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Mace Herb Health Benefits

Nutmeg tree yields up to three times in a season. Once harvested from the tree, the outer coat or husk is removed and discarded. Just underneath the tough husk is the golden-brown colour aril, known as Read more [...]

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Gentian Herb Health Benefits

Gentian is an herb. The root of the plant and, less commonly, the bark is used to make medicine. The trumpet-shaped flowers are usually deep blue or azure, but can be white, cream, yellow, or red.   Many Read more [...]


Ice Plant Health Benefits

Ice plant also known as Ice fig is a native plant of South Africa. This plant loves summer and bears bright purple to magenta coloured flowers resembling the daisy flower.   Fresh Ice plant Read more [...]


Noni Plant

Noni is a small evergreen tree in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, Australia, and India that often grows among lava flows. Today, noni fruit, leaves, flowers, stems, bark, and roots are still used Read more [...]


Fumitory Herb Health Benefits

Fumitory is a low shrub with gray pointed leaves, and from a distance the plant can have the wispy appearance of smoke thus given the name earth-smoke.   The plant is in the Fumariaceae family Read more [...]


Cascara Sagrada Herb

Cascara sagrada is Spanish for “sacred bark” and was used for centuries by Native Americans as a laxative and it may also help to relieve constipation. It is also used in some sunscreens and as a flavouring Read more [...]


Boxwood Herb Health Benefits

Boxwood is a plant it is an evergreen shrub or small tree that belongs to the family Buxacece. People take chemicals from the leaf to make medicine (boxwood extract). The trunk has yellowish-brown and Read more [...]


Ashoka Herb Health Benefits

Ashoka tree belongs to the family of legumes and is a part of the subfamily Caesalpiniaceae. It was originally found mainly in the central part of the Deccan plateau and in the middle part of the Western Read more [...]


Asafoetida Herb Health Benefits

Asafoetida has been used for abdominal tumours and as a carminative, intestinal spasmodic, abortifacient, aphrodisiac, diuretic, sedative, and stimulant.   It is used in respiratory conditions, Read more [...]


Centaury Herb Health Benefits

Centaury is a small, annual herb, native to Europe and naturalized in the United States. It thrives in boggy meadows as well as in dry dunes. The root is fibrous and woody.   It is reputed Read more [...]