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Medicinal uses of Nettle plant

Image of Nettle plantNettle (Urtica dioica) is renowned because of its astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties and as an important source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E, iron, calcium, phosphates and minerals. All these qualities recommend it as a powerful remedy against hepatic, arthritic or rheumatic conditions, and as an adjuvant in treating allergies, anemia and kidney diseases.

Uses of Broccoli

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Broccoli is high in vitamins C, K, and A, as well as dietary fibre; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of Vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of Vitamin C.

Uses and benefits of Flax

Image of FlaxFlax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber including lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, especially in women. Initial studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers.

Chrysanthemum poisoning

Image of ChrysanthemumThe species of Chrysanthemum are herbaceous perennial plants growing to 50–150 cm tall, with deeply lobed leaves and large flowerheads, white, yellow or pink in the wild species. The flowers of Chrysanthemum are pulverized, and the active components called pyrethrins, contained in the seed cases, are extracted and sold in the form of an oleoresin.

Mushroom is a source of Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre

Image of MushroomsA mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, hence the word mushroom is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing: lamella).

Plectranthus amboinicus

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Plectranthus amboinicus is a tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odour, native to South and East Africa, but widely cultivated and naturalised in the Old and New World Tropics. It is also known as Cuban oregano, Spanish thyme, Orégano Brujo (Puerto Rico), Indian Borage, Mexican thyme, or Mexican mint; syn. Coleus amboinicus Lour., Coleus aromaticus Benth.

Benefits and uses of Tomatos

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Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are very high in vitamin value. They are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other things. They are wonderful as a blood cleanser, and excellent in elimination diets. Tomato juice can be used in convalescent diets, in combination with other raw vegetable juices such as celery, parsley, beet and carrot juice.

Portulaca oleracea

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Portulaca oleracea is commonly known as purslane (also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed or Pusley) in the U.S., is an herbaceous weed.  It is a common plant in parts of India, purslane is known as Sanhti, Punarva, or Kulfa. The orgin of purslane is uncertain. It has been used in salads and as a medicinal plant (for people) for hundreds of years.

Some medicinal properties and important uses of Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Image of Turmeric RhizomeTurmeric (Curcuma longa) is a small rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Turmeric extract has significant effects in the laboratory on arthritis, amyloid-beta (Alzheimer's polymers), cancer and diabetes. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has many medicinal properties and many in South Asia use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent.

Acalypha indica

Image of Acalypha indicaCommon Name of Acalypha indica are Muktajhuri, Swetbasanta(Beng.); Indian acalypha(Eng.).

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