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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 […]

Traditional Medicine Council, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Commission Bills passed for 3rd reading

Traditional Medicine Council,  Complementary and Alternative Medicine Commission Bills passed for 3rd reading

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of complementary and alternative medicine commission passed for third reading in the House of Representatives. Also passed for third reading is a bill for an act to provide for the establishment of the Traditional Medicine Council of Nigeria. The consolidated bills, which was sponsored by […]

NCHOLOKOTO, AYO seeds (Bonduc Nuts) are HIGHLY MEDICINAL

NCHOLOKOTO, AYO seeds (Bonduc Nuts) are HIGHLY MEDICINAL

You probably think AYO or NCHOLOKOTO seeds are just for entertainment only. You are dead wrong on that. In a typical African society, Ncholokoto (Igbo) or Ayo board game is played and enjoyed by the old and young. Many individuals however do not even know that the seeds or ‘beads’ utilised in the game are […]

24 HEALTH REASONS why you should drink LEMONGRASS tea regularly

24 HEALTH REASONS why you should drink LEMONGRASS tea regularly

Lemon grass is an interesting medicinal plant that flourish well in the tropics. In Nigeria, it is brewed by locals for diverse illnesses notably feverish conditions. Lemon grass is a plant whose therapeutic uses is underestimated. COMMON NAME: Lemon grass SIGNIFICANCE NAME: Cymbopogon citratus PART(S) USED: Leaves. Healthbubbles hereby itemises some of the healing properties […]

KOLANUT, a cheap and effective home medicine that is also within reach

KOLANUT,  a cheap and effective home medicine that is also within reach

Kola nut scientifically known as Cola acuminata belongs to the family Sterculiaceae. It is a plant with great medicinal potentials. Both Cola acuminata and Cola nitida have interesting medicinal applications however, in this post we are concerned about the medicinal uses of Cola acuminata. But how can you differentiate one from the other? Cola nitida […]

Ginger versus Turmeric, a consice comparison- know your herb

Ginger versus Turmeric, a consice comparison- know your herb

Ginger and turmeric are two of the most popular spices worldwide. Both have wonderful health benefits that make them a great addition to prepared meals. However, many are wondering which of these two is better. Without further ado, here is a comparison between ginger and turmeric: Vitamins and Minerals – Ginger When it comes to […]

Why Pawpaw treats joint pains, tumors, cancers as well as Ecoli and Salmonella infections

Why Pawpaw treats joint pains, tumors, cancers as well as Ecoli and Salmonella infections

Pawpaw tree known as Carica papaya has different medicinal uses. Dr. Al Sears, MD, CNS captured some of the health benefits of this important plant in his book titled Healing Herbs of Paradise. Quotes in this article are from same work. 1. “The leaves of the papaya tree contain an anticancer extract. Most of the […]

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