Tag: immune system

Lemongrass (also known as Cymbopogon) is a genus herb derived from a tall grass plant native to tropical Asia. Lemongrass is widely used in medicinal forms, as ...

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Used widely in South America, Mexico and Caribbean dishes, Allspice (aka Jamaica pimenta, comes from the unripe, dried Pimenta dioicais fruit and) is seen as a ...

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Okra, sometimes referred to as ochro, ("ladies' fingers" in the UK and other English-speaking countries , "bhindi" in India etc) is a flowering plant found in ...

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Bitter melon, bitter gourd, karela, caraille, Momordica charantia; whatever you call this prickly-looking fruit, it’s useful to know about what it can do for ...

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Milk thistle seeds are one of nature's most powerful detoxifiers. All parts of the Silybum marianum plant are able to be used, however the seeds are the most ...

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The delightfully otherworldly-looking African Baobab tree is the source of the white powdery baobab fruit, which has been bestowed 'superfood' status for its ...

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Despite its name, the Brazil nut is in fact the seed produced by the fruit of the Brazil nut tree. Native to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and of course Brasil, its ...

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Jackfruit is the world's biggest fruit to grow on an actual tree and can grow up to 3ft (1m) long and weigh up to 100lb (45kg)! Indigenous to the ...

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The sociable South American tradition of passing around a gourd of Yerba (‘herb’ in Spanish) mate leaves soaked in warm water has now developed into a health ...

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Hibiscus, or Hibiscus Sabdariffa, is a tropical flower belonging to the Malvaceae family. Botanists believe that there are eight original hibiscus species that ...

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The sharp and hairy appearance of the Malay-Indonesian and Southeast Asian originated Rambutan might make it look like an aggressive lychee imposter, but this ...

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Sweet potatoes are readily available, inexpensive, tasty and very good for you. If you thought that chips can't be good for your cardiovascular system and ...

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Mangoes are native to the South of Asia where the common or Indian mango (Mangifera indica) is exported worldwide as one of the most widely cultivated tropical ...

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The beautiful, vibrantly coloured dragon fruit (pittaya) is sometimes known as ‘Moonlight’ or  ‘Queen of the Night’ as it blossoms between the evening and ...

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Hemp seeds come from the hemp plant, which are sativa dominant strains. These seeds are actually from the same species of plant as cannabis (marijuana), ...

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