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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 …

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 …

31 Health Benefits Of Sage Tea

Sage tea is a herbal tea made from the sage plant (Salvia officianalis). The sage plant is native to the Mediterranean region and is widely acknowledged for its medicinal potency. The health benefits of sage tea include; reduces blood sugar levels, soothes the stomach, mitigates menopausal symptoms, prevents cancer,  stimulates the immune system, and detoxifies …

23 Health Benefits Of Grapefruit

Grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi) is a citrus fruit that is rich in fiber and bioflavonoids. It also has low calorie. Grapefruit was first cultivated as a hybrid fruit from sweet orange and pomelo in Barbados, West Indies. These days, grapefruits are well cultivated in the United States especially in California, Florida, and other quasi-tropical southern …

22 Health Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil is derived from the steam distillation of flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Cananga odorata). This essential oil is actually an ingredient in the Chanel No. 5 perfume. This goes to show the rich floral fragrance of ylang ylang essential oil. The major constituents of ylang ylang essential oil are benzyl …