While each type varies in shape, colour, size and flavour, they all share some common characteristics.

 

Their shells are hard and difficult to More >

Skirret Vegetable3

Skirret Vegetable Health Benefits

Skirret is a root vegetable. A powder made from the root is commonly used as medicine. It is even referred to as the “carrot of a different colour.” It is a cluster of sweet, bright white roots which adapt to any sort of cooking, be it boiling, stewing or roasting, More >

Jerusalem Artichokes Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Jerusalem Artichokes Vegetable

Topinambur also known as Jerusalem artichoke is a one year old plant, which is able to grow to the height 1-5meters. Native to eastern North America and belongs to the sunflower family of plants. Jerusalem artichokes can be eaten raw or cooked, and they make a nice, health boosting addition More >

Celeriac Vegetable Oil

Celery oil health benefits

Essential oils have many health-promoting benefits. Many essential oils are now replacing toxic chemicals for household, industrial, and agricultural purposes. They are used in aromatherapy, natural perfumery, incense, and cosmetic products. Scents can usually be found in personal care products, such as perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, shampoos and conditioners, deodorants, lotions More >

Jicama Vegetable

The Health benefits of Jicama Vegetable

Jicama, also known as yam bean, is a round, fleshy taproot vegetable of the bean family plant. Jicama is a perennial vine plant growing vigorously under semitropical and tropical climates.

 

It is often white in colour and adds a nice touch to salads if sliced and eaten raw, or it More >

Cassava Vegetable

The Health Benefits of Cassava Vegetable

Cassava, a perennial shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family and is grown primarily for its storage roots which are eaten as a vegetable. The cassava plant is a woody plant with erect stems and spirally arranged simple lobed leaves with petioles (leaf stems) up to 30 cm in length.

 

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