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27 Benefits Of Valerian Root

Valerian root is obtained from the root section of the valerian plant (Valeriana officinalis). The valerian plant is originally a native European and Asian plant. However, it is now widely cultivated in North America and other parts of the world. Valerian root is often used as a sedative or sleep aid due to its anxiolytic …

19 Benefits Of Physical Activity And Regular Exercise

Low physical activity has been associated with numerous diseases such as diabetes, obesity,  osteoporosis, mental stress, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, and numerous forms of cancers. As such, these diseases are called lifestyle diseases as their onset often tend to be associated with a lack of physical activity lifestyle. Regular exercise and physical activity have numerous benefits. …

16 Health Benefits of Artichokes

Artichokes (Cynara cardunculus) are known in their natural form as cardoon and are native to the Mediterranean region where they are often used in cuisines. Artichokes are also common in America, Europe, and Middle Eastern countries. The edible part of an artichoke is the bud, within the flower head, before it fully blooms. The harvesting …

19 Health Benefits Of Lemon Plums

Lemon plum is a native fruit from Chile and, as the name implies, looks somewhat like lemons. However, its taste is similar to those of plums which is tangier in nature. Nutritional Value of Lemon Plums As lemon plum is similar to other citrus fruits, it is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and dietary …

47 Benefits And Uses Of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is derived from the steam distillation of the peppermint plant (Mentha piperita). Peppermint is actually a hybrid mint; a cross between spearmint and watermint. Peppermint oil’s active constituents include menthol, methyl esters, and menthone. Peppermint oil has a long history of medicinal as well as therapeutic use and it is also available in …

26 Health Benefits Of Anise Essential Oil

Anise oil is obtained from the steam distillation of anise (Pimpinella Anisum). This distillation yields a volatile thin oil in which anethole is the main constituent. Anethole is responsible for the anise oil’s characteristic aroma. Other constituents of anise essential oil include; beta pinene, alpha-pinene, camphene, safrol, Linalool, anisaldehyde, acetoanisol, as well as cis and …