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Health Benefits of Spinach

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Spinach (Basella alba) is a perennial twining, sprawling vine found in the tropics where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable. It has high levels of vitamins (A, B, C, E), calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, zinc, and decent amounts of iron and copper. It has good levels of mucilage which is a valuable aid in detoxifying the body.
Essential Plants for Hair Care

In cosmetics, Aloe Vera helps the hair and the skin replenish lost moisture, keeping it hydrated and smooth. Kalamansi is a small citrus fruit that appears as cross between a lemon and lime.  Lawat leaf extracts are traditionally used in the Philippines in preventing hair loss, promoting hair growth and relieving itchiness and skin inflammations.

Castor (Ricinus communis)

Image of Ricinus communisCastor oil is a natural skin and hair softener and is used to treat skin diseases like ringworm and itching. It also uses in abdominal disorders, colic, enlarged liver and spleen, fever, headache, lumbago, nervous diseases, pain  relief (joints), promote menstrual discharge, promote milk production, rheumatism, sciatica.

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Image of CoconutsCoconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, botanically known as Cocos nucifera. Coconut water only comes from young green coconuts, it is one of the best natural drinks. The coconut is known for being a light moisturizer that also decreases excessive oil on the skin, which could make it beneficial for smoothing out combination skin as well.

Health benefits of Bellis perennis

Image of Small DaisyBellis perennis is a common European species of Daisy. Traditionally Bellis perennis (Small daisy) was used as a cure for bronchitis. It leads to the lubrication of the mouth, the ease in breathing and it is recommended especially for respiratory conditions. It is also diuretic, and it helps rebuild cells in certain medical conditions.

Tribal & Herbal Medicinal Uses of Graviola (Annona muricata)

Image of Annona muricataAll parts of the Graviola (Annona muricata L.) are used in natural medicine in the tropics, including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit, and fruit seeds. Different properties and uses are attributed to the different parts of the tree. Generally, the fruit and fruit juice are taken for worms and parasites, to cool fevers, to increase mother's milk after childbirth, and as an astringent for diarrhoea and dysentery.

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Image of GuduchiGuduchi is a considered a bitter tonic and powerful immuno-modulator. It is regarded as a blood purifier and liver protector. It is considered helpful in eye disorders and promotes mental clarity. It balances high pitta conditions.

Some Winter Skin Care Tips

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For a beautiful and healthy skin during winter you  need  protective hydrolipid barrier;  protect and balance your skin, and moisturize; protect skin against UV-light.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient of all vitamins. It is one of the more important vitamins needed for the proper functioning of our body. Citrus fruits (lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit), tomatoes, and potatoes are good common sources of vitamin C. Papaya, broccoli, brussels sprouts, black currants, strawberries, pineapple, cauliflower, spinach, cantaloupe, kiwifruit, cranberries and red peppers are good sources of the vitamin C.

Medicinal and pharmacological activities of Papaya

Papaya juice, shoots and latex cab be used in herbal medicine and it has been in global use as both food and medicine. The fruit juice is regarded as a medicine in all countries where the tree is found and the milky juice of the unripe fruit is thought to possess powerful anthelmintic properties, particularly against roundworms.

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