Upcoming $30 Bandit Food Plant Teaching Series videos: (03/04/2016)
6._$30margi anne- unknown plant (high vibe plant ? something to do with the star )
picture she had blonde and blue_Margi AnneYes!! she has antennas maybe a SirianBen Couwenbergmm possible pleaidien from thee yellow light pleiadies has 7 lights, but the sirian pleaidian light mingles.
i carry all 7
born with 7 colours blonde was the sign
inclduing the platinum ray which is a constantine ray
8._melanie burbage- chronic pain from injury. broke my femoral neck pretty much in half couple years ago , got steel keeping it together . Pain never went away since throughout right leg . ben: so u have steel stopping nerves fully rebuilding and its effecting ur right leg
metal isnt really meant to be in our body like thats tuffing electricity
when they told me i was to get metal in ym shatered elbow i said get stuffed. i will heal.
the first mistake was listening to them...
Melanie: I didn't have say actually it was emergency surgery , didn't know what they did till after , . Full extent of damage not know until a year later and yea lots of nerve damage that's created other issues in leg .
nervous system foods.
9._$30leigh ann- foxglove
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms is Easier Than
Did you know that shiitakes are easy to grow in the home
garden? Well they are and they only require a few ...items beyond the spawn (seeds). But before you jump
into the fungus business, there are a few things you will need to know.
1. Shiitakes will produce 6 to 18 months after inoculation and will continue to
produce for four to six years.
2. Any hardwood will work. This includes
chestnut, sugar maple, beech, alder, and gum but there favorite is oak. When
harvesting the wood, one will need to cut branches and/or trees that are disease
free and six to eight inches in diameter. To make handling the logs easier, keep
the length of the logs between four to six feet. Timing of the wood harvest is
also important. Only cut the wood after the leaves have fallen in the fall and
before the tree begins to bud out in the spring.
Once you have your
wood source and it is cut, it is time to order your spawn (seed). Shiitakes have
three strains that are weather based. These are the cold weather, warm weather,
and wide range. Your spawn supplier can help you pick the appropriate strain for
When your spawn arrives, it will be little dowels that are
impregnated with the shiitake spawn. Prior to inoculating your logs, they will
need to be refrigerated for 24 hours.
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Brazilian bush Cherry
Surinam Cherry: Eating this Wild Edible Fruit.
Ripe When Darkest.
Alternative Name(s): Eugenia brasiliana, Surinam Cherry.
Origin: Native to northern Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Flowers/Seedhead: Usually single (up to 4) on stalks 0.5–4 cm long. Flowers autumn to spring depending on location and rainfall.
Description: Small tree or shrub to 3 (rarely to 8) m high. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, leathery, 2.5–7 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, bronze when young to dark green and glossy when older, on a stalk 2–5 mm long. Fruit initially green, then yellow, ripening red, 1–4 cm wide, usually with one seed but up to 3. Seeds pale brown, 0.8–1.5 cm long.
Distinguishing features: Distinguished by aromatic opposite leaves mostly 3–6 cm long; flowers with 4 white petals 7–8 mm long and numerous white stamens with pale yellow anthers; 7- or 8-ribbed edible fruit that ripen bright to dark red.
Notes: Cultivated for its edible fruit, as an ornamental and for hedging. Now naturalised in many tropical and sub-tropical countries around the world.
The Surinam cherry is adapted to tropical and subtropical regions. In the Philippines, it thrives from sea-level to 3,300 ft (1,000 m); in Guatemala, up to 6,000 ft (1,800 m). Young plants are damaged by temperatures below 28º F (-2.22º C), but well-established plants have suffered only superficial injury at 22º F (-5.56º C). The plant revels in full sun. It requires only moderate rainfall and, being deep-rooted, can stand a long dry season.
Season and Harvesting:
The fruits develop and ripen quickly, only 3 weeks after the flowers open. In Brazil, the plants bloom in September and fruits ripen in October; they bloom again in December and January. In Florida and the Bahamas, there is a spring crop, March or April through May or June; and a second crop, September through November, coinciding with the spring and fall rains.
The fruits should be picked only when they are so ripe as to fall into the hand at the lightest touch, otherwise they will be undesirably resinous. Gathering must be done daily or even twice a day.
Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eugenia (yoo-JEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: uniflora (yoo-nee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
From seed; direct sow after last frost
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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Sun to Partial Shade
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The Surinam Cherry Fruit The fruit of the Surinam cherry is very highly flavored, tasting similar to a mango. Information obtained from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education reveals that the fruit is rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, iron, riboflavin and niacin, as well as being an excellent source of vitamin A. The Surinam cherry fruit is also rich in the antioxidants lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin, gamma-carotene and rubixanthin. The fruit readily releases its juices when sprinkled with sugar, and is used in jams and jellies, ice cream and fruit cups; as well as fermented into wine, vinegar and liqueurs.
Benefits Obtained from the Fruit : Traditionally the benefits of Surinam cherry fruit come from its astringent and antiseptic qualities, clearing symptoms of diarrhea and other gastro-intestinal upsets. It is also thought to be effective in clearing respiratory symptoms. The fruit has also been used regularly to keep colds at bay. The Surinam cherry fruit may be an effective source of antioxidants with such a high quantity of vitamins A, C and some of the B complex vitamins.
Clinical Study Involving Cineole: A placebo-controlled clinical study undertaken by the University Erlangen-Nürnberg in collaboration with MKL Institute of Clinical Research in Germany involved patients with COPD. The research looked at the evidence of mucolytics such as cineole, one of the ingredients in Surinam cherry fruit oils. Apart from cineole being found naturally in Surinam cherry fruits, it is the main ingredient of eucalyptus oil.
Cineole Effective in Reducing Inflammation : The researchers in this study, Heinrich Worth, Christian Schacher, and Uwe Dethlefsen took the hypothesis that cineole was effective as an anti-inflammatory and mucolytic and suggested its anti-inflammatory properties would be effective in treating patients with COPD, improving their pulmonary function with its bronchodilating properties. The study concluded that cineole, used in concomitant therapy assisted patients' dyspnea and improved their lung functions. Furthermore, this research revealed that cineole was an active ingredient in reducing inflammation of the mucus membrane, making it easier for patients with COPD to breathe.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/275240-the-benefits-of-surinam-cherry-fruit/#ixzz2bck0tHRy
Aussie bushtucker "midyim berries":
Austromyrtus dulcis (MYRTACEAE) - Midgen, Midjim, Midyim (berry) http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01_cms/details_pop.asp?ID=412
The berries are a popular traditional bushfood, eaten by indigenous Australians and non-indigenous people. The melt-in-the-mouth berries are sweet and aromatic, with a pleasant gingery flavour. While recognized as having good flavour qualities, the berries have not been commercialized due to harvesting and handling issues.
Midgen is also popular in amenity horticulture as an adaptable shrub for a variety of situations, handling a range of soils and climatic conditions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austromyrtus_dulcis
Midyim Berry & Apple Pie
50 gm Midyim Berries
2 large green apples
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
50 gm brown sugar
20 gm butter
1 Tbspn milk
Apple Dumpling (Billardiera scandens):
take about 3 year to bear fruit
Andrew Logan Also from Blue Mountains Wildplant Rescue, I bought these from them, tubestock last time I checked was $3 or cheaper for bulk.
The fruits, which only ripen after dropping to the ground, are valued as an Australian bush food and are variously described as tasting like stewed apples or kiwifruit. They were eaten by Australian Aborigines either in their ripened state or by roasting the unripened fruit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billardiera_scandens#Uses
Life Span: Medium (20 to 80 years)
Billardiera cymosa + Billardiera scandens
This appleberry is also a slender, twining creeper,
Billardiera belong to the Family Pittosporaceae, and are a genus of climbing plants limited to Australia. http://www.sgapqld.org.au/bushtucker19.html
growing native plants:
The range of the species extends from south Queensland to Tasmania, and South Australia. B. scandens can be found in habitats ranging from coastal heath to sclerophyll forest and inland mallee. Common names include Appleberry, Apple dumpling and Snotberry. Aboriginal names include Bomula (Sydney region) and Karrawang (Victoria).
Naturally occurring plants in dry, shaded or cool positions often develop sparse foliage. In cultivation, however, regular pruning and watering in a sunny position will improve growth. The species is frost tolerant to -7° C,
Propagation is more difficult for B. scandens than other Billardiera species. Summer sown seed may take up to 12 weeks to germinate in autumn. Treatments such as washing dried seeds in detergent, or straining seed after fermentation in water for two weeks may improve germination. Firm tip cuttings may be taken in summer.
Yarrow is an herb. The above ground parts are used to make medicine.
Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.
Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.
Yarrow is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids; for wounds; and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
In combination with other herbs, yarrow is used for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping, and other GI complaints.
In foods, the young leaves and flowers of yarrow are used in salads.
In manufacturing, yarrow is also used as a cosmetic cleanser and in snuff. Yarrow oil is used in shampoos.
How does it work?Yarrow contains many chemicals that might affect blood pressure and possibly have anti-inflammatory effects.
Yarrow has been credited by scientists with at least minor activity on nearly every organ in the body. Early Greeks used the herb to stop hemorrhages. Yarrow was mentioned in Gerard's herbal in 1597 and many herbals thereafter.
Yarrow was commonly used by Native American tribes for bleeding, wounds, and infections. It is used in Ayurvedic traditions, and traditional Chinese medicine credits yarrow with the ability to affect the spleen, liver, kidney, and bladder meridians, or energy channels, in the body.
---Preparations---Fluid extract, 1/2 to 1 drachm. An ointment made by the Highlanders of Scotland of the fresh herb is good for piles, and is also considered good against the scab in sheep.
Achillea millefolium is an erect herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems 0.2–1 metre (0.66–3.3 ft) in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form.
Herbal and traditional usesThe herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. It contains isovaleric acid,salicylic acid, asparagin, sterols, flavonoids, bitters, tannins, and coumarins. The plant also has a long history as a powerful 'healing herb' used topically for wounds, cuts and abrasions. The genus name Achillea is derived from mythical Greek character, Achilles, who reportedly carried it with his army to treat battle wounds. This medicinal action is also reflected in some of the common names mentioned below, such as staunchweed and soldier's woundwort.
Because Neanderthal dental tartar reveals evidence of medicine we know that Neanderthals in Europe already consumed yarrow, a natural astringent, and camomile, an anti-inflammatory.
The stalks are dried and used as a randomising agent in I Ching divination.
In the Middle Ages, yarrow was part of a herbal mixture known as gruit used in the flavouring of beer prior to the use ofhops. The flowers and leaves are used in making some liquors and bitters.
Traditional names for A. millefolium include arrowroot, bad man's plaything, bloodwort, carpenter's weed, death flower, devil's nettle, eerie, field hops, gearwe, hundred leaved grass, knight's milefoil, knyghten, milefolium, milfoil, millefoil, noble yarrow, nosebleed, old man's mustard, old man's pepper, sanguinary, seven year's love, snake's grass, soldier, soldier's woundwort, stanchweed, thousand seal, woundwort, yarroway, yerw. The English name yarrow comes from the Saxon (Old English) wordgearwe, which is related to both the Dutch word gerw and the Old High German word garawa.
Yarrow has also been used as a food, and was very popular as a vegetable in the 17th century. The younger leaves are said to be a pleasant leaf vegetable when cooked like spinach, or in a soup. Yarrow is sweet with a slight bitter taste. The leaves can also be dried and used as a herb in cooking.
A. millefolium has seen historical use as a medicine, often because of its astringent effects.
The dark blue essential oil, extracted by steam distillation of the flowers, is generally used as an anti-inflammatory or in chest rubs for colds and influenza.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) essential oil in a clear glass vial
The leaves encourage clotting, so it can be used fresh for nosebleeds. The aerial parts of the plant are used for phlegm conditions, as a bitter digestive tonic to encourage bile flow, and as a diuretic. The aerial parts act as a tonic for the blood, stimulate the circulation, and can be used for high blood pressure; it is also useful in menstrual disorders, and as an effective sweating remedy to bring down fevers.
Yarrow intensifies the medicinal action of other herbs taken with it. It is reported to be associated with the treatment of the following ailments:
Pain, antiphlogistic, bleeding, gastrointestinal disorders, cholereticinflammation, emmenagogue, stomachache.
Chinese proverbs claim yarrow brightens the eyes and promotes intelligence. Yarrow and tortoiseshell are considered to be lucky in Chinese tradition.
In classical Greece, Homer tells of the centaur Chiron, who conveyed herbal secrets to his human pupils, and taught Achilles to use yarrow on the battle grounds of Troy.
Native American uses
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium and its North American varieties, was used in traditionalNative American herbal medicine by tribes across the continent. The Navajoconsidered it to be a "life medicine", chewed it for toothaches, and poured an infusion into ears for earaches. The Miwok in California used the plant as an analgesic and head cold remedy.
Several tribes of the Plains Indians used common yarrow. The Pawnee used the stalk for pain relief. The Chippewa used the leaves for headaches by inhaling it in a steam. They also chewed the roots and applied the saliva to their appendages as a stimulant. The Cherokee drank a tea of common yarrow to reduce fever and aid in restful sleep.
Among the Zuni people use the occidentalis variety medicinally. The blossoms and root are chewed, and the juice applied before fire-walking or fire-eating. A poultice of the pulverized plant is mixed with water and applied to burns. Recently it was reported that treatment with Achillea millefolium may attenuate disease severity, inflammatory responses, and demyelinating lesions in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis.
DangersIn rare cases, yarrow can cause severe allergic skin rashes; prolonged use can increase the skin's photosensitivity. This can be triggered initially when wet skin comes into contact with cut grass and yarrow together.
In one study, aqueous extracts of yarrow impaired the sperm production of laboratory rats.
Greek myth had it that Achilles painted himself with a tincture of yarrow to make himself invulnerable to arrows, everywhere on his body except his heel.
Plantain is renowned for its healing effect on the digestive system. This is especially useful for anyone who has been damaged by antibiotics, anti-inflammatory or pain medications, food allergies, or Celiac disease. Both leaves and seeds specifically target the digestive system for healing.
The leaves may be steeped as tea, added to soups, or dried with a sauce similar to kale chips. The seeds – a type of psyllium – can be ground or soaked for bulk mucilage or absorbable fibre, which, consumed before meals, may help with weight loss.
Pigface (Carpobrotus glaucescens) :
Carpobrotus glaucescens is a prostrate (a plant with horizontal shoots close to the ground that may take root in the process of growth. ), creeping succulent that has long trailing stems to 2 m long, which root at nodes along the stems. From these nodes the plant produces upright leafy branches. It has thick, fleshy, smooth leaves 3.5-10 cm x 1-1.5 cm, which are triangular in cross section. The plant grows to form a groundcover that can cover a large area.
The plant produces large, striking, deep pink-purple daisy-like flowers from October to January, but also can flower sporadically throughout the year. The plant produces a red-purple berry fruit, which was used by the native aborigines as a food source. The flesh of the fruit is said to have a taste similar to salty apples. The roasted leaves have been used as a salt substitute. Early European explorers used the plant as an anti-scurvy treatment. The juice of the leaves can also be used to relieve pain from insect bites.
Pigface is generally a summer-spring growing plant. It can be grown either from seed or cuttings. Propagation is easiest by layering (rooting horizontal stem cuttings), as this is how the plant grows naturally. These layers should be around 30 cm in length and planted leaving at least 5 cm of the plant above the sand or soil. The plant can also be grown from cut pieces or division of large plants.
it is best planted in combination with Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus ) and Goats-foot (Ipomoea pes-caprae) as it seldom provides complete cover.
Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans. The chemical name for vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin name of scurvy, scorbutus, which also provides the adjective scorbutic ("of, characterized by or having to do with scurvy") ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scurvy
Pigface is in Aizoaceae or Ficoidaceae family (the fig-marigold family or ice plant family) is a family of dicotyledonous flowering plants containing 135 genera and about 1900 species. They are commonly known as stone plants or carpet weeds.
Goats-foot (Ipomoea pes-caprae)
This plant – namely the subspecies brasiliensis – is known as salsa-da-praia in Brazilian folk medicine, and is used to treat inflammation and gastrointestinal disorders.
It is said that the Carib Indians encorporated these plants into derivations of certain magic potions, which were used to alleviate evil spells
Goat's foot convolvulus (Ipomoea pes-caprae). Not all Ipomoea species are edible. The Beach Vine, those considered undesirable – cooking (peeling and
ipomoea calobra http://www.aff.org.au/RIRDC_09-161.pdf
The Australian native edible plant industry is rapidly expanding though most of the products are fruit based products or spices/seasoning. There is a distinct lack of native vegetable products available and a requirement for native vegetable products was identified by consumers, chefs and suppliers of native foods. They identified that their industry needed native vegetable foods that could replace traditional vegetables. That is, they required native vegetable food products to be used as “staple bulk foods” to replace the use of carrots, potato and other root vegetables. The flora of Western Australia contains an extraordinary number of species that form root tubers. Over 85% of 153 tuberous species recorded in Western Australia occur in the south west of the state. This diversity provided an unparalleled resource from which new horticultural crops could be developed. The diversity of the flora is of international significance but had not been surveyed for potential vegetable crops ~http://www.aff.org.au/Woodall_native_potato_final.pdf
platysace deflexa (native western australian radish)::
Geoff Woodall, a part-time research fellow at the University of WA's Centre for Excellence in Natural Resource Management, received $30,000 funding to develop a new industry based on a native radish, Platysace deflexa.
Lactuca Virosa (wild opium lettuce):
over rated says this guy,
It can be traced to an exaggerated entry on Wikipedia (which if you remember correctly is not authoritative. I have found so many plant mistakes in Wikipedia I have stopped correcting them. Forager Beware!)
crop in front of picture
Nutritional Information: The leaves of African nightshade consist of 87.2 g water, 1.0 mg iron, 4.3 g protein, 38 kcalories, 5.7 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g fibre, 442 mg calcium, 20 mg ascorbic acid, 3660 µg ß-Carotene, 75 mg phosphorus, and 0.59 mg riboflavin per 100 g fresh weight. The leaves also contain high levels of vitamin A, B, and C, and phenolics and alkaloids, including cocaine, quinine, nicotine, and morphine. Solanum species like S. macrocarpon, S. scabrum and S. villosum are found in many Kenyan vegetable gardens. A diet incorporating African nightshade is recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers, as it is good for people with iron deficiencies, and malaria patients.
Uses: The leaves of African nightshade are eaten as a cooked vegetable, sometimes mixed with other vegetables. Some varieties have a bitter taste and others have a ‘sweet’ taste which is generally after they have been boiled and the water has been thrown away. The fresh fruit is also eaten. African nightshade is widely used as a traditional medicine in Africa and other areas, though in some places around the world the leaves are considered poisonous. The leaf extracts of S. scabrum are used for the treatment of diarrhea, some eye infections and jaundice. The leaves of African nightshades may also be used to help treat duodenal ulcers, boils, and swollen glands. Raw fruit can also be chewed and swallowed to help treat stomach ulcers or aches. Both the fruits and the leaves of African nightshades are sources of dyes. The anthocyanin pigments within the black and purple fruits can be used as both dyes and as a type of ink.
Hawthorn Berry has been treasured for centuries for its heart promoting and cardiovascular strengthening abilities. Hawthorn Berry is widely used to help benefit congestive heart disease, angina (chest pains), cardiac arrhythmia, myocarditis, insomnia, diarrhea, blood clots, hepatitis, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, and digestion. Hawthorn Berry is also known to dilate peripheral and coronary blood vessels, lower blood pressure, ease hypertension, and increase the body’s metabolism. Hawthorn Berry has signifiant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it an excellent choice for those with chronic illnesses such as auto-immune disorders and circulatory problems. Hawthorne Berry extract also has gastro-protective qualities and can help reduce the frequency of ulcers and ease the pain of ulcerative colitis and other irritable bowel disorders. Hawthorn Berry is commonly consumed as a tea, capsule, tincture, juice, or extract. Hawthorn Berry tea is delicious and simple to make. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried hawthorn berries and let steep for 10 minutes or more, add a touch of raw honey to sweeten, if desired. The softened hawthorne berries can be either eaten or discarded. Hawthorn Berry capsules and tinctures are also a convenient way to include this helpful berry in your daily health routine and can be found online or at your local health food store.
Costus barbatus 'Red Tower Ginger' :
Spiral leafed 6 feet to 8 feet tall with huge 7 inch to 13 inch tall deep-red inflorescence with large yellow flowers. Medium to full sun. Flowers April through November. Zone 9 and higher. Hummingbirds love them.
The word ginger conjures up images of an exotic oriental food flavoring. However edible ginger is only one of approximately 1,300 species of the very diverse Zingiberaceae family. Gingers are classed as a herbaceous perennial and have enjoyed popularity as an ornamental plant in Asia and the Far East for centuries. Only recently have they become known as outstanding ornamentals in the U.S.Gingers as a group add outstanding exotic foliage and exotic flowers to the landscape. ~http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Costus-barbatus-Red-Tower-Ginger-P575.aspx
On this plant you can only eat the yellow flowers sticking out of the red part.
Grows well in temperate climates (ie. Sydney, Melbourne, etc).
Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
the proper name for this plant is Costus comosus, not barbatus, despite the prevalence in the nursery trade.
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When you break its skin, you find a juicy fruit that is as sweet as honey and as sour as a pineapple.
"Salak (Salacca zalacca) is a species of palm tree (family Arecaceae) native to Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 metres (20 ft) long; each leaf has a 2-metre long petiole with spines up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, and numerous leaflets.
Salak exported from Indonesia
The fruits grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin. They are about the size and shape of a ripe fig, with a distinct tip. The pulp is edible. The fruit can be peeled by pinching the tip, which should cause the skin to slough off so it can be pulled away. The fruit inside consists of three lobes with the two larger ones, or even all three, containing a large inedible seed. The lobes resemble, and have the consistency of, large peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly (salak pondoh from Yogyakarta) to moist and crunchy (salakBali). "
The most expensive salak fruit cultivar of the salak is the ‘gula pasir’ with a literal meaning of fine-grained sugar
This fruit smaller when compared to normal salak and is the sweetest of all salak fruit.
Salak gula pasir or also known as Sugar salak which known for its juicy sweetness sometimes ferments to be Salak wine.
This has an alcohol content of 13.5 percent, similar to Grape wine. The Salak wine taste is sweet and dry.
Fruit cake recipe in this link
Health benefits of Salak fruit
Salak fruit consist of nutrition just like Protein, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin-C, and Thiamine Dietary fiber, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus and Carbohydrates which are great for overall health. Listed here are the advantages of fruits:
1. Eye Medicine
Just one benefit of salak fruit is really as eye medication. According to investigation by health specialists, salak fruit consists of beta-carotene that is great for eyes. For anyone who wish to keep the eyes healthy and balanced yet fed up with having to constantly consume carrot juice, now you have yet another option that is swapping the carrot juice along with salak juice. Best of luck!
2. Diarrhea Medication:
Whenever you develop diarrhea, usually do not hurry to take drugs manufactured. It doesn’t hurt to try an all natural treatment initially. By consuming significantly less twenty grams of meat fresh fruits are still young can help to eliminate diarrheal illnesses. Besides natural, fruit can also be often experienced.
3. Helpful Diet Program
Salak fruit is excellent qualities to assist our diet program, it is because fruits salak consists of nutrition and also phytonutrients that may probably assist the diet routine. Additionally, in salak fruit consists of vitamin C, tannin and also fiber. And remember that fiber can easily provide the complete flavor or even satisfied effects longer mainly because it needs time to be soaked up by the intestines.
4. Good for Brain
Salak is recognized as one of several fruit which is extremely rich in Potassium and also Pectin, that are beneficial to brain. This is the reason individuals call salak as the Fruit of Memory.
5. Good for Stomach
Salak consists of saponins, beta-carotene, tannin, flavonoid and calcium that’s the reason salak possesses health advantages for body system. Tannin is actually anti diarrhea; therefore salak can cure looseness of the bowels. Salak deal with indigestion stomach. Tips, it is best to consume salak using its skin, which could avoid constipation.
6. Good for Skin
Salak is a great method of obtaining dietary anti-oxidants just like Vitamin-C and also phenolic compounds.
7. Maintain stamina
Vitamins are utilized to preserve and keep eye health is vitamin A when our school teachers, we usually suggest consuming plenty of carrots to satisfy the requirements of vitamin A. Even though the dr. Pericone suggests staying away from the carrots within the diet for wrinkle-free simply because in accordance with him the numerous foods which are loaded with vitamin A (as carotenoids) may cause an inflammation related reaction because of the high sugar content. Nach for the glasses whenever she was attempting to lessen the facial lines aka youthful efforts ought to change it using a carrot juice barking.
8. Curing Farsightedness
The sharpness of the eye just isn’t remedied simply by using vitamin A. vitamin A within the eye only increases the sharpness of viewing the light and also dark (night blindness). Dr. Hendrawan additionally stated that the place of disturbance nearsightedness just isn’t problems within the retina however in the eyes of the shortened axis, so the medicines are the glasses. As is the situation in my colleague, the usage of glasses could be removed due to the minus is still just a little (fourth), perhaps when it is already a lot, eyeglasses are definitely the remedy.
Deal with heartburn stomach simply by combining fresh salak fruit along with honey and after that consumed.
Put 3 leaves within a glass of steamed water combine along with honey and drink Three times each day to assist in treating hemorrhoids.
They taste like a delicious raisin jam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonia_acidissimaLimonia acidissima (syn. Feronia elephantum, Feronia limonia, Hesperethusa crenulata, Schinus limonia) is the only species within themonotypic genus Limonia. It is native in the Indomalaya ecozone to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and in Indochinese ecoregioneast to Java and the Malesia ecoregion. Vernacular names in English include: wood-apple, elephant-apple, monkey fruit, and curd fruit; and listed below are the variety of common names in the languages of its native habitat regions.
Nutrition: A hundred grams of fruit pulp contains 31 grams of carbohydrate and two grams of protein, equivalent to nearly 140 calories. The ripe fruit is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A; it also contains significant quantities of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin, and small amounts of vitamin C.
The health benefits of Bel Fruit or Wood Apple include relief from constipation, indigestion, peptic ulcer, piles, respiratory problems, diarrhea, and dysentery.It also boosts the immune system, fights off bacterial and viral infections, reduces inflammation and various inflammatory conditions, prevent cancer, increases milk production for nursing mothers, cures diabetes, increases ocular health, and helps prevent various sexual dysfunctions.
Nutritional Facts of Wood ApplesThe vast array of health benefits that are attributed to wood apples are mainly due to their nutrients, vitamins, and organic compounds, including their tannins, calcium, phosphorous, fiber, protein, and iron.
Health Benefits of Wood ApplesBel fruit also has great medicinal value for those who consume it, whether they are aware of these benefits or not! Let’s take a closer look at the extensive health benefits of this interesting fruit!
Good for Digestion: Bel fruit is great for digestion because it helps to destroy worms in the intestine, and is a good remedy for digestive disorders. It is also recommended as a remedy for chronic dysentery. The trunk and branches of bel trees contain a gum-like substance called ‘Feronia gum’. This is commonly used to curing diarrhea and dysentery. Bel fruit is also recommended for people with peptic ulcer or piles since bel leaves contain tannin, which is known to reduce inflammation. The laxative property of wood apple also helps to avoid constipation and the subsequent, pain, discomfort and associated health risks of that condition. This, combined with the antifungal and antiparisitic activities, make bel fruit ideal for increasing digestive health.
Blood Cleanser: As little as 50 mg of bel fruit juice mixed with warm water and sugar is recommended for blood purification and the removal of toxins that can cause extensive damage to the body. This reduces the strain on the liver and kidneys, which are the normal lines of defense against toxins.
Effective for Ear Aches: The root of the bel tree is integral in the management and treatment of ear conditions and pain.
Prevention of Scurvy: Deficiency of vitamin C(ascorbic acid) causes scurvy. Since Bel fruit is rich in vitamin C, it can guarantees that you do not develop scurvy, a potentially life-threatening condition. This high level of vitamin C also increases the strength and potency of the immune system, thereby protecting people who consume wood apples from a variety of microbial and viral infections.
Good for Diabetic Patients: The ‘Feronia gum’, contained in the trunk and branches of the bel tree, counteracts diabetes by reducing the severity of the condition and helps to manage the flow, secretion, and balance of sugars in the bloodstream. By managing the insulin and glucose levels, it is possible to prevent the spikes and plunges that can be so dangerous to diabetics.
Relief from Respiratory Problems: Leaves of the Bel fruit tree help people avoid chronic or recurring colds and related respiratory conditions. They also help in curing sore throat and treating chronic cough due to its function as an expectorant. It loosens phlegm and helps eliminate the buildup in the respiratory system.
Energy Booster: One hundred grams of Bel fruit pulp provides 140 calories, and the nutrients found in that amount boost organ activity and metabolic speed. This all results in additional energy and reserves in the body. The high protein content also means that the body can heal faster and the muscles can grow stronger, further boosting energy reserves.
Good for Kidney Conditions: Regular consumption of wood apple is recommended for people with kidney complaints. Considering the detoxifying powers of wood apples, the kidney and liver can be protected if the correct organic compounds from wood apples are kept at healthy levels.
Liver Health: As a good source of beta-carotene, wood apples also cure liver problems. They contain thiamine and riboflavin, both of which are known as liver health boosters, this fruit also functions as an ingredient in cardiac tonics.
Cure Snakebites: In Ayurvedic treatments, all parts of the wood apple plant are used to cure snakebites.
Protection Against Malaria: The pulp of bel fruit trees has also been used as a cosmetic component by women in Thai-Myanmar border area. This area is also frequently affected by dengue and malaria, but research studies have suggested that by applying the mixture of this pulp and repellents on the skin of pregnant women may be beneficial in protecting them against malaria.
Apart from the warming sensation upon application of this mix, the repellents are neutral and non-irritating. However, studies are underway to ascertain the mechanisms behind the benefits of this mixture on malaria.
african cucumber; (you ate it and its on manta rays $30Bandit video);
On the inside, the fruit looks and tastes like a bowl of sweet and gelatinous cucumber with a tart aftertaste.
Monstero Grows and fruits outdoors even in our cool climate, burns in full sun. Fruit is hard to eat because of prickles inside it | Anthony Miceli - Mornington, VIC 25-Feb-2006 Monstero You're doing something wrong. had one yesterday, fantastic fruit, nothing but soft sweet fruit salad flesh. you don't eat the inside stem, and wait til the hexagonal plates fall away. | Mal - Toowoomba, QLD 12-Apr-2006
Monstera I have been making monstera jam for several years, I just freeze the ripe sections and let them build up until i get enough to make some jam, i add 2/3 cup of sugar per cup of pulp and the juice and zest of 1 lemon per kg of pulp, then make the jam. | Jeffrey K. Heriot. - Buderim, QLD 26-Feb-2007
Popular both as a food and as a houseplant, this monster plant releases a pungent odor when it ripens. Apparently, it tastes like a pineapple.
Custard apple; they called it sugar apple.
The Durian fruit is a double whammy because of its weird appearance and revolting odor. Imagine the smell of old gym socks or sewage, and it is enough to turn your stomach upside down.
These belong to the same family as the tomato, and it shares a similar type of mild acidity. You can add Physalis fruits to your salad or use them to make your pasta sauce.
Rambutan: Rambutan means hairy in Malay, and you may very well agree when you see this red, hairy fruit. If you are brave enough to peel it, you find a tender, juicy fruit inside with a delicious sweet and sour taste.
Buddha's Hand; Common in Asia, it has a thick peel and a dry, seedless flesh similar to a lemon. The fruit is often used to make marmalade and liquors.
Parsley is related to carrots, parsnips, celery, fennel and dill.
Curled Leaf: In the U.S., curled leaf parsley (var. crispum) is the most common variety. It is used as a garnish and is often dried for use in stews, soups and other dishes. Curled leaf parsley includes a number of cultivars such as Decorator, a dark green, thick-leaved parsley; Forest Green, a heat-tolerant parsley with pleasant flavor and bunching growth habit; long-stemmed Pagoda; and extra curly varieties such as Extra Triple Curled and Frisca.
Flat-leaf parsley (var. neapolitanum Danert): has more flavor than curled leaf parsley and is used in soups, salads, stews and sauces. Cultivars include Gigante Catalogno with large, flat leaves; Italian Dark Green, with sturdy stems and a stronger flavor; and the dark green, fast-growing Italian Plain Leaf.
Hamburg parsley or "root parsley" (var. tuberosum): also known as German parsley, is available in specialty and ethnic markets. Hamburg parsley is used not for its leaves but for the turniplike root, which reaches lengths of 8 to 10 inches. It is roasted, fried or chopped up and incorporated into soup or stew.
For an earlier start, plant parsley seed indoors about six to eight weeks before the last expected frost in your area.
Health benefits and precautionsParsley is a source of Flavonoid, and Antioxidants (especially luteolin), apigenin, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Half a of tablespoon (a gram) of dried parsley contains about 6.0 µg of lycopene and 10.7 µg of alpha carotene as well as 82.9 µg of Lutein+Zeaxanthin and 80.7 µg of beta carotene.
Excessive consumption of parsley should be avoided by pregnant women. It is safe in normal food quantities, but large amounts may haveuterotonic effects.~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsley
These next articles all show different amounts so it shows you that its always a good idea to cross reference things, and what i take from this is that atleast we know what is in the parsley as some of same things are mentioned across all the articles;;
manganese2.5%This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Parsley provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System.
Health Benefits: A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components—including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second type is flavonoids—including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.
Promote Optimal Health: Parsley's volatile oils—particularly myristicin—have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke).
Parsley for a Healthy Heart: Parsley is a good source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins. While it plays numerous roles in the body, one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is its necessary participation in the process through which the body converts homocysteine into benign molecules. Homocysteine is a potentially dangerous molecule that, at high levels, can directly damage blood vessels, and high levels of homocysteine are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease. Enjoying foods rich in folic acid, like parsley, is an especially good idea for individuals who either have, or wish to prevent, these diseases. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells—the colon, and in women, the cervix.
Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis: While one study suggests that high doses of supplemental vitamin C makes osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative arthritis that occurs with aging, worse in laboratory animals, another indicates that vitamin C-rich foods, such as parsley, provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints.
The findings, presented in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases were drawn from a study of more than 20,000 subjects who kept diet diaries and were arthritis-free when the study began, and focused on subjects who developed inflammatory polyarthritis and similar subjects who remained arthritis-free during the follow-up period. Subjects who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were more than three times more likely to develop arthritis than those who consumed the highest amounts.
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These may look like party balloons but they are actually rainbow grapes. These grapes aren't a rare species, they are created during Véraison (when grapes turn from green to purple as they ripen).
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Carambola, also known as starfruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The fruit is popular throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and parts of East Asia. The tree is also cultivated throughout non-indigenous tropical areas, such as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southern United States.
The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five, but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The entire fruit is edible and is usually eaten out of hand. They may also be used in cooking, and can be made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks.
Benefits Carambola is rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C; and low in sugar, sodium, and acid. It is also a potent source of both primary and secondary polyphenolic antioxidants. Averrhoa carambola has both antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Scavenging of nitric oxide (NO) by the fruit extract is dependent on concentration and stage of ripening. Extracts showed antimicrobial activity against E. coli, Klebsiella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Risks Carambolas contains oxalic acid, which has been considered harmful to individuals suffering from kidney failure, kidney stones, or those under kidney dialysis treatment. Consumption by those with kidney failure can produce hiccups, vomiting, nausea, and mental confusion. Fatal outcomes have been documented in some patients. Recent research has however, identified another compound, caramboxin, which is structurally similar to phenylalanine, to be responsible for the observed effects.
Drug interactions Like the grapefruit, carambola is considered to be a potent inhibitor of seven cytochrome P450 isoforms. These enzymes are significant in the first-pass elimination of many medicines, and, thus, the consumption of carambola or its juice in combination with certain medications can significantly increase their effective dosage within the body. Research into grapefruit juice has identified a number of common medications affected, including statins, which are commonly used to treat cardiovascular illness, and benzodiazepines (a tranquilizer family including diazepam).
When selecting a Star Fruit be sure it is fully yellow then allow to ripen on your counter until the fruit becomes golden and the ribs begin to brown. Some of the common varieties of Carambola include: King, Bell, Sri Kembangan, Arkin, and Fwang Tung. Once your Star Fruit is mature it is capable of producing up to 200 pounds of fruit a year.
charting its nutrtion...
tropical fruit with sweet and sour flavor.
Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola. The fruit is known as belimbing manis in many South East Asian regions and kamrakh in India.
Health benefits of star fruit
Pineapple Sage, Honeymelon Sage, Scarlet Pineapple Sage, Tangerine Sage. syn S. rutilans
Salvia elegans, commonly called Pineapple sage or Tangerine Sage, is a perennial shrub native to Mexico and Guatemala. It inhabits Madrean and Mesoamerican pine-oak forests between 6,000 and 9,000 ft (1,800 and 2,700 m).
Uses: The leaves and flowers of S. elegans are edible. The plant is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine, especially for the treatment of anxiety, and also for lowering of blood pressure. Although scientific information about these medicinal properties is scarce, a preliminary study on mice found support for the plant potentially having antidepressant and antianxiety properties. Pineapple sage has also been shown to have a dose-dependent antihypertensive effect, attributed to its action as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and inhibitor of the angiotensin converting enzyme.
The Lamiaceae or Labiatae (the mint or deadnettle family) are a family of flowering plants.
Pineapple sage is an herbaceous perennial with scarlet red flowers, growing 1.2 to 1.5 meters.
It is a great butterfly and bird attractant, with studies indicating it is one of the local hummingbirds’ three most commonly visited plants.
Salvias have a long history of being used for many medical conditions. The genus name ‘Salvia’ is derived from ‘salvere’, which is Latin for ‘to save’.
A half hardy perennial (all weather in zones 8-11), pineapple sage likes well drained, rich soil and lots of light -- six hours a day or more. It needs regular watering. If you do forget to water it, or it starts to droop on brutally hot days.
Propagate pineapple sage from cuttings whenever possible. They'll root quickly and easily. Take four inch cuttings and remove all but the top two leaves. Almost any growing medium will work, but I prefer sand. I just place the cuttings in a plastic bag a third full of sand. I put the bag in an eastern facing window for a few weeks and make sure to keep the sand moist at all times. Some of my cutting have rooted in as little as four days. If I think about it, I roll the cut ends in cinnamon (the poor man's rooting compound).
Though the herb is generally listed as hardy to Zone 8 or 9, the roots of pineapple sage overwinter in my Zone 7 garden under 3 to 4 inches of winter mulch, producing a larger clump of shoots each year.
The lateness of flowering is a serious drawback for gardeners in cooler climates where early frost usually precludes the flower show, at least in the garden. However, if the entire plant is brought indoors before it is nipped by the cold, it will bloom for quite a while in a sunny room.
Read more: http://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/herb-to-know-pineapple-sage.aspx#ixzz38icVDMHP
A 2009 Irish university study, however, shows that common sage may aid digestion of meat products.
Several cultivars of sage are grown either for medicinal or for culinary purposes.
This article also contains a lot of nutrition info but im not sure its on pineapple sage i think its on just normal sage. (looks copied from this pdf
In its native Mexico, an infusion of the leaves is thought to be a general tonic effective in the relief of anxiety and depression, and to lower blood pressure. It is also thought to relieve indigestion, and influenza. The leaves and flowers are used either raw or cooked in a variety of hot and cold dishes.
Tatsoi (Brassica narinosa or Brassica rapa var. rosularis) (in Chinese: 塌棵菜, 瓢儿菜, 乌塌菜, or 塌古菜; and, in Japanese: タアサイ or 塌菜), also called Spinach mustard, Spoon mustard, or Rosette bok choy, is an Asian variety of Brassica rapa grown for greens. This plant has become popular in North American cuisine as well, and is now grown throughout the world.
The plant has dark green spoon-shaped leaves which form a thick rosette. It has a soft creamy texture and has a subtle yet distinctive flavour.
It can be grown to harvestable size in 45–50 days, and can withstand temperatures down to –10°C (15°F). Tatsoi can be harvested even from under the snow. ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsoi
Tatsoi, botanical name Brassica narinosa is a cool-season flat-forming Chinese cabbage and member of the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. It is commonly known as spoon mustard, spinach mustard and rosette bok choy. In Chinese, its name is wu ta cai and in Japan it is known as tasai. It is treated as a cut-and-come again leafy vegetable, allowing for multiple harvests on a single plant. The plant's maturity is signaled by flowering shoots arising from the foliage. Eventually the plant will sprout seeds, marking its life cycle's migration. The seeds can be saved and used for future crops.
Tatsoi is a small low-growing plant that forms a rosette of petite leaves with short pale lime green stems. Its spoon-shaped, near seaweed green colored leaves are glossy with a buttery, tender and succulent texture. Fresh tatsoi displays sweet and tangy flavors with a mineral finish. Once cooked, it develops a warm earthiness similar to spinach.
Tatsoi - High in calcium, iron, and potassium, this leafy green is an excellent choice for those who want to strengthen the liver, blood, and bones. Like other leafy greens, tatsoi has high vitamin A content which can help prevent or lessen the severity of allergies. ~http://stellalunacsa.com/health-benefits.html
Nutritional Value of Tatsoi
More Facts About Tatsoi (Related to its Nutrient Content):
Tatsoi contains more vitamin C than oranges. Who would've guessed – the small spoon-shaped leaves of tatsoi pack a vitamin C punch! Ounce for ounce, these nutrient-dense leaves contain more than twice as much vitamin C as oranges. In fact, tatsoi is considered one of the world's best vegetable sources of this vital nutrient, with only a handful of fresh vegetables – such as peppers and parsley – providing more vitamin C than tatsoi.
Tatsoi leaves are packed with carotenoids. Carrots may be the best known source of carotenoids, but they are hardly the only vegetable loaded with these health-protecting nutrients. Many Brassica vegetables, including tatsoi spoon mustard and regular mustard greens, provide tons of carotenoids. To maximize the health benefits of tatsoi greens related to their high carotenoid content, eat tatsoi together with foods that contain some fat. Carotenoids are fat-soluble, meaning that they need fat to be absorbed and used by your body.
Tatsoi: A Source of Carotenoids for Healthy Eyes We typically associate carotenoids (pro-vitamin A) with carrots and other orange vegetables and fruits, but also many green vegetables contain these eye-healthy nutrients. Tatsoi greens, for example, are loaded with carotenoids, with one ounce of fresh tatsoi leaves supplying your body with 55% of the daily value for vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). A revealing study published in the November 1994 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that the study participants in the highest quintile of carotenoid intake had a 43% lower risk for age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the UK and US.
Tatsoi contains twice as much calcium as milk. Milk is touted as a top source of calcium, but the fact is, on a weight-by-weight basis, many green leafy vegetables trump milk in terms of calcium content. Fresh tatsoi leaves, for example, contain 210 milligrams of calcium per 100 grams, while an equal serving of milk provides just 113 milligrams.
Tatsoi Contains Glucosinolates, Beneficial Compounds with Anti-Cancer ActivityAlthough little is known about the potential anti-cancer effects of tatsoi greens, a high overall intake of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with reduced risk of several types of cancer, including lung, colon, breast, prostate and bladder cancers. The potential anti-cancer effects of cruciferous vegetables have been ascribed to the presence of glucosinolates in these super-veggies. While glucosinolates themselves do not confer many health benefits, they are easily converted into isothiocyanates, phytochemicals with proven anti-cancer activities.
One of the Best Natural Sources of Vitamin C Did you know that raw tatsoi leaves are one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C? Ounce for ounce, these little spoon-shaped leaves contain more than twice as much as vitamin C as lemons and oranges. With 130 milligrams of vitamin C per a 100-gram serving,
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions Above, we have focused on the potential health benefits of tatsoi, but if eaten in excess, this nutritious salad might also cause some problems. Like some other Brassicas, tatsoi contains progoitrin, a compound that is converted into goitrin in the digestive tract. In some cases, extremely high levels of goitrin may suppress thyroid activity and cause goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland that often produces a noticeable swelling in the front of the neck. To reduce your exposure to goitrin or any other single anti-nutrient, keep your diet varied and be sure to rotate your vegetables.
Spearmint or spear mint (Mentha spicata) is a species of mint native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, though its exact natural range is uncertain due to extensive early cultivation.
Health effects: Spearmint tea may be used as a treatment for hirsutism in women. Its antiandrogenic properties reduce the level of free testosterone in the blood, while leaving total testosterone and DHEA unaffected. However, administration of spearmint tea to rats causes dose-dependent, temporary or permanent negative effects on the reproductive system of the male rat and leads to lipid peroxidation that results in histopathologies in the kidney, liver, and uterine tissues; more research into the toxic effects of the tea in humans is warranted. It can also be used to treat a variety of digestive ailments.
Spearmint has been studied for antifungal activity; its essential oil was found to have some antifungal activity, although less than oregano. Its essential oil did not show any evidence of mutagenicity in the Ames test. It can have a calming effect when used for insomnia or massages. Spearmint has also been described as having excellent antioxidant activity, comparable to the synthetic BHT. Due both to its antioxidant activity and its common use to season lamb in Indian cuisine, it has been studied as an additive to radiation-processed lamb meat, and was found effective in delaying oxidation of fats and reducing formation of harmful substances, which can be detected using thiobarbituric acid as a reagent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearmint
Health benefits of spearmint: There are many health claims associated with the consumption of the herb. Some people consume spearmint to help alleviate symptoms of nausea, indigestion, gas, headache, toothache, cramps, and sore throat. Spearmint is also applied topically (to the skin) to help reduce swelling due to nerve or muscle pain.
Fresh spearmint leaves.
Health benefits associated with spearmint:
Antioxidant activity - a report, published in the Journal of Chemistry, revealed that spearmint extract has "good total phenolic and flavonoid contents. It exhibited excellent antioxidant activity1, as measured by β-carotene bleaching and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assays."
Antifungal properties - spearmint essential oil is associated with a number of antifungal properities2, according to a study presented at the 2011 International Conference on Environmental and Agriculture Engineering.
Relieving symptoms of digestive problems - spearmint may help relax the stomach muscles, reducing symptoms of nausea and other digestive problems. According to a review of the potential health benefits of spearmint tea, published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, "human studies on the GI, respiratory tract and analgesic effects of peppermint oil and its constituents have been reported".3 However, more research is necessary to back this claim.
Treating hirutism (abnormal hair growth) - There is very promising data published in the journal Phytotherapy Research showing that drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day for five days could reduce the level of androgens in women with hirsutism. Women with hirsutism grow hair on their face, breasts, and stomach. This can cause a great deal of distress. The hair grows because of excessively high levels of the 'masculinizing' androgen hormones.
Spearmint and rosemary extracts found to improve memory. Prof. Susan Farr, from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, presented findings to suggest that antioxidants from spearmint and rosemary made into an enhanced extract may help improve learning and memory, which could help with age-related cognitive decline.
Other health conditions that spearmint may be effective at treating, include:
There are at least 20 species of mint and their hybrids exist, most of them difficult to classify because of their variability and readiness to hybridize among each other. Here are some mint herbs apart from the popular peppermint and water mints;
Health benefits of spearmint:
Medicinal uses Almost all parts of spear mint herb found a place in various traditional as well in modern medicine.
The health benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant substance.
The Essential Oil of Spearmint is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops of the spearmint plant, whose scientific name is Mentha Spicata. The main components of this oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Carvone, Cineole, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene, Menthol and Myrcene.
Antiseptic: This oil works well as an antiseptic for wounds and ulcers, protecting them from becoming septic or developing other infections, while also helping them to heal faster. These antiseptic properties are due to the presence of components like Menthol, Myrcene and Caryophyllene.
Antispasmodic: This property of Essential Oil of Spearmint comes from its menthol content, which has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles, and helps to relax contractions in the case of spasms. Therefore, it is frequently prescribed to provide effective relief from spasmodic coughs, aches, pulling sensations and aches in the abdominal region and intestines. This includes it ability to soothe muscle strains or cramps, nervous convulsions, and even spasmodic cholera.
Disinfectant: The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint make it a disinfectant. It can help get rid of both internal and external infections. It is particularly effective in protecting internal wounds and ulcers, like those in the stomach, food pipe, and intestines, from infections. In ancient Greece, it was used to treat infectious diseases like Scabies, Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and other infectious or transmittable diseases.
Carminative: The relaxing properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint induce relaxation in the intestines and muscles of the abdominal region, thereby helping the gases formed in stomach and intestines to pass out of the body naturally. This provides relief from many health concerns, including uneasiness and restlessness, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, chest pain, vomiting, cramps and other related symptoms.
Cephalic: This oil has a relaxing and cooling effect on the brain, which removes stress on our cognitive center. It helps people to concentrate, and since it is a cephalic substance, it helps to cure headaches and other stress related neural problems. This oil is supposed to be good for the overall health and protection of the brain as well.
Emenagogue: Problems with menstruation, such as irregular periods, obstructed menses and early menopause can be solved with the help of this essential oil. It promotes the secretion of hormones like estrogen, which facilitates menstruation and ensures good uterine and sexual health. This also delays the onset of menopause and relieves certain symptoms associated with menstruation like nausea, fatigue, and pain in the lower abdominal region.
Stimulant: This essential oil stimulates the secretion of hormones and the discharge of enzymes, gastric juices and bile, while also stimulating nerves and brain function, and promoting good blood circulation. This keeps the metabolic activity at a high rate and also boosts the strength of the immune system because stimulating blood circulation boosts immunity and toxin removal.
Restorative: The function of a restorative is to restore health and maintain proper functioning of all the organ systems operating in the body. A restorative also helps to repair the damage done to the body and aid in the recovery from injuries and wounds. It also helps people to regain strength after long bouts of illness.
Insecticide: Spearmint essential oil is an effective insecticide and keeps away mosquitoes, white ants, ants, flies, and moths. It can also be safely applied on the skin for protection against mosquito bites. Spearmint essential oil is sometimes used in mosquito repellant creams, mats, and fumigants.
The Essential Oil of Spearmint can help treat asthma and congestion due to its decongestant properties. It also relieves fevers, excess flatulence, constipation, sinusitis, acne, gum and teeth problems, migraines, stress and depression. Being far lower in menthol content, it can be safely given to children to relieve their various ailments.
Few Words of Caution: There are no reported dangers of using this essential oil, but as an emmenagogue, it should not be taken by pregnant women.~http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/spearmint-essential-oil.html
Emmenagogues are substances which have the ability to provoke or stimulate menstruation. They can work in a variety of ways, but the end result is menstruation.Menstruation is the periodic discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica):
Centella asiatica, commonly known as centella and gotu kola, is a small, herbaceous, annual plant of the family Mackinlayaceae or subfamily Mackinlayoideae of family Apiaceae, and is native to wetlands in Asia. It is used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional African medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. It is also known as the Asiatic pennywort or Indian pennywort in English, among various other names in other languages.
Centella grows along ditches and in low, wet areas. In Indian and Southeast Asian centella, the plant frequently suffers from high levels of bacterial contamination, possibly from having been harvested from sewage ditches. Because the plant is aquatic, it is especially sensitive to pollutants in the water, which are easily incorporated into the plant.
Chemistry: Centella asiatica has large amounts of pentacyclic triterpenoids including asiaticoside, brahmoside, asiatic acid, and brahmic acid. Other products include centellose, centelloside, and madecassoside.
Medicinal effects: According to the American Cancer Society, although centella is promoted for its health benefits, "available scientific evidence does not support claims of its effectiveness for treating cancer or any other disease in humans". However some research has shown a possible health benefit in the form of reduction of the progression of subclinical arterial lesions in low-risk asymptomatic subjects.
Gotu kola has been used as a medicine for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia, particularly for healing wounds, improving mental function and treating the symptoms of leprosy. It even has a reputation for promoting longevity.
Gotu kola has been shown to:
Conditions commonly used for Historically, gotu kola has been used for chronic skin conditions (including psoriasis and leprosy), abscesses, syphilis, hepatitis, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, mental fatigue, epilepsy, diarrhoea, fever, and asthma. Modern research and use particularly applies gotu kola to:
Medicinal Uses and Indications / Treatment:
Venous insufficiency and varicose veins: When blood vessels lose their elasticity, blood pools in the legs and fluid leaks out of the blood vessels. That causes the legs to swell (venous insufficiency). Several small studies suggest gotu kola may help reduce swelling and improve blood flow. In a study of 94 people with venous insufficiency, those who took gotu kola saw their symptoms improve compared to those who took placebo. In another study of people with varicose veins, ultrasound tests showed that people who took gotu kola has less leakage of fluid. One study also found that people who took gotu kola before flying had less ankle and leg swelling than those who didn't take it.
Wound healing and skin lesions: Gotu kola has chemicals called triterpenoids. In animal and lab studies, these compounds seem to help heal wounds. For example, some studies suggest that triterpenoids strengthen the skin, boost antioxidants in wounds, and increase blood supply to the area. Based on these findings, gotu kola has been applied to the skin, or used topically, for minor burns, psoriasis, preventing scars after surgery, and preventing or reducing stretch marks. You can find gotu kola in many creams for wound healing. Ask your health care provider if one is right for you.
Anxiety: These same chemicals -- triterpenoids -- seem to decrease anxiety and increase mental function in mice. One human study found that people who took gotu kola were less likely to be startled by a new noise than those who took placebo. Since the "startle noise" response can be a way to tell if someone is anxious, researchers think that gotu kola might help reduce anxiety symptoms. But the dose used in this study was very high, so it's impossible to say how gotu kola might be used to treat anxiety.
Scleroderma: A single study of 13 women with scleroderma found that gotu kola decreased joint pain and skin hardening, and improved finger movement.
Insomnia: Gotu kola acts as a sedative when given to animals in tests. Because of that, it is sometimes suggested to help people with insomnia. But no human studies have been done to see whether it works and whether it's safe.
Dosage and Administration
Gotu kola is available in teas and as dried herbs, tinctures, capsules, tablets, and ointments. Products should be stored in a cool, dry place and used before the expiration date on the label.
pediatric Gotu kola is not recommended for children under 18 years old.
now into territory i already knew as i visit nimbin which is the only town i know of which actually has an apothecary. ...
Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility and premature aging. As a brain tonic, it is said to aid intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands and cleanses the blood to treat skin impurities. It is said to combat stress and depression, increase libido and improve reflexes.
The primary active constituent is triterpenoid compounds. Saponins (also called triterpenoids) known as asiaticoside, madecassoside, and madasiatic acid are the primary active constituents. These saponins beneficially affect collagen (the material that makes up connective tissue), for example, inhibiting its production in hyperactive scar tissue.
Due mostly to the actions of asiaticoside and madecassoside that it contains, gotu kola may prevent, delay and treat a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency. This occurs when valves in the veins that carry blood back to the heart are weak or damaged and blood collects in the veins of the legs. This collection of blood can lead to varicose veins, spider veins, or sores on the legs. More serious results can include blood clots in the legs.
Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum.
Dill grows to 40–60 cm (16–24 in)
Dill seeds can also be used to prepare herbal tea.
Cultivation: Successful cultivation requires warm to hot summers with high sunshine levels; even partial shade will reduce the yield substantially. It also prefers rich, well drained soil. The seeds are viable for three to ten years.
The seed is harvested by cutting the flower heads off the stalks when the seed is beginning to ripen. The seed heads are placed upside down in a paper bag and left in a warm, dry place for a week. The seeds then separate from the stems easily for storage in an airtight container.
Companion planting :
When used as a companion planting, dill draws in many beneficial insects as the umbrella flower heads go to seed. Fittingly, it makes a good companion plant for cucumbers. It is a poor companion for carrots and tomatoes.
Protection Against Free Radicals and Carcinogens The monoterpene components of dill have been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the anti-oxidant molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of dill's volatile oils qualify it as a "chemoprotective" food (much like parsley) that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens, such as the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke, charcoal grill smoke, and the smoke produced by trash incinerators.
An Anti-Bacterial Spice The total volatile oil portion of dill has also been studied for its ability to prevent bacterial overgrowth. In this respect, dill shares the stage with garlic, which has also been shown to have "bacteriostatic" or bacteria-regulating effects.
A Flavorful Way to Help Prevent Bone Loss In addition to its chemoprotective and bacteriostatic properties, our food ranking system qualified dill as a very good source of calcium. Calcium is important for reducing the bone loss that occurs after menopause and in some conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Our food ranking system also qualified dill as a good source of dietary fiber and a good source of the minerals manganese, iron and magnesium.
Dill weed is a unique perennial herbal plant in the sense that both its leaves as well as seeds are used as a seasoning. It is the member of the Umbelliferae family, a large group of flowering herbs and spices, which include caraway, parsley, cumin, fennel, etc.
Botanically, it belongs within the family of Apiaceae, of the genus: Anethum and scientifically named as Anethum graveolens.
[The Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae), commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, -wiki]
Health benefits of dill
100 g fo this herb provides (%of RDA per 100 g):
37.5% of folates (vitamin B11),
14% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
23% of riboflavin (vitamin B-2),
140% of vitamin-C,
257% of vitamin-A,
21% of calcium,
82% of iron and
55% of manganese.
(Note: RDA- Recommended daily allowance)
The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, also known in North America as the table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or informally simply as the beet. It is several of the cultivated varieties of beet (Beta vulgaris) grown for their edible taproots and their greens. These varieties have been classified as B. vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Conditiva Group. Other than as a food, its uses include food coloring and as a medicinal plant. Many beet products are made from other Beta vulgaris varieties, particularly sugar beet.
Beetroot is an excellent source of folate and a good source of manganese, and contains betaines which may function to reduce the concentration of homocysteine, a homolog of the naturally occurring amino acid cysteine. High circulating levels of homocysteine may be harmful to blood vessels and thus contribute to the development of heart disease, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease. This hypothesis is controversial as it has not yet been established whether homocysteine itself is harmful or is just an indicator of increased risk for heart disease.
The red colour compound betanin is not broken down in the body, and in higher concentrations may temporarily cause urine and stool to assume a reddish colour; in the case of urine this is called beeturia. This effect may cause distress and concern due to the visual similarity to hematuria (blood in the urine) or blood in the stool, but is completely harmless and will subside once the food is out of the system.
(nutritional chart included)
Preliminary research Basic research on rats as well as pilot studies on humans have shown betaine may protect against liver disease, particularly the accumulation of liver fat deposits caused by alcohol abuse, protein deficiency, or diabetes.
In preliminary research, beetroot juice reduced blood pressure in hypertensive individuals and so may have an effect on mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.
Dietary nitrate, such as that from consuming beets, may be a source for the biological messenger nitric oxide which induces the endothelium of arteries to signal smooth muscle, triggering vasodilation and increased blood flow.
A drug made from this berry has been used to treat animals with face and neck tumours, and it starts taking effect within FIVE MINUTES. Human trials have now been approved.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1y3YLCq
The berry comes from the blushwood tree (Hylandia dockrillii), which is a rainforest-dwelling variety known for centuries by local indigenous communities as having fast-acting medicinal properties. Now a drug has been manufactured using a compound found in the berry, and it’s so far been used on 300 animals, including cats, dogs, horses, and Tasmanian devils, who were afflicted with different kinds of superficial tumours.
One big plus with this new drug, called EBC-46, is that there appears to be no side effects when it’s used to treat cancers, and even better, it’s super-fast at getting results. According to the ABC, once the drug had been directly injected into the site of the tumour, it started taking effect within five minutes.
this wonder-berry happens to grow on a shrub that’s only found in one small part of the world - the Atherton Tablelands in Australia’s Far North Queensland region - and its range is so limited because the blushwood is extremely particular about the conditions under which it will grow.
In some parts of Asia, the young leaves of the papaya are steamed and eaten like spinach.
Papaya fruit is a source of nutrients such as provitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folate and dietary fiber. Papaya skin, pulp and seeds also contain a variety of phytochemicals, including lycopene and polyphenols. In preliminary research, danielone, a phytoalexin found in papaya fruit, showed antifungal activity against Colletotrichum gloesporioides, a pathogenic fungus of papaya.
Both green papaya fruit and the tree's latex are rich in papain, a protease used for tenderizing meat and other proteins. Its ability to break down tough meat fibers was used for thousands of years by indigenous Americans.
Other preliminary research indicates alternate possible effects which remain to be further studied. Papaya juice has an in vitro antiproliferative effect on liver cancer cells, possibly due to lycopene or immune system stimulation. Papaya seeds might contain antibacterial properties against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus or Salmonella typhi. Papaya seed extract may have effects in toxicity-induced kidney failure.
Indigestion-Heartburn - Papaya Leaves are great for getting rid of invading bacteria that cause upset stomach problems because they contain karpain which kills bacteria. And it contains lots of papain, protease enzyme, and amylase enzyme which help to breaks down proteins, carbs, and sooth the GI tract... and helps with acid reflux.
Papaya Leaves reduce inflammation of the stomach lining and heal gastric ulcers by killing H. pylori bacteria. And Papaya Leaf tea soothes away colon inflammation from IBS and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
Break Down Wheat Gluten - Papaya Leaves have the ability to break down wheat gluten making it easy to digest.
Cancer - Papaya Leaves have a milky sap that’s great for preventing and killing cancer cells because it contains acetogenin.
There are many studies including studies in Japan showing that Papaya Leaves are effective for curing cancer. And there are people who have cured their cancer by drinking Papaya Leaf Tea for extended periods of time.
The University of Florida did studies showing that Papaya Leaves contain agents that kill cancer, especially cervix, prostate, liver, breast, and lung cancer. The more concentrated the tea the better the results... and there are no side effects of any kind.
Down through history in Australia the native aboriginal people have talked about Papaya Leaf Tea as a great cancer healing agent, also in Asia and other places.
Most recommend taking 10 leaves, cutting them up and boiling them in a 1/2 gallon water until it boils down to quart... then let it cool. The tea will keep in the frig for 2 days in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid... drink as much as possible.
Plus Papaya Leaf tea enhances chemotherapy... and helps with chemotherapy side effects.
Prostate Enlargement - Papaya Leaf tea can help with benign prostate enlargement and also help with rectal lesions problems associated with prostate enlargement.
Acne Remedy - If you have acne then take dried Papaya Leaves and putting them in a blender with just enough water to make a paste. Then take the paste and used it as a mask, let it dry, and then wash it off... it works great for acne!
Increase Platelet Count - Papaya Leaf Tea cures thrombocytopenia or low platelet counts which keeps a person from clotting. There have been many studies showing that Papaya Leaf Tea can increase platelet counts in cases of vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy, dengue fever and more.
Menstrual Pain - Take 6 Papaya Leaves and boil them in a liter of water for 15 minutes. Then add any kind of juice that you like... let cool and drink one large glass 3 times a day.
Laxative - Papaya Leaves made into a strong tea also work well as a good laxative... for those who suffer from constipation.
Dengue Fever - Papaya Leaves made into a tea lower fevers and helps with colds, flues, and even dengue fever... and some even call it a cure for dengue fever.
Skin Problems - Papaya Leaves can help with fungal infections of the skin, warts, scars... and get rid of freckles.
Increase Appetite - Papaya Leaf tea increases appetite bringing vigor and vitality back to the body.
Cataracts - Papaya Leaf tea can prevent cataracts.
Emphysema - Papaya Leaves contain lots of Vitamin D which prevents emphysema.
Immune Booster - Papaya Leaves contains lots of powerful antioxidants that boost your immune system and stave off cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Papaya Leaves create “Th1” a cytokines which boost the immune system and fights cancer.
Anti-Aging - Papaya Leaf also contains 50 or more different amino acids such as: threonine, glutamate acid, glycine, valine, leucine, phenylalanine, lysine, tritophan, cysteine, histidine, tyrosine, alanine, proline, aspartate, and more... and some of these agents are used in cosmetics for creating young healthy looking skin, and have been used as anti-aging compounds.
Contains - Papaya Leaf contains lots of great nutrients such as B-Vitamins for vitality and enhanced mood, Vitamins A and C which are powerful antioxidants, calcium and Vitamin D which are important for strong bones, Vitamin E which is important for sexual and cardiovascular health. Flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants that keep away cancer and cardiovascular disease, tannins that boost the immune system, and betacarotene for immune enhancement and eye health.
Relieves Indigestion Papaya leaf tea is a great method of relief for digestive discomforts and pains. If you are one of many who suffer from common digestive disorders, whether it is IBS or heartburn, you can buy papaya leaf tea to help you work your way back to optimum health. The active component in the papaya leaf tea is comprised of an enzyme called Papain. Papain is found in large quantities in the papaya leaf, and is used to tenderize meat, and it can also help your digestive system break down fibers from meat or wheat, and can aid digestion. As papain works to break down wheat fibers, it has been a great remedy for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Traditionally, the papaya leaf has also been used to treat parasites, ringworm, and new studies show that it can help those suffering from gluten intolerance. Papaya leaf tea also works as a cleanser and pain reliever for the digestive system by using the soothing action of proteolytic enzymes to reduce the inflammation of the stomach lining. This wonderful tea may also be useful in relieving symptoms of ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria within the stomach. Furthermore, this tea has also been used to boost a poor appetite since it can aid metabolism and help induce hunger.
Diuretic Properties One of the major reasons why people seek out papaya tea aside from the help that it gives with breaking down food and toxins in the body is also the fact that it is a diuretic, and helps relieve other intestinal difficulties. If you look at the ingredient list for many detoxification supplements that claim to be based on herbs, you will see papaya listed as one of the first ingredients in many cases. This is because it helps flush toxins out of the system, by aiding the bladder in releasing urine.
Improves Skin Health Drinking this tea regularly can improve the health of the skin, however can also be cooled and applied topically to help heal and rid the skin of ailments such as acne, rashes, bug bites, as well as minor cuts, burns, and scrapes. The anti-inflammatory properties of this herbal tea can help reduce swelling and can also alleviate feelings of pain.
How To Prepare A Cup Of Papaya Leaf Tea To prepare papaya tea, take one tea bag and allow it to steep in a cup of hot water for a period of 5 to 10 minutes. Honey or sugar and a splash of lemon juice or milk can be added for additional taste if preferred. If this tea is used externally, prepare the tea and allow it to cool before topically applying it with a cloth to the affected area. For best results it is recommended to regularly drink at least one cup of papaya tea a day. (ED_turn your papaya leaf into powder or shards in a food dehydrator at low temperatures like 40 50 degrees)
It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women to take this tea as the constituents may be too strong for the developing baby.
Oregano and acidic soil:
According to Richters, a Canadian herb specialty catalog, the following should do well in acid soils:
Aconite, alfalfa, alkanet, annatto, angelica, avens, lemon balm, basils, bay laurel, sugar beet, belladonna, bilberry, bloodroot, boldo, borage, broom, burdock, butterfly bee, calendula, castor bean, celery, chicory, garlic chives, sweet cicely, citronella grass, clivers, red clover, codonopsis, black cohosh, coltsfoot, cumin, dandelion, elecampagne, purple foxglove, garlic, ginseng, guava, henbane, henna, hops, horehound, indigo, lambs quarters, lemon grass, luffa,common marjoram, apple mint, English mint, menthol mint, pineapple mint, spearmint,(most of the rest of the mints prefer it a bit less acid), white mustard, stinging nettle, Welsh onion, compact oregano, gold crisp and golden oregano, showy oregano, papaya, paprika, passion fruit, patchouli, Chili peppers(of the genus Capsicum annuum), pokeroot, Queen Annes lace, rauwolfia, rosemary, Chinese senna, sesame, shallots, stevia, strawberries, sunflower, tamarind, tea, all varieties of English and French thyme(Thymus vulgaris),wild thyme, toothache plant, tormentil, Bearberry(Uva ursi), vetiver, wintergreen, sweet woodruff.http://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/4410/what-herbaceous-plants-like-acid-soil-blueberries-and-white-pine-mulch
*Herbs that, according to literature we have found, can tolerate acidic soil down to about pH 4.5 are:
Aconite, alfalfa, alkanet, annatto, angelica, avens, lemon balm, basils, bay laurel, sugar beet, belladonna, bilberry, bloodroot, boldo, borage, broom, burdock, butterfly bee, calendula, castor bean, celery, chicory, garlic chives, sweet cicely, citronella grass, clivers, red clover, codonopsis, black cohosh, coltsfoot, cumin, dandelion, elecampagne, purple foxglove, garlic, ginseng, guava, henbane, henna, hops, horehound, indigo, lambs quarters, lemon grass, luffa,common marjoram, apple mint, English mint, menthol mint, pineapple mint, spearmint,(most of the rest of the mints prefer it a bit less acid), white mustard, stinging nettle, Welsh onion, compact oregano, gold crisp and golden oregano, showy oregano, papaya, paprika, passion fruit, patchouli, Chili peppers(of the genus Capsicum annuum), pokeroot, Queen Annes lace, rauwolfia, rosemary, Chinese senna, sesame, shallots, stevia, strawberries, sunflower, tamarind, tea, all varieties of English and French thyme(Thymus vulgaris),wild thyme, toothache plant, tormentil, Bearberry(Uva ursi), vetiver, wintergreen, sweet woodruff.
And the following Gourmet vegetables:
Jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, balam pear, asparagus bean, Chinese cabbage, oriental cucumber, daikon, Batavia, Japanese eggplant, endive, gai lohn, gobo, vegetable gourd, leek, lettuce, pak-choi, sugar pea, radicchio, roquette, wild rice, water spinach, spaghetti squash. https://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=QandA/Growing/20081201-1.html
Set plants in well-drained soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0. Most herbs don’t like much fertilizer;https://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-oregano/
*Whether you grow your oregano in a pot or in your garden, it will thrive when the soil pH is between 6.0 and 8.0. This means it is an adaptable plant that can live in soil that is slightly acidic to very alkaline. Soil alkalinity can measure as high as 9.0, which is very alkaline, and oregano will still be fine, but it prefers a slightly lower pH.http://www.gardenguides.com/100685-soil-types-oregano.html
Preferred pH Range
Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acid) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. http://herbgardening.com/growingoregano.htm
Two different cattle farms, two different practices - on the left is the property using Holistic Management, on the right is increasing desertification - in a climate with 200mm yearly rainfall, South Africa. The implications for Holistic Management are just so huge...
We're proud to be hosting Allan Savory, the founder of Holistic Management, for a series of seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this August: http://milkwoodpermaculture.com.au/courses/categoryevents/39-allan-savory-2013-tour
Harvesting Feijoa Fruit and Growing Vegetables in the Shade Underneath
Verbascum, /vɜrˈbæskəm/; common name mullein (sg. /ˈmʌlɨn/ (also known as velvet plant) is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae
They are biennial or perennial plants, rarely annuals or subshrubs,
The plant has a long history of use as a herbal remedy, and is an effective treatment for asthma and respiratory disorders.[dubious – discuss] Extracts made from the plant's flowers are a very effective treatment for ear infections. Although this plant is a recent arrival to North America, Native Americans used the ground seeds of this plant as a paralytic fish poison due to their high levels of rotenone. One species, Verbascum thapsus (Great mullein), is used as a herbal remedy for sore throat, cough, and lung diseases.
Mullein is the active ingredient in many alternative smoking blends.
It is considered a first-rate drill for use in the hand drill method of friction fire lighting.
Spelt is a wheat alternative, to the + side.
"(half and half spelt and white or wholemeal wheat flour works well)"
not after reading the prevent disease article..
Spelt, also known as farro or dinkel, is a sub-species of wheat.
FB friends, we got the biopsy report back and with great sorrow I must share this....Our darling girl died from the toxin in this plant that I have on my deck. It is called heliotrope and is highly toxic, causes total liver destruction. The pathologist said our angel had the worst liver damage he's ever seen. Goldie would nibble at the leaves of this plant every so often and we had no clue it was toxic. (It can come in white or purple.) Please share with any dog owners you know to hopefully prevent their dog from becoming a statistic like Goldie. We are even more heartbroken now knowing her death was preventable. Please share her story so that something positive may come of it and create awareness of toxic plants. Our own vet had no idea this was a toxic plant!!
This is an excellent link. I never realized there were so many common household plants that are toxic to pets
Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived at, it is here and now, this very moment in your breathing, circulating in your blood, beating in your heart. - Osho Every step is on the path.........
Oregano is an ancient medicinal and culinary herb that contains some of the highest antioxidant properties in the plant kingdom. Oregano is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Oregano has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of colds, flu, viral infections, respiratory ailments, indigestion, stomach problems, and painful menstruation. Oregano is known to remove poisons from the body and detox the entire lymphatic system. It can also help to strengthen the digestive tract and expel trapped gas from the intestines easing the effects of bloating and abdominal discomfort. Oregano is also known to help balance the metabolism and strengthen the core organs of the body. Essential oil of Oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobial oils available and does an incredible job at disinfecting your home and office air. Place a few drops of essential oil in a aromatherapy diffuser to help protect yourself from contagious cold and viral infections. Oregano’s phenomenal anti-viral abilities have been shown in laboratory to produce a 99% kill rate against Streptococcus pneumoniate which is behind many kinds of lung and throat infections. Oil of oregano is also an excellent toothache remedy. Oregano added to your bath water is highly beneficial to the skin and can help to treat rheumatic pains as well as skin infections. Fresh oregano is an easy herb to grow indoors during the winter. Try adding fresh chopped oregano to your salads, soups, and pasta sauce. It can also be made into an herbal tea to be sipped on throughout the day. Oregano oil can also be found as a tincture, extract, or capsule form online or at your local health food store.
(Capparaceae – the caper family)
common names: Native Pomegranate, Brush Caper Berry, Noble Caper
"The capers that we normally eat do not come from this tree, but are the pickled flower buds of its relative, the Mediterranean Capparis spinosa." http://www.somemagneticislandplants.com.au/index.php/plants/342-capparis-arborea
identification help : http://www.brisrain.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=54
Enchylaena tomentosa - Ruby Saltbush.
Edible (and abundant) but not tasty. Idalia NP, widespread from the Great Divide west
The spring fruits of the ruby saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa (below) were very popular with “the girls”,http://toowoombaplants2008.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/feeding-chooks.html
It was first published by Robert Brown in 1810, as the only species of Enchylaena. Since that time a number of putative new species have been published based on specimens that are now referred to this species; hence it has a number of taxonomic synonyms. Two varieties are recognised: the autonym E. tomentosa var. tomentosa, and a less woolly variety, E. tomentosa var. glabra, which was published by George Bentham in 1870.
E tomentosa has been shown to tolerate temperatures of -6ºC in cultivation at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. The species is recorded in salt marsh habitats in tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate regions http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp13/enchylaena-tomentosa.html
Fruit: These are very showy, small (5 mm diameter) fruits which are anywhere from red to orange when ripe. The fruits are succulent and change from green to yellow prior to ripening.
Soils: Ruby saltbush is adapted to an extremely wide variety of soils. Naturally, it can be found over a wide range of poor soils from coastal, partially stabilised, dune sands near the Southern Ocean in South Australia, to riverine clay loams, often in saline depressions, and to the deep siliceous, sandy soils in many semi-arid regions of the continent.
Shrubby perennial growing up to 1 m high with succulent foliage and distinctive fruits http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/private-forestry/paddock-plants/Enchylaena-tomentosa-Ruby-Saltbush.pdf
This shrub has a number of traditional medicinal uses in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine.
Vasicine, the active compound, has been compared to theophylline both in vitro and in vivo. Another, vasicinone, showed bronchodilatory activity in vitro but bronchoconstrictory activity in vivo. Both the alkaloids in combination (1:1) showed pronounced bronchodilatory activity in vivo and in vitro. Both alkaloids are also respiratory stimulants. Vasicine has a cardiac–depressent effect, while vasicinone is a weak cardiac stimulant; the effect can be normalized by combining the alkaloids. Vasicine is reported to have a uterine stimulant effect. Vasicinone was shown to have an antianaphylactic action. Clinical trials of a commercial drug containing vasicinone and vasicinone have not revealed any side effects while treating bronchial asthma.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death.
*showed bronchodilatory activity in vitro but bronchoconstrictory activity in vivo. ;
A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs.
-in vivo; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vivo
In vivo (Latin for "within the living") is experimentation using a whole, living organism as opposed to a partial or dead organism,
-in vitro; an in vitro ("within the glass", i.e., in a test tube or petri dish) controlled environment.
2. Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.
3. Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to synthesize carbohydrates from CO2 and water. This process is known as photosynthesis, a complex biochemical pathway in which solar energy is used to convert water and carbon dioxide to glucose and other carbohydrates, and is the basis for sustaining the life processes of all plants. Since animals and most humans obtain their food supply by eating plants, photosynthesis can be said to be the source of our life also.
4.Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process.
5. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other food element.
9. Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil.
24. Because 1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain. Appestat is the area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
visit article to see all the things it heals..
While this below article does note many of the same things about wheatgrass, almost looking like an identical copy, it did note this one line15 which i find interesting to talk about, because it is getting at without saying, how we humans have de nutritionalized some foods. Like how we made the apple sweater over time yet less nutritionally dense and the common bannana and some carrots.
15. Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrots, lettuce, celery, and so forth.
A website hosting Dr chris reynolyds, states a few broad overviews,
which you could have deduced from the other two articles, at http://drwheatgrass.com/
What Can Wheatgrass Do For Me?
Wheatgrass extract contains numerous potent bioactive molecules that can help your body heal such as:
Contains beneficial enzymes. Whether you have a cut finger you want to
heal or you desire to lose five pounds…enzymes must do the actual work. The life and abilities of the enzymes found naturally in our bodies can be extended if we help them from the outside by adding exogenous enzymes, like the ones found in wheatgrass juice. Don’t cook it. We can only get the benefits of the many enzymes found in grass by eating it uncooked. Cooking destroys 100 percent of the enzymes in food.
Veronica officinalis (Speedwell herb):
Heath Speedwell Veronica officinalis
Other species from the same familyAlpine Speedwell, Big-flowered Foxglove, Brooklime, Creeping Toadflax, Foxglove, Germander Speedwell, Greater Plantain, Green Field Speedwell, Grey Field Speedwell, Hoary Plantain, Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Long-leaved Speedwell, Mare's-tail, Marsh Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Ribwort Plantain, Rock Speedwell, Sea Plantain, Small Toadflax, Spiked Speedwell, Spring Speedwell, Thyme-leaved Speedwell, Wall Speedwell, Yellow Toadflax
There are many varieties of Speedwell or Veronica but they have different medicinal properties, with officinalis being the one used in herbal remedies (hence the ‘official’ title). The Common Speedwell (V. officinalis) is native to Europe, including the British Isles,and to temperate parts of Asia, but it now grows abundantly in North America and other parts of the world.
(hows this for witchery :P)
It was used by the Physicians of Myddfai (Wales) along with other native plants in a number of remedies. This is an old remedy for abdominal complaints and the following herbs were used to make a medicine: - “sweet gale, bay leaves, pimpernel, male speedwell, river star tip, borage, moss, liverwort, the young leaves of the earth nut, and the mallow.” Another remedy was for carbuncles although it was a third alternative: - “…take the roots of the purple dead nettle, the roots of mugwort, and the speedwell, boiling all together in goat’s whey, adding butter to the scum thereof, and drinking it day and night.”
However the old writers extolled the virtue of this Speedwell and wrote that it was a good wound healer, blood purifier, as well as being useful in the treatment of small pox and measles. A decoction of the whole plant was used to stimulate the kidneys and the leaves were thought to be good for coughs. The juice from the fresh plant was boiled with honey to make a syrup for asthma and catarrh. It is best to harvest the whole plant in summer (May-July) and dry it for future use.
An infusion of the Common Speedwell (V. officinalis) has been given through the centuries for gout, to promote sweating in fevers, as a diuretic, expectorant, tonic, for heart and liver complaints, haemorrhages skin problems and wounds. Today the infusion or tisane is used externally for skin complaints and for coughs and catarrh.
In clinical trials it has been discovered that the Common Speedwell enhances the regeneration of the gastric mucous and is useful in the treatment of old ulcers. The plant contains β-sisterol, and is rich in vitamins including E (phytol) and K as well as vitamin C. The polyphenols in this plant have potent antioxidant activities and it also contains the omega-3 fatty acids. Trials have shown that it can reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood of lab animals and it contains the glycoside, aucuboside which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. The astringency of the plant is due to the tannins it contains. It is an ingredient of some skin whitening creams along with Lemon Balm and yarrow, although whether or not these work is open to question.
COMMON SPEEDWELL TISANE
2 tsps fresh flowering herb
½ cup boiling water
Chop the herb and pour the boiling water over it. Allow to steep for 15 mins then strain and drink.
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Rubus idaeus, a.k.a. Red Raspberry
Raspberry is a woman’s best friend. The tea soothes menstrual cramps, tones the uterus and eases childbirth. Even the berries stock the body with vitamins that relax the impact of both PMS and menopause. No one thinks of the medicinal actions of raspberries as they sprinkle them on yogurt, yet this fruit is doing its work in the body just the same.
Children love raspberries too. Besides the joy of nibbling on their bright, sweet fruit, kids find this tea calms their stomach aches, decreases diarrhea and is easy to swallow. The dried leaf tea is fairly bland with a slightly fruity taste that is easy to give to kids who have a low tolerance for variety in flavors. This makes childhood a more pleasant place to be for both kids and their parents.
Medicinal Properties and Actions of Raspberry:
Raspberry leaves contain properties that tone the entire reproductive system. Unlike other herbs, raspberry releases its constituents further down in the digestive tract than the stomach. This means the uterus gets to enjoy the majority of the medicinal qualities raspberry possesses. Raspberry contains fragirine, which tones the muscles of the pelvic region. If used regularly, it tones the female reproductive system and alleviates a multitude of troubles that cause women problems throughout their lives.
Midwives recommend raspberry leaf for women after birth as well. Not only does this herb help the uterus retain its former shape, but it stimulates breast milk production. The tea is a welcome companion to a nursing mother as it calms digestion and prevents colic as it transfers from mother to baby through breastmilk. Since raspberry leaf soothes digestion, it can be given to children throughout childhood.
As a nutritive herb, raspberry leaf and fruit have a lot to offer. The berries are full of vitamins. The tingle of ascorbic acid can tickle your tongue if you allow yourself to savor a raspberry long enough. Raspberries in fruit and leaf form are high in chelated iron, magnesium, and calcium. These are minerals doctors advise women to be certain to focus on to avoid serious health problems later in life.
The astringent quality of raspberry gives this herb a broad spectrum of applications in treating swollen tissue in the mouth and throat. The pleasing taste and gentle energy makes raspberry a perfect companion for any parent with sick children. Most symptoms of the stomach flu relax under raspberry’s tender care.
Galangal V's Ginger
Galangal tastes drasticaly different than ginger. You almost never eat galangal raw like you eat ginger. It taste rather bitter, the texture is woody, and gives quite an earthy, citrus-y aroma instead of fresh, crunchy, sweet, and spicy like ginger. The older galangal has a more woody texture.
Galangal is a root of plants in “Zingiberaceae” family, same as ginger, but it looks somewhat different than ginger.
Galangal has a distinct peppery flavour and is used in curry pastes, stir fried dishes and soups.
At first, galangal or 'Khaa' in Thai, appears similar to ginger. However a closer look will reveal the difference between galangal and ginger. Galangal has a tighter skin, is lighter in color and can have pinkish portions too. All of us know the taste and flavour of ginger, Galangal tastes more like pepper than ginger.
The galangal that originated in Indonesia is also called, lengkuas and has a sharp flavour and pine like aroma. This is the galangal that is more commonly found in fresh or dried (powder) form in the west. The second type of galangal, has a pungent flavour and tastes like a combination of pepper and ginger. This galangal is believed to have it's origin in southern parts of China. This type of Galangal is popular in Thailand and locally called krachaai. The flavour of galangal would therefore depend on the type of galangal, the pine like aroma comes from the galangal that originated in Indonesia. Most Westerners would know this type of galangal.
Fresh galangal can be stored in a cool dry place for around 2 weeks. If you decide to store galangal in your refrigerator, remember that the galangal will need to be kept moist. An ordinary paper wrapping would actually dry out the galangal by absorbing the moisture, use greased paper instead.
The word galangal, or its variant galanga, can refer in common usage to four plant species all in the Zingiberaceae (ginger family):
Rhizomes are not a significant source of any
nutrients Â– most especially because they are rarely eaten in great enough quantities to constitute a serving.
One serving (64 g) of galangal contains 45 calories and 2 g of dietary fiber. It is also a source of sodium, iron, vitamins A and C. It also has some phyto-chemicals such as beta-Sitosterol, Galangin, Emodin and Quercetin.
Like ginger, galangal has been used for medicinal purposes to treat nausea, flatulence, and dyspepsia.
Potential Health Benefits of Galangal
Galangal has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities.
Researchers have proposed the benefits of galangal in certain inflammatory conditions.
Recently, Korean scientists isolated six diarylheptanoids from the rhizome of Alpinia officinarum or galangal. All these compounds demonstrated inhibitory activities on nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-activated macrophage cell line RAW 264.7.
Furthermore, these compounds suppressed expression of the inducible NO synthase protein and mRNA.  Separately, Japanese researchers prepared 80% aqueous acetone extract of the galangal. This extract was found to contain diarylheptanoids and galangin and it was also able to inhibit nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated mouse peritoneal macrophages.  These findings including results from some other studies are important to understand galangal's anti-inflammatory activities. [8, 11]
Galangal may benefit people at risk of cancer.
In a study of COR L23 lung cancer and MCF7 breast cancer cell lines, UK researchers showed the anti-cancer activities of galangal extracts. 
As described in the previous section, galangal contains a flavonoid-galangin. Galangin has shown to have anti-oxidative and free radical scavenging activities. It modulates enzyme activities and suppresses the genotoxicity of chemicals. 
Galangal also has a volatile oil. Researchers have shown this volatile oil could enhance effectively the skin permeation of 5-fluorouracil. 
Galangal may have benefits of lipid-lowering.
Researchers from China found that the galangal extract could potently inhibit fatty-acid synthase (FAS, E.C.22.214.171.124). They proposed the inhibitory mechanism is related to the activities of the main flavonoids existing in the galangal such as galangin, quercetin and kaempferol.  While, Korean researchers showed a pancreatic lipase inhibitor, 5-hydroxy-7-(4'-hydroxy-3'-methoxyphenyl)-1-phenyl-3-heptanone (HPH), from the rhizome of Alpinia officinarum significantly lowered the serum TG level in corn oil feeding-induced triglyceridemic mice, and reduced serum triglyceride (TG) and cholesterol in Triton WR-1339-induced hyperlipidemic mice.  Finally, another group demonstrated an ethyl acetate fraction of Alpinia officinarum rhizome containing 3-methylethergalangin was a potent lipase inhibitor in a study of hyperlipidemic mice. 
Galangal may help emesis.
Japanese researchers found an ingredient of galangal has enti-emetic activities in chicken. 
Side Effects: There could be allergic reactions to galangal such as joint pain and rash. If consumed excessively, galangal can have side-effects such as heartburn and bloody stool.
A clue to ginger's success in eliminating gastrointestinal distress is offered by recent double-blind studies, which have demonstrated that ginger is very effective in preventing the symptoms of motion sickness, especially seasickness. In fact, in one study, ginger was shown to be far superior to Dramamine, a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drug for motion sickness. Ginger reduces all symptoms associated with motion sickness including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweating.
Safe and Effective Relief of Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy:
Ginger's anti-vomiting action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, even the most severe form, hyperemesis gravidum, a condition which usually requires hospitalization. In a double-blind trial, ginger root brought about a significant reduction in both the severity of nausea and number of attacks of vomiting in 19 of 27 women in early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks). Unlike antivomiting drugs, which can cause severe birth defects, ginger is extremely safe, and only a small dose is required.
A review of six double-blind, randomized controlled trials with a total of 675 participants, published in the April 2005 issue of the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology,has confirmed that ginger is effective in relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The review also confirmed the absence of significant side effects or adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes.
Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn't, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling.
Arthritis-related problems with your aging knees? Regularly spicing up your meals with fresh ginger may help, suggests a study published in a recent issue of Osteoarthritis Cartilage. In this twelve month study, 29 patients with painful arthritis in the knee (6 men and 23 women ranging in age from 42-85 years) participated in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. Patients switched from placebo to ginger or visa versa after 3 months. After six months, the double-blind code was broken and twenty of the patients who wished to continue were followed for an additional six months.
By the end of the first six month period, those given ginger were experiencing significantly less pain on movement and handicap than those given placebo. Pain on movement decreased from a score of 76.14 at baseline to 41.00, while handicap decreased from 73.47 to 46.08. In contrast, those who were switched from ginger to placebo experienced an increase in pain of movement (up to 82.10) and handicap (up to 80.80) from baseline. In the final phase of the study when all patients were getting ginger, pain remained low in those already taking ginger in phase 2, and decreased again in the group that had been on placebo.
Not only did participants' subjective experiences of pain lessen, but swelling in their knees, an objective measurement of lessened inflammation, dropped significantly in those treated with ginger. The mean target knee circumference in those taking ginger dropped from 43.25cm when the study began to 39.36cm by the 12th week. When this group was switched to placebo in the second phase of the study, their knee circumferences increased, while those who had been on placebo but were now switched to ginger experienced a decrease in knee circumference. In the final phase, when both groups were given ginger, mean knee circumference continued to drop, reaching lows of 38.78 and 36.38 in the two groups.
How does ginger work its anti-inflammatory magic? Two other recent studies provide possible reasons.
A study published in the November 2003 issue of Life Sciences suggests that at least one reason for ginger's beneficial effects is the free radical protection afforded by one of its active phenolic constituents, 6-gingerol. In this in vitro (test tube) study, 6-gingerol was shown to significantly inhibit the production of nitric oxide, a highly reactive nitrogen molecule that quickly forms a very damaging free radical called peroxynitrite. Another study appearing in the November 2003 issue of Radiation Research found that in mice, five days treatment with ginger (10 mg per kilogram of body weight) prior to exposure to radiation not only prevented an increase in free radical damage to lipids (fats found in numerous bodily components from cell membranes to cholesterol), but also greatly lessened depletion of the animals' stores of glutathione, one of the body's most important internally produced antioxidants.
A study published in the February 2005 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine sheds further light on the mechanisms of action that underlie ginger's anti-inflammatory effectiveness. In this research, ginger was shown to suppress the pro-inflammatory compounds (cytokines and chemokines) produced by synoviocytes (cells comprising the synovial lining of the joints), chrondrocytes (cells comprising joint cartilage) and leukocytes (immune cells).
Protection against Colorectal Cancer:
Gingerols, the main active components in ginger and the ones responsible for its distinctive flavor, may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells, suggests research presented at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, a major meeting of cancer experts that took place in Phoenix, AZ, October 26-30, 2003.
In this study, researchers from the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute fed mice specially bred to lack an immune system a half milligram of (6)-gingerol three times a week before and after injecting human colorectal cancer cells into their flanks. Control mice received no (6)-gingerol.
Tumors first appeared 15 days after the mice were injected, but only 4 tumors were found in the group of -gingerol-treated mice compared to 13 in the control mice, plus the tumors in the -gingerol group were smaller on average. Even by day 38, one mouse in the (6)-gingerol group still had no measurable tumors. By day 49, all the control mice had been euthanized since their tumors had grown to one cubic centimeter (0.06 cubic inch), while tumors in 12 of the (6)-gingerol treated mice still averaged 0.5 cubic centimeter—half the maximum tumor size allowed before euthanization.
Research associate professor Ann Bode noted, "These results strongly suggest that ginger compounds may be effective chemopreventive and/or chemotherapeutic agents for colorectal carcinomas."
In this first round of experiments, mice were fed ginger before and after tumor cells were injected. In the next round, researchers will feed the mice ginger only after their tumors have grown to a certain size. This will enable them to look at the question of whether a patient could eat ginger to slow the metastasis of a nonoperable tumor. Are they optimistic? The actions of the University of Minnesota strongly suggest they are. The University has already applied for a patent on the use of (6)-gingerol as an anti-cancer agent and has licensed the technology to Pediatric Pharmaceuticals (Iselin, N.J.).
Ginger Induces Cell Death in Ovarian Cancer Cells:
Lab experiments presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer, by Dr Rebecca Lui and her colleagues from the University of Michigan, showed that gingerols, the active phytonutrients in ginger, kill ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and autophagocytosis (self-digestion).
Ginger extracts have been shown to have both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects on cells. To investigate the latter, Dr Liu examined the effect of a whole ginger extract containing 5% gingerol on a number of different ovarian cancer cell lines.
Exposure to the ginger extract caused cell death in all the ovarian cancer lines studied.
A pro-inflammatory state is thought to be an important contributing factor in the development of ovarian cancer. In the presence of ginger, a number of key indicators of inflammation (vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-8 and prostaglandin E2) were also decreased in the ovarian cancer cells.
Conventional chemotherapeutic agents also suppress these inflammatory markers, but may cause cancer cells to become resistant to the action of the drugs. Liu and her colleagues believe that ginger may be of special benefit for ovarian cancer patients because cancer cells exposed to ginger do not become resistant to its cancer-destroying effects. In the case of ovarian cancer, an ounce of prevention—in the delicious form of liberal use of ginger—is an especially good idea. Ovarian cancer is often deadly since symptoms typically do not appear until late in the disease process, so by the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has spread beyond the ovaries. More than 50% of women who develop ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease.
Immune Boosting Action:
Ginger can not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flus. A good sweat may do a lot more than simply assist detoxification. German researchers have recently found that sweat contains a potent germ-fighting agent that may help fight off infections. Investigators have isolated the gene responsible for the compound and the protein it produces, which they have named dermicidin. Dermicidin is manufactured in the body's sweat glands, secreted into the sweat, and transported to the skin's surface where it provides protection against invading microorganisms, including bacteria such asE. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (a common cause of skin infections), and fungi, includingCandida albicans.
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Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. A leafy green, kale is available in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties. It belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.
choosing super-nutritious kale on a regular basis may provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol.
Kale is a Nutritional PowerhouseOne cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K -- and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.
Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.
Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is cooked instead of raw.
Super-Rich in Vitamin KEating a diet rich in the powerful antioxidant vitamin K can reduce the overall risk of developing or dying from cancer, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin K is abundant in kale but also found in parsley, spinach, collard greens, and animal products such as cheese.
Vitamin K is necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions, including normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health.
But too much vitamin K can pose problems for some people. Anyone taking anticoagulants such as warfarin should avoid kale because the high level of vitamin K may interfere with the drugs. Consult your doctor before adding kale to your diet.
Kale might be a powerhouse of nutrients but is also contains oxalates, naturally occurring substances that can interfere with the absorption of calcium. Avoid eating calcium-rich foods like dairy at the same time as kale to prevent any problems.
Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” Here are ten great benefits of adding more kale to your diet:
1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.
2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.
3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.
5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.
7. Kale is high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.
8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.
9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility
10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.
Nutritional breakdown of kale: Kale is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but packs almost 3 grams of protein.
One cup of cooked kale has over 1000% more vitamin C than a cup of cooked spinach and unlike spinach, kale's oxalate content is very low which means that the calcium and iron in kale are highly absorbable in the human digestive system.1
Possible health benefits of consuming kale:
Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One cup of chopped fresh kale provides about 2.6 grams of fiber.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 21-25 g/day for women and 30-38 g/day for men.
Kale contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes. Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.3
Of note, most studies have used intravenous alpha-lipoic acid and it is unsure whether oral supplementation would elicit the same benefits.3
Heart disease: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in kale all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Mark Houston, M.D., M.S., an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School and director of the Hypertension Institute at St. Thomas Hospital in Tennessee.2
In one study, those who consumed 4069 mg of potassium per day had a 49% lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared with those who consumed less potassium (about 1000 mg per day).2
High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.2
For blood pressure, increasing potassium intake may be just as important as decreasing sodium intake for lowering blood pressure because of potassium's vasodilation effects.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2% of US adults meet the daily 4700 mg recommendation.2 One cup of chopped fresh kale provides 329 milligrams of potassium.
Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes.2
Cancer: Kale and other green vegetables that contain chlorophyll have been shown to be effective at blocking the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines, which are generated when grilling foods at a high temperature.4 If you tend to like your grilled foods charred, make sure to pair them with green vegetables to help negate these effects.
Bone health: Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture. Adequate vitamin K consumption is important for good health, as it acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium.5
One cup of kale provides a whopping 550 micrograms of vitamin K, over 680% of our daily needs.
Digestion: Kale is high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Healthy skin and hair: Kale is high in vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production to keep hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.
Adequate intake of vitamin C, which kale can provide, is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.
Iron-deficiency is a common cause of hair loss, which can be prevented by an adequate intake of iron-rich foods, like kale.
How to incorporate more kale into your diet: ...read on
Risks and precautions Beta-blockers, a type of medication most commonly prescribed for heart disease, can cause potassium levels to increase in the blood. High potassium foods such as bananas should be consumed in moderation when taking beta-blockers.
Consuming too much potassium can be harmful for those whose kidneys are not fully functional. If your kidneys are unable to remove excess potassium from the blood, it could be fatal
If you are looking for a super easy super fruit to grow, you’ll want to consider growing an aronia berry bush. This little-known berry bush offers double pleasure. It is grown for its beauty as an ornamental. With deep green foliage as the backdrop for its pretty white flowers in the spring,
Aronia berries, also called chokeberries, are bitter in flavor until they are ripe.
Aronia berry bushes (Aronia melanocarpa) are native to North America, and they are suitable to plant in U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 3 to 8. The aronia plant was introduced to Russia and to Eastern Europe in the early 1900s where they gained popularity.
Pests and Problems Aronia berry bushes are not prone to disease or to pests. They will rarely develop leaf spot or rust. Both of these are fungal type infections and are cosmetic in nature. They can be avoided if you water your aronia berry bush at the ground level rather than drenching the foliage with water. Plenty of elbow room will allow good airflow around the leaves, too, which will help prevent disease or damage.
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Do aronia berries have health benefits?
Research has shown that aronia has more antioxidant power than other fruits including grapes, elderberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, prunes, cherries, bananas, oranges, apples and pears. Studies have shown that antioxidants help reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, inflammation, diabetes, bacterial infections and neurological diseases in humans. They also slow the aging process.
Thai basil, or Asian basil (húng quế in Vietnamese,Oriya: କର୍ପୂରକାନ୍ତି Karpura-kaanti, ଦୂର୍ଲଭା Durlabha, vibhoothi pachai in Tamil) is a type of sweet basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Its flavor is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil.
Sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum (O. basilicum), has multiple cultivars. Thai basil, or O. basilicum 'Horapha', grows to 45 cm (1.48 ft) in height, and has purple-flushed, lance-like leaves with a sweet licorice scent.
The word Ocimum is derived from the Greek word meaning "to smell", which is appropriate for most members of the plant family Lamiaceae, also known as the mint family. ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_basil
DNA Protection Plus Anti-Bacterial Properties The unique array of active constituents called flavonoids found in basil provide protection at the cellular level. Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.
In addition, basil has been shown to provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. These anti-bacterial properties of basil are not associated with its unique flavonoids, but instead with its volatile oils, which contain estragole, linalool, cineole, eugenol, sabinene, myrcene, and limonene. Lab studies show the effectiveness of basil in restricting growth of numerous bacteria, including : Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O:157:H7, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Essential oil of basil, obtained from its leaves, has demonstrated the ability to inhibit several species of pathogenic bacteria that have become resistant to commonly used antibiotic drugs. In a study published in the July 2003 issue of the Journal of Microbiology Methods, essential oil of basil was even found to inhibit strains of bacteria from the genera Staphylococcus, Enterococcus and Pseudomonas, all of which are not only widespread, but now pose serious treatment difficulties because they have developed a high level of resistance to treatment with antibiotic drugs.(September 8, 2003)
Studies published in the February 2004 issue of Food Microbiology, have shown that washing produce in solution containing either basil or thyme essential oil at the very low concentration of just 1% resulted in dropping the number of Shigella, an infectious bacteria that triggers diarrhea and may cause significant intestinal damage, below the point at which it could be detected. While scientists use this research to try to develop natural food preservatives, it makes good sense to include basil and thyme in more of your recipes, particularly for foods that are not cooked such as salads. Adding fresh thyme and/or basil to your next vinaigrette will not only enhance the flavor of your fresh greens, but will help ensure that the fresh produce you consume is safe to eat. (March 25, 2004)
Anti-Inflammatory Effects The eugenol component of basil's volatile oils has been the subject of extensive study, since this substance can block the activity of an enzyme in the body called cyclooxygenase (COX). Many non-steriodal over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), including aspirin and ibuprofen, as well as the commonly used medicine acetaminophen, work by inhibiting this same enzyme. (In the case of acetaminophen, this effect is somewhat controversial, and probably occurs to a much lesser degree than is the case with aspirin and ibuprofen). This enzyme-inhibiting effect of the eugenol in basil qualifies basil as an "anti-inflammatory" food that can provide important healing benefits along with symptomatic relief for individuals with inflammatory health problems like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions.
Nutrients Essential for Cardiovascular Health Want to enrich the taste and cardiovascular health benefits of your pasta sauce? Add a good helping of basil. Basil is a very good source of vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene). Called "pro-vitamin A," since it can be converted into vitamin A, beta-carotene is a more powerful anti-oxidant than vitamin A and not only protects epithelial cells (the cells that form the lining of numerous body structures including the blood vessels) from free radical damage, but also helps prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol in the blood stream. Only after it has been oxidized does cholesterol build up in blood vessel walls, initiating the development of atherosclerosis, whose end result can be a heart attack or stroke.
Free radical damage is a contributing factor in many other conditions as well, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The beta-carotene found in basil may help to lessen the progression of these conditions while protecting cells from further damage.
Basil is also a good source of magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health by prompting muscles and blood vessels to relax, thus improving blood flow and lessening the risk of irregular heart rhythms or a spasming of the heart muscle or a blood vessel.
In addition to the health benefits and nutrients described above, basil also emerged from our food ranking system as an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, a very good source of copper and vitamin C, and a good source of calcium, iron, folate and omega-3 fatty acids.
Health benefits of basil Research indicates that there are several health benefits associated with basil.
A study by researchers at Purdue University2 revealed that basil "contains a wide range of essential oils rich in phenolic compounds and a wide array of other natural products including polyphenols such as flavonoids and anthocyanins."
The herb contains high quantitites of (E)-beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which may be useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases, according to research conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.3
Basil has pointed round leaves that are either green with slight hints of red or purple.
Reduce inflammation and swelling - a study presented at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's annual event, revealed that "extracts of O. tenuiflorm (Holy basil) were shown to reduce swelling by up to 73%, 24 hours after treatment".
Anti-aging properties - according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester, basil has properties that can help prevent the harmful effects of aging. Holy basil extract was effective at killing off harmful molecules and preventing damage caused by some free radicals in the liver, brain and heart.
Rich in antioxidants - results of a study published in the Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education & Research showed that ethanol extract Ocimum basilicum had more antioxidant activity than standard antioxidants.4
Nutritional profile foe basil ~http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266425.php
Health benefits of Basil herb
Thyme:Thymus vulgaris cultivation:
Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial. It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or by dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well. The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands. Along the Riviera, it is found from sea level and up to 800m.
Oil of thyme, the essential oil of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), contains 20–54% thymol. Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as p-Cymene, myrcene, borneol and linalool. Thymol, an antiseptic, is the main active ingredient in various commercially produced mouthwashes such as Listerine. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages. Thymol has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails. Thymol can also be found as the active ingredient in some all-natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizers.
A tea made by infusing the herb in water can be used for coughs and bronchitis.
One study by Leeds Metropolitan University found that thyme may be beneficial in treating acne.
Important species and cultivars For a longer list of species, see Thymus (plant).
Health Benefits: Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. Only recently, however, have researchers pinpointed some of the components in thyme that bring about its healing effects. The volatile oil components of thyme are now known to include carvacolo, borneol, geraniol, but most importantly, thymol.
Significant Anti-Oxidant Protection of Cellular Membranes: Thymol—named after the herb itself—is the primary volatile oil constituent of thyme, and its health-supporting effects are well documented. In studies on aging in rats, thymol has been found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures. In particular, the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes was increased after dietary supplementation with thyme. In other studies looking more closely at changes in the brains cells themselves, researchers found that the maximum benefits of thyme occurred when the food was introduced very early in the lifecycle of the rats, but was less effective in offsetting the problems in brain cell aging when introduced late in the aging process. Thyme also contains a variety of flavonoids, including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. These flavonoids increase thyme's antioxidant capacity, and combined with its status as a good source of manganese, give thyme a high standing on the list of anti-oxidant foods.
Time's Up for Microbes with Thyme: The volatile oil components of thyme have also been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a host of different bacteria and fungi. Staphalococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Shigella sonnei are a few of the species against which thyme has been shown to have antibacterial activity.
For thousands of years, herbs and spices have been used to help preserve foods and protect them from microbial contamination, now research shows that both thyme and basil contain constituents that can both prevent contamination and decontaminate previously contaminated foods. In these studies, published in the February 2004 issue of Food Microbiology, researchers found that thyme essential oil was able to decontaminate lettuce inoculated wth Shigella, an infectious organism that triggers diarrhea and may cause significant intestinal damage. In addition, washing produce in solution containing either basil or thyme essential oil at the very low concentration of just 1% resulted in dropping the number of Shigella bacteria below the point at which they could be detected. While scientists use this research to try to develop natural food preservatives, it makes good sense to include thyme and basil in more of your recipes, particularly for foods that are not cooked such as salads. Adding fresh thyme and/or basil to your next vinaigrette will not only enhance the flavor of your fresh greens, but will help ensure that the fresh produce you consume is safe to eat.(March 25, 2004)
Health benefits of thyme herb
38% of dietary fiber,
27% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
266% of vitamin C,
158% of vitamin A,
218% of iron,
40% of calcium,
40% of magnesium and
75% of manganese
but no cholesterol.
the vines can be as long as 10 to 12 meters (33 to 39 ft).
Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers. These are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania. There are many cultivars of yam. Although some varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) are also called yam in parts of the United States and Canada, it is not part of the family Dioscoreaceae but belongs in the unrelated morning glory family Convolvulaceae.
Unlike cassava, most varieties of edible, mature, cultivated yam do not contain toxic compounds. However, there are exceptions.
Bitter compounds tend to accumulate in immature tuber tissues of white and yellow yams. These may be polyphenols or tannin-like compounds.
Wild forms of bitter yams do contain some toxins that taste bitter, and hence are referred to as bitter yam. Bitter yams are not normally eaten except at times of desperation in poor countries and in times of local food scarcity. They are usually detoxified by soaking in a vessel of salt water, in cold or hot fresh water or in a stream. The bitter compounds in these yams are water-soluble alkaloids which, on ingestion, produce severe and distressing symptoms. Severe cases of alkaloid intoxication may prove fatal.
The protein content and quality of roots and tubers is lower than other food staples. Of all roots and tubers, the protein content of yam and potato is the highest, being approximately 2 percent on a fresh weight basis. Yams, with cassava, provide a much greater proportion of the protein intake in Africa, ranging from 6 percent in East and southern Africa to about 16 percent in humid West Africa.
Yam, like other root crops, is not a good source of essential amino acids. It is rich in phenylalanine and threonine but limiting in the sulphur amino-acids, cystine and methionine and in tryptophan. Yam consuming areas of Africa have a high incidence of kwashiorkor, a serious medical condition in children caused by protein deficiency. Experts emphasize the need to supplement a yam-driven diet with more protein-rich foods in order to support active and healthy growth in infants.
Except for potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, yam is a food with moderate nutrient density. Yam provides around 110 calories per 100 grams. It has good levels of potassium, manganese, thiamin and dietary fiber, while being low in saturated fat and sodium. Yam generally has a lower glycemic index, about 54% of glucose per 150 gram serving, compared to potato products.
Bronze fennel or Foeniculum vulgare "Purpurascens" is a type of sweet fennel whose leaves have an attractive bronze cast.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the celery family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae. It is the sole species in the genus Foeniculum. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe.
Historical anecdotes suggest that fennel is a galactagogue, improving the milk supply of a breastfeeding mother. This use, although not supported by direct evidence, is sometimes justified by the fact that fennel is a source of phytoestrogens, which promote growth of breast tissue.
[ Phytoestrogens are plant-derived xenoestrogens (see estrogen) not generated within the endocrine system but consumed by eating phytoestrogenic plants. Also called "dietary estrogens", they are a diverse group of naturally occurring nonsteroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with estradiol (17-β-estradiol), have the ability to cause estrogenic or/and antiestrogenic effects, by sitting in and blocking receptor sites against estrogen.
Blood and urine: Fennel may be an effective diuretic and a potential drug for treatment of hypertension.
Health Benefits Of Eating Fennel
Fennel tea, formerly also employed as a carminative, is made by pouring half a pint of boiling water on a teaspoonful of bruised Fennel seeds.
People chew the seeds to freshen their breath and it is an ingredient in "natural" toothpastes.
Many plants dislike fennel and grow poorly when forced to share space with this strong herb especially beans, tomatoes and kohl rabi.
Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth or causing them to bolt. It actually kills many plants. Never plant fennel near carrots, coriander or dill as they may cross-pollinate. Dill is the only thing you can plant with fennel.
If fennel is being grown exclusively for its foliage, remove the flower heads to prevent it from self-seeding. When flowers have finished them cut back to 30cm from the ground.
On a positive note the foliage and flowers attract beneficials such as ladybugs, syrphid flies, tachninid flies, beneficial parasitoid wasps and hoverflies Fennel is a good flea repellent. An old saying says to "plant fennel near your kennel" to deter fleas.
magnesium-rich, digestion-enhancing fennel health benefits...
Irons, as well as Histidine, an amino acid present in fennel, are helpful in management of anemia. Exactly where iron is chief component of hemoglobin, Histidine encourages manufacture of hemoglobin and in addition assists developing some other aspects of blood.
It is just a typical practice, specifically in Indian Subcontinent, to munch fennel seeds right after meals. This is accomplished to aid digestion of food and also to keep foul breath aside. A number of the elements of the essential oils in fennel are stimulants as well as stimulate secretion of digestive and also gastric juices, decrease irritation of intestines and stomach as well as facilitates appropriate assimilation of nutrition through the food. Additionally, it has got anti-acidic (basic) qualities and is also thoroughly utilized in antacid formulations. It is really an appetizer as well.
Fennel is most widely used just as one anti flatulent, because of the carminative qualities of Aspartic acid present in fennel. Its extract may be used in right from the babies to the old, to stop unwanted gas and also to discharge gases through the stomach.
Fennel seeds, specifically in powder form, behave as healthy laxative. The roughage assists clearance of bowels while the revitalizing effect assists in maintaining the appropriate peristaltic motion of the intestines, therefore assisting appropriate removal.
Fennel is useful in treating looseness of the bowels if brought on by bacterial action, since several aspects of important oils within fennel just like Anetol, Cineole etc. have got anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial qualities. Several amino acids just like Histidine help digestion as well as appropriate functioning of digestive tract, therefore assisting heal diarrhea because of indigestion.
Polymeric and heavy molecules are helpful within the management of Renal Colic. These kinds of polymers, also known as Phytoestrogens, are located in Anethole, an element of the main oils within fennel. Fennel, with this particular advantage, is therefore useful in dealing with Renal Colic.
7. Respiratory Disorders
Fennel is advantageous in respiratory system problems like blockage, respiratory disease, coughing etc. because of existence of Cineole as well as Anetol that are expectorant naturally, amongst their a number of other benefits.
8. Menstrual Disorders
Fennel can also be an Emenagogue, i.e. it helps reduce as well as manages menstruation simply by controlling hormonal action effectively within the body.
9. Eye Care
While using the fennel in food items assists safeguard eyes from irritation, problems associated with aging, macular deterioration etc. because of existence of anti-oxidants (vitamin-C, amino acid just like Arginine that very useful for restoration of tissues and also protection against ageing), detoxifiers as well as stimulants etc. within it, specifically in the important oils, as well as minerals just like cobalt as well as magnesium, the juice of fennel leaves and also the plant could be externally applied to the eyes to cut back irritation as well as tiredness of eyes.
10. Natural laxative
Fennel tea is additionally good for bowel problems. Giving your child, fennel tea reduces from constipation. Constipation is recognized to exist in babies who’re bottle-fed. In bottle-fed infants, a bacterium begins multiplying as well as prevents helpful bacteria from developing, that really help in peristaltic actions within the colon. Fennel tea is useful in cleaning constipation causing a healthy and balanced digestive system as well as healthy baby.
11. Antimicrobial properties
Fennel seeds consist of anti-microbial qualities. The anti-microbial qualities manage bacteria in addition to fungal varieties. Most significantly, pathogenic microbes were managed by fennel.
12. Supply of anti-oxidants
The significance of anti-oxidants is probably under believed in infants. Babies have a very good hunger as well as eat comparatively heavier because of their size. It is because fast development. Due to the heavy hunger, babies discharge large amount of free-radicals. Free radicals need to be countered along with anti-oxidants since they can harm the nearby tissues as well as cells. Fennel having its antioxidant properties could be given on the regularly in the form of fennel tea to children.
13. Breast milk, secretion
Breast feeding moms can take in fennel juice on a regular basis to boost the release of nourishing milk for their newborns.
The diuretic property of fennel assists in the removing of poisonous ingredients through the body by means of continuous urination. Therefore, it will help to lessen swelling that triggers rheumatism as well as swelling.
15. Hair health
The sulphur content along with all of the right amino acids as well as important oils in fennel assist improves hair and lower hair loss.
16. High blood pressure
The high potassium content within fennel helps in reducing high blood pressure levels and therefore lowering the chance for cardiac problems.
17. Fennel, a great boon to increase libido
Fennel energizes the outcomes of estrogen as well as fennel tea has typically been utilized to deal with premenstrual syndrome, poor lactation, menopause signs, as well as low sex drive. Fennel can loosen up the smooth muscles within the uterus as well as reducing menstrual pains.
18. Powerful immunizer
The vitamin C through the bulb of the plant is anti-bacterial and is also extremely helpful to the defense mechanisms. In addition the fennel bulb is a crucial method of obtaining fibers that really help lessen the cholesterol levels.
19. Eliminates worms in the intestines
Kids are usually suffering from worms within intestinal tract. These types of intestinal worms could be removed by giving light infusions of fennel leaves as well as seeds. The tea from fennel leaves as well as seeds is effective for eliminating intestinal worms as well as bacteria.
nutritional chart included...
fennel tea recipe http://www.101healthyrecipes.com/eating-herbs-spices/fennel-health-benefits-nutrition-herb-facts.php
Fennel bulbs should be whitish-green, firm and heavy for their size, with no brown or mushy spots. If the feathery green fronds are still attached, they should be sprightly with no signs of wilting or dryness.
Fresh fennel bulbs should be stored in a less-cold part of your refrigerator: like lettuce, exposure to very cold temperatures can cause rupture of the cell membranes — not at all delicious.
The Jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) is a fruit-bearing tree in the family Myrtaceae native to Minas Gerais and São Paulo states in southeastern Brazil.
Other common names include Brazilian Grape Tree, Jaboticaba, Jabotica, Jabuticabeira, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabará and Ybapuru (Guarani).
Traditionally, an astringent decoction of the sun-dried skins has been used as a treatment for hemoptysis, asthma, diarrhoea, and gargled for chronic inflammation of the tonsils.
Several potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory anti-cancer compounds have been isolated from the fruit. One that is unique to the fruit is jaboticabin.
Grafted plants may bear fruit in 5 years; seed grown trees may take 10 to 20 years to bear fruit, though their slow growth and small size when immature make them popular as bonsai or container ornamental plants in temperate regions. Jabuticabas are fairly adaptable to various kinds of growing conditions, tolerating sand or rich topsoil. They are intolerant of salty soils or salt spray. They are tolerant of mild drought, though fruit production may be reduced, and irrigation will be required in extended or severe droughts.
Common Names: Jaboticaba, Jabuticaba, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabara, Ybapuru
Species: Myrciaria cauliflora Berg., M. jaboticaba Berg., M. tenella Berg., M. trunciflora Berg.
Related Species: Guavaberry, Rumberry (Myrciaria floribunda), Yellow Jaboticaba (M. glomerata), Camu-camu (M. paraensis). Blue Grape (M. vexator).
Distant affinity: Eugenias (Eugenia spp.), Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana), Guavas (Psidium spp.).
This evergreen reaches a height of 10 - 15 feet in California and 12 - 45 feet in Brazil, depending on the species.
Propagation: Most seeds are polyembryonic, producing a plant that is true or close to the parent plant. The seeds germinate in about one month. A suggested potting mixture is 2 parts peat, 2 parts coarse sand and 1 part coarse perlite, wood shavings or compost. Selected strains can be reproduced by inarching (approach grafting) or air-layering. Budding is not easily accomplished because of the thinness of the bark and the hardness of the of the wood. Veneer or side grafts are fairly successful. The grafted plant will fruit considerably earlier than a seedling. One may expect a grafted plant to produce fruit within three years, It can take from 8 to 15 years for a seedling to mature into a fruiting tree. It is this very slow growth that has kept this plant from becoming as popular as it deserves to be. Grafting older trees over to a different variety is inadvisable because it is the trunk and inner branches which produce the fruit.
Medicinal Uses of Jaboticaba Medicinal Uses: The treatment for hemoptysis, asthma, diarrhea and dysentery also as a gargle for chronic inflammation of the tonsils are by the caustic decoction of the sun-dry skins is agreed in Brazil. Such use of fruit also may lead to excessive consumption of tannin.
The fruit of Jaboticaba contain compounds similar to known to have positive biological effects in cranberries, grapes and other related species, including anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and the antioxidant qualities.
+ varieties http://www.fruitsinfo.com/Jabotacaba-Exotic-fruits.php
Abstract: Many edible dark-colored fruits, rich in anthocyanins, are thought to be important for human health. Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora (Mart.) O. Berg) fruit, native to Brazil, is a pleasant-tasting, dark-colored fruit, and a rich source of a wide variety of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, anthocyanins, tannins, phenolic acids, as well as less well-known polyphenols like depsides. These dietary phenolics and polyphenols are important natural products, most of them having human health benefits, such as treating or preventing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and stroke. In the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of publications about jaboticaba. This review will discuss the morphology, taxonomy, nutritional composition, and use of the edible parts of jaboticaba (i.e. peel and pulp). In addition, an exhaustive survey of this fruit's secondary products, including volatiles, anthocyanins, and other phenolics, is included, and related to the ethnobotanical use of this plant in Brazil and implications of these compounds to human health. Optimization of extraction, focusing on bioactive constituents from this fruit, will be discussed, and prospects and challenges of future jaboticaba studies are pointed out.
Myrciaria cauliflora produces dark colored fruits, rich in phenolic compounds, among which we can highlight the anthocyanins . Anthocyanins are the most abundant type of flavonoid  and they are responsible for the blue or purple colour present in blueberries, cherries, grapes, blackberries and others.
In pomegranate for example anthocyanins are the only fatty acid that is believed to play an important role in the health benefits exerted by this fruit (apart from the polyphenolic content found on it and more specifically punicalagins, punicalins, gallagic acid, and ellagic acid that act as powerful antioxidants).
But in spite anthocyanins play a very important role in the health benefits exerted by Myrciaria cauliflora, there is another active constituent present on this fruit, a depside known as jaboticabin , which may also play an even more important role on the health benefits of this fruit, because depsides exert antibiotic, anti-HIV,antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity .
Another article published by NIH reinforces the health benefits of consuming jabo fruits in their entirety (skins,seeds,flesh) for the health benefits. Reinforces the high antioxidant content of the skins.
macuna pruriens :
In many parts of the world, Mucuna pruriens is used as an important forage, fallow and green manure crop. Since the plant is a legume, it fixes nitrogen and fertilizes soil.
M. pruriens is a widespread fodder plant in the tropics. To that end, the whole plant is fed to animals as silage, dried hay or dried seeds. M. pruriens silage contains 11-23% crude protein, 35-40% crude fiber, and the dried beans 20-35% crude protein. It also has use in the countries of Benin and Vietnam as a biological control for problematic Imperata cylindrica grass.
M. pruriens is sometimes used as a coffee substitute called "Nescafe" (not to be confused with the commercial brand Nescafé). Cooked fresh shoots or beans can also be eaten. This requires that they be soaked from at least 30 minutes to 48 hours in advance of cooking, or the water changed up to several times during cooking, since otherwise the plant can be toxic to humans. The above described process leaches out phytochemical compounds such as levodopa, making the product more suitable for consumption. If consumed in large quantities as food, unprocessed M. pruriens is toxic to non-ruminant mammals, including humans.
L-DOPA (/ˌɛlˈdoʊpə/ or /ˌlɛvoʊˈdoʊpə/) (alt., L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a chemical that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, some animals and plants. Some animals and humans make it via biosynthesis from the amino acid L-tyrosine. L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline) collectively known as catecholamines. L-DOPA can be manufactured and in its pure form is sold as a psychoactive drug with the INN levodopa; trade names include Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, and Prolopa. As a drug it is used in the clinical treatment of Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia.
A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone.
An underactive thyroid often occurs when the immune system, which usually fights infection, attacks the thyroid gland. This damages the thyroid, which means it's not able to make enough of the hormone thyroxine, leading to the symptoms of an underactive thyroid.
A condition called Hashimoto's disease is the most common type of autoimmune reaction that causes an underactive thyroid.
It's not clear what causes Hashimoto’s disease, but it runs in families. It's also common in people with another immune system disorder, such as type 1 diabetes and vitiligo.
Less common causes
Worldwide, a lack of dietary iodine is a common cause of an underactive thyroid, because the body needs iodine to make thyroxine. However, iodine deficiency is uncommon in the UK.
Babies are sometimes born with an underactive thyroid because the thyroid gland doesn't develop properly in the womb. This is called congenital hypothyroidism and is uncommon, affecting around 1 in 3,000 babies. It's usually picked up during routine screening soon after birth.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children website has more information about congenital hypothyroidism and how it's treated.
A problem with the pituitary gland could lead to an underactive thyroid. The pituitary gland sits at the base of the brain and regulates the thyroid. Therefore, damage to the pituitary gland may lead to an underactive thyroid.
An underactive thyroid has also been linked to some viral infections or some medications used to treat other conditions, such as:
lithium – a medication sometimes used to treat certain mental health conditions, including depression and bipolar disorder
amiodarone – a medication sometimes used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
interferons – a class of medication sometimes used to treat certain types of cancer and hepatitis C
Speak to your GP or specialist if you're concerned that a medication you're taking may be affecting your thyroid hormone levels.
Started as Graves' disease from I believe a gluten intolerance and haven eaten gluten my whole life. The constant inflamation I believe caused an autoimmune disorder ... Graves. It showed up after the birth of my first child. After a few years they irradiated it and now I am hypothyroid for like 17 years now. Taken synthroid most of that time. Never felt the same after the killed it... Always struggle w energy and moodiness... Now throw in a hysterectomy and no ovaries. Ugh
I watched half of the video and need to finish watching it
Yes. They killed my thyroid so it became Underactive. Synthroid didn't really make it worse but I never felt like it made it better.
After they killed it the fatigue was horrible and forgetfulness memory depression etc. Those symptoms brought on after that treatment never got that much better
It's ok. If u don't consider it a gift and one day U will help me or someone else. I'm not mad or Ill that U haven't done a video yet. Just look up stuff on YouTube and send it my way. I realize me and both my kids have serious celiac symptoms .... Anxiety depression anemia vitD deficiency ADHD.... We have been quasi gluten free cheating when we wanted to... Serious consequences. I will be very strict now. Now I need info on how to heal the gut. Gelatin is good I know... Gotta find more info.
What removes fluoride from the brain?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1lZnJqXtSA hormone health d wolfe
DHEA- memory hormone, related to DHA
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Started as Graves' disease from I believe a gluten intolerance and haven eaten gluten my whole life. The constant inflamation I believe caused an autoimmune disorder ... Graves. It showed up after the birth of my first child. After a few years they irradiated it and now I am hypothyroid for like 17 years now. Taken synthroid most of that time. Never felt the same after the killed it... Always struggle w energy and moodiness... Now throw in a hysterectomy and no ovaries. Ugh I watched half of the video and need to finish watching it
so after irradiation u became hypothyriod
so synthriod made it worse? n less energy
yea make sure u listen to david wolfe
Yes. They killed my thyroid so it became Underactive. Synthroid didn't really make it worse but I never felt like it made it better.
After they killed it the fatigue was horrible and forgetfulness memory depression etc. Those symptoms brought on after that treatment never got that much better
well what we may not be able to do is re function your thyriod gland, but what we may be able to do is replacement stratagy, replace or try to heal each one of those symptoms individually, with means relative and non relative to hypothyriodism.
this guys specializes in thyriod disorders. http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/blog/the-adrenal-reset-diet/?utm_source=Longevity+Warehouse&utm_campaign=041f641eb0-5_Steps|
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvn6LvKqP_4 microcosmic video
Alana Johnston (ending statement)
Ok. I will. I think the medicine I changed to from synthroid caked nature thyroid that has t1,t2,t3, and t4 as well as desycated thyroid is helping some or ATLEAST better than synthroid so I hope after incorporating that and more things I am on a path to wellnes..
capalary test for estrogen levels. here is a link which explains;
"The serum or plasma test is what most conventional doctors routinely order. It measures the hormones present in the watery or liquid part of the blood known as the plasma, or serum. For serum/plasma tests, blood is most commonly drawn from a vein in the arm. Most of the hormones measured in serum are bound tightly by binding proteins. Only about 1-5% of the hormones present in serum are actually in the free or bioavailable form, meaning this would be the fraction of hormones circulating in the bloodstream that would leave the blood and enter tissues. "
Capillary Blood Tests (blood from finger stick)
Capillary Blood Tests use blood from a finger stick rather than venous blood taken directly from a vein in the arm. Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels, where oxygen- and nutrient-rich arterial blood is exchanged for carbon dioxide and wastes are picked up to be delivered to the venous blood. Capillary blood can be dropped onto a special filter card and allowed to dry. Dried blood spots have distinct advantages over capillary serum collection because hormones in the dried form are extremely stable (well past a month) at room temperature. The dried blood is also much easier to ship to the laboratory as it does not require ice packs. Blood spot tests were originally developed in the 1960s to screen newborns for phenylketonuria (PKU) with a heel stick. Since then many blood spot finger stick tests have been developed, for many uses.
Capillary blood spot testing is promising for simplicity of use. However, as blood (serum) remains the gold standard with most providers, many health professional are unaware of this testing option.
avoid soy for their phytoestrogens.
be careful because we have 3 exposures now to estrogen's. not just age related accumulation of estrogens but all these PCB's and biphesnolA or BPA's for instance in many plastics acting as a xeno or fake estrogen in the human brain. but thirdly we also have exposure to too much estrogenic food like soy for instance, although some people tell me they have read articles dispelling the idea soy raises estrogenic action in the brain, the look on his face as he said it, his aura told me otherwise...
now years ago i read on physorg.com that vitaminD or hormoneD light from the sun being the best source, has 2 to 3000 genetic interactions, so vitamin D has the most genetic interactions of any
we only have about 30,000 genes, so steriodal hormone vitD3 modulates 10% of you. ~dr. joseph mercola, paraphrase
melatonin however, like indole 3 carbinol the anti-tumoral extract from the brocelli plant, is secreted from the pineal is a very powerful bad estrogen remover, it actually educates your cell intelligence to produce proteins which remove bad estrogen.
part3: natural aromatase inhibiters ;
passion flower tea (gets rid of deep seeded contractions or holding patterns which is what an accumulation of bad estrogen is) the best way to get this is via alcohol extraction or in a tincture, but also tea form.
, chamomile, nettle root (men),
soy extracts genistein, daidzein.
resveratrol- polygonum multiflorum(he shou wu), polygonum cuspidatum(japanese knotweed) you want grape derived resveritrol not so much the japanese knotweed resveritrol.
oleuropein- found in all parts of the olive tree. i highly prize olive leaves in my tea mix. and olives for my probiotoics.
Querciten- onions, apple skins, berries.
part4: Natural hormone builders ;
bee and pine pollen.
chaste or Vitex berry (woman).
cocnut products( cream or oil).
fennel group of plants.
Tongkat ali (men).
About 90% of serotonin produced in the body is found in the enterochromaffin cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The remainder is synthesized in the central nervous system where it regulates mood, appetite, and sleep.
Other Neuroendocrine Cancer related hormones include (but are not limited to); Neurokinin A (NKA), Substance P, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), Somatostatin, Chromogranin A (CgA), Gastrin, Insulin, Histamine, Glucagon, Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP), Pancreatic Polypeptide (PP). At least one or more of these hormones will be involved in Neuroendocrine Tumours at various sites.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1lZnJqXtSA hormone health david wolfe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEclfvihGak hormone balance david wolfe
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