23 Benefits Of Licorice Root

Licorice or “liquorice” belongs to the Glycyrrhiza plant species. Licorice is well-known for its rich flavor as well as its therapeutic benefits. In fact, its name comes from the Greek word ‘glukurrhiza’  meaning ‘sweet root’. This is due to its glycyrrhizin constituent that is much sweeter than sugar. Licorice is a good source of vitamins …

23 Health Benefits Of Papaya Leaves

Papaya leaves are the leaves from the papaya tree (Carica papaya). Due to the leaves’ high level of papain, carpaine, and other enzymes and phytonutrients, it is commonly used for both culinary and therapeutic purposes. NB: The papaya fruit is also a well-known fruit and is also widely consumed globally. Papaya leaves can be prepared …

31 Benefits Of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is made through the steam distillation of dried lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus or Andropogon citratus). As the name implies, lemongrass has a lemon smell but quite milder than lemon. Lemongrass is used in preparing various foods, beverages (including tea infusions), and desserts. The active constituents of lemongrass oil include; citronellal, myrcene, geranyl acetate, …

19 Benefits Of Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin juice is made from juicing the flesh of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo). This thick and delicious juice can really be enjoyed during its harvest season as pumpkins tend to be sweeter during this period. Pumpkin juice has been popular amongst vegetarians and natural health enthusiasts for years due to its numerous nutrients and potent health …

17 Health Benefits Of Using Hawthorn (Hawthorn Berries)

Hawthorn fruit or berry is red/pink in color and has a sweet-tart flavor. Hawthorn is native to the northern hemisphere especially the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. The most prevalent species of hawthorn has the botanical name Crataegus rhipidophylla. Below are various health benefits of hawthorn;

19 Benefits Of Fiber And Fiber-Rich Foods

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, is a form of carbohydrate in plants that can are not digested or absorbed by the digestive system. They are not broken down into smaller nutrients. Fibers basically pass through the digestive system without any significant change. Fibers are very important constituent in our diet due to …