Everyone knows that you should eat your vegetables, and broccoli is no exception. Virtually a superfood, broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In just one cup of broccoli, you’ll sacrifice only 55 calories and receive in return high amounts of vitamins A, K. E, and C, as well as the minerals folate, fiber, […]

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Magnesium is one mineral that many adults do not get enough of. Magnesium is crucial in maintaining the health of your muscles, bones, heart, and immune system. A severe lack of magnesium may be characterized by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and loss of appetite. While many persons are low on magnesium; that does not mean that […]

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  Guarana is a plant of the maple family, Sapindaceae. It is commonly found in Brazil and is native to the Amazon basin. Guarana has large leaves, clusters of flowers, and fruits with seeds the size of a coffee bean. The discovery of guarana in Brazil dates back to the times of the Amazon tribe. […]

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Carrot is a popular and widely used root vegetable. It is long and orange, with a green, leafy top. Domesticated carrots are bred from wild carrots native to Europe and Southwestern Asia, and these are the common carrots we buy at our supermarkets. In Persia, the first use of carrots was depicted through paintings and […]

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  Hypericum perforatum, also known as St. John’s Wort, is a flowering plant with yellow flowers. It can grow in many temperate regions and wildly grows in meadows around the world. Since the times of Ancient Greek to the middle Ages, St. John’s Wort was considered a magic herb that prevented various diseases. A century […]

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Geranium is a flowering plant with over 300 species and is found throughout temperate regions and mountains in the tropics, particularly in the Mediterranean region. It has long leaves and five purple, white, or blue flowers petals. This plant has been popular in gardens for over two hundred years for its fragrance and variety in […]

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Centella asiatica, or more commonly referred to as gotu kola, is a small, aquatic plant that is a member of the parsley family. It is an herbaceous plant native to Asia and grows in swamps and other wetlands. Of all the herbs out there, it is India’s most renowned herb. Yogis and those in the […]

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You don’t have to live in Hawaii to enjoy a nice juicy pineapple. In fact, no matter where you live, you should incorporate pineapple into your diet due to the various health benefits that pineapples can offer. Luckily, pineapples are easy to add to your daily diet, thanks to the variety of ways in which […]

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which one is lacking healthful, restful sleep. This means you may have difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep, and/or reaching REM sleep. Insomnia affects about 20% of adults at some point in their lives. Insomnia can be caused or exacerbated by many factors, including age, stress, diet, emotions, or […]

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Valerian is a perennial plant that has sweetly scented flowers. This plant blooms in the summer and is native to England and to certain areas in Asia. For centuries, valerian has been taken advantage of as medicine for its sedating properties. The pungent odor of the root makes it easy to identify as valerian. Ancient […]

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Lemon is a fruit native to an evergreen tree in Asia. This citrus fruit is used all over the world as more than just an ingredient that brings out flavor in dishes. Lemon is actually considered one of the healthiest foods out there, as it is rich in vitamin C and contains bioflavonoid. Flavonoid is […]

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You might not have tried rose tea before, but that will soon change. Rose tea is easy to make and has abundant health benefits in just one cup. This brew can make you look, feel, and act healthier and younger. Health Benefits of Rose Tea Read on to find out more about the benefits of […]

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Corn silk is the fine, yellow and pink strands found on the ear of the female flower of corn. The corn has been grown in North and South America for thousands of years, the Mayans and Aztecs being the first of those who cultivated it. The corn silk on the husks of corn are typically […]

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Gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, is probably something that has affected everyone at some point in their lives. It is caused by a bacterial infection and is characterized by extreme nausea, stomach cramps and pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. While this infection thankfully doesn’t usually last longer than 2-3 days, it can be an extremely uncomfortable […]

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Rosemary is a fragranced, perennial herb native to the Mediterranean. This herb is of the mint family Lamiaceae, has needle-like leaves, small flowers, and has a number of legends behind it. The bush was deemed the “Rose of Mary.” Medically, rosemary has been used for centuries for treatment of a range of illnesses. Most prevalently, […]

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  Thyme of the Thymus genus is an herb used for thousands of years. Emperors in Ancient Rome would eat thyme before or after meals, because it was thought that thyme protected against poison. In the middle ages, soldiers carried the fragrant evergreen herb in a bundle in their lockets as a badge of honor. […]

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