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The health values of African Black Pepper (Uziza, Iyere)

The health values of African Black Pepper (Uziza, Iyere)

One of the propelling and deep interests I have for herbal medicine is based on the fact that it is still like a virgin land waiting for exploration and exploitation. Medical botanists tell us that out of about 265,000 species of flowering plants that have been identified, just less than 1% (most specifically would say […]

As we mark world malaria day today, let’s start to harness these antimalria herbs

As we mark world malaria day today, let’s start to harness these antimalria herbs

A naturopath Dr Gilbert Ezengige has said Nigeria can reduce malaria, which is a major killer of mother and child with herbs. He said herbal preparations made from Azadirachta indica leaves popularly called Dogonyaro in Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa; Alstonia boonei bark (Egbu in Igbo, Ahun in Yoruba), Morinda lucida roots and leaves (Ezeogwu in […]

Mango season is here, an opportunity to rejuvenate your organs

Mango season is here,  an opportunity to rejuvenate your organs

This is the season of mango, do not be left out of it’s immense healing benefits. Enjoy your own share of nature’s bounty. HEALTH BENEFITS 1. BLOOD CLEANSER Mango has the potential of exerting a deep cleansing effect on the blood stream, be rejuvenated. 2. FEBRIFUGE Do you experience feverish conditions always? Look no further […]

This SPONGE plant offers lots of health benefits you never knew

This SPONGE plant offers lots of health benefits you never knew

This climber plant is seen on fence tops in construction sites. It appears to be saying; “hey, here am I strategically positioned on top of your walls, will you use me?. I am a sponge extraordinaire, I am created for this purpose to sanitise your environment and provide other health benefits only if you are […]

21 health quotes that will jerk you and immediately set you thinking

21 health quotes that will jerk you and immediately set you thinking

I am stimulated, guided and refocused by the following health quotes from notable personalities in diverse fields of activities, indeed I treasure them. 1. “One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It’s a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we […]

The UNBELIEVABLE health benefits of oil PALM LEAVES

The UNBELIEVABLE health benefits of oil PALM LEAVES

Yesterday our Christian brothers and sisters celebrated Palm Sunday. Most Christian churches wore majestic looks as they were artistically adorned with oil palm leaves. Devotees were not left out; here and there you spotted children, men and women with palm fronds, waving them in ecstasy. This singular observation prompted me to script this article as […]

BITTER MELON (Bara) and its outstanding health benefits

BITTER  MELON  (Bara) and its outstanding health benefits

COMMON NAME: Bitter Apple, Wild Gourd, Egusi Melon Local name : Egusi elili (Igbo), Bara (Yoruba), Scientific Name : CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS PART(S) USED: White pulp of the fruit PROPERTIES AND THERAPEUTIC VALUES The pulp of Citrullus colocynthis extracted in water has diverse healing properties few of which are; 1. Vermifuge action, that is WORM EXPELLING […]

Spiny amaranth (Inine-ogwu,Tete elegun); a common weed with vast healing potentials, over 20 reasons why you should take it.

Spiny amaranth (Inine-ogwu,Tete elegun); a common weed with vast healing potentials, over 20 reasons why you should take it.

Spiny amaranth also known as pigweed and generally called thorny amaranth, prickly amaranth or bush green is a common herb resembling the popular vegetable called “GREEN ” by almost all Nigerians. Most people are only able to distinguish one from the other by the presence of thorns which are not found in the widely consumed […]

The health benefits of COCOA powder

The health benefits of COCOA powder

What’s considered healthy is the actual cocoa bean, one of the world’s longest-revered foods in many cultures such as the Aztecs. Cocoa has, in recent years, been shown to be a powerhouse of cognitive enhancement, antioxidants, flavonols, catechins and other brain & body-enhancing elements. A breakthrough study published by the American College of Cardiology found […]

SUICIDE and SELF-HARM, low blood level of omega-3s RAISES RISK by 62%

SUICIDE and SELF-HARM, low blood level of omega-3s RAISES RISK by 62%

“Low omega-3 levels are associated with suicide and self-harm. In response to increasing rates of suicide in the military, researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently found that low blood levels of omega-3s were widespread and raised suicide risk by as much as 62%. The study was published online in the August 2011 […]

Another season is here again! , consume TIGER NUTS, you stand to reap these health benefits

Another season is here again! , consume TIGER NUTS, you stand to reap these health benefits

We write to impel us to consume variation of foods as they are periodically and sequentially provided for us by divine providence. We are stuck most times in adhering to regimented and unfortunately narrow food choices; eba, rice, beans, foo-foo, yam and yeah! some noodles. Occasionally we spice it with a little measure of fruits. […]

As some leaves of umbrella tree popularly known as “fruit” turn brown on trees they become even more potent medicine

As some leaves of  umbrella tree  popularly known as “fruit” turn brown on trees  they become even more potent medicine

Terminalia catappa known also as tropical almond, Indian almond or umbrella tree; and in most Nigerian languages simply as “FRUIT ” has diverse health benefits. The leaves, bark, fruits and nuts are employed for various health challenges. We wrote on the healing benefits of almond leaves, fruits and bark earlier in this blog . See […]

Surprising health benefits of POPCORN

Surprising health benefits of POPCORN

“Popcorn is quite simply, a type of corn that has a hard endosperm, hull, or shell, containing a starchy interior. When this popping corn is heated, the pressure inside the hull increases and eventually a POP! occurs. The health benefits of popcorn are mainly derived from its impressive content of FIBER , POLYPHENOLIC compounds, ANTIOXIDANT, […]

Consuming FANTA and SPRITE With VITAMIN C is DANGEROUS, See What a COURT is Ordering NAFDAC to DO

Consuming FANTA and SPRITE With VITAMIN C is DANGEROUS, See What a COURT is Ordering NAFDAC to DO

0 In what will come across as a really surprising development, a court has asked NAFDAC to covey a special message to the Nigerian Bottling Company. A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has ordered the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to order the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc to […]

Attitude affects health, drop the “t” in I CAN’T

Attitude affects  health, drop the “t” in I CAN’T

It has long been a popular notion that “dis-ease” is something that happens to us, something outside our control. Disease is an outsider that invades our bodies, rendering us helpless to resist. Excellent health, the opposite of disease, is viewed as a blessing bestowed only on a select few. It is precisely this viewpoint that […]

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