Fenugreek plant is an excellent herb which is used in cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. It possesses green leaves with small white flowers. Fenugreek plant is used in 3 different manners; first fenugreek leaves which can be dried and used as herbs, fenugreek seeds are used as a spice for cooking; third the plant matter as a vegetable like sprouts or micro greens. Fenugreek seeds are warm in nature and have a somewhat bitter taste but when cooked gives a pleasant flavor. Out of all plant parts, the seeds are most widely used. Fenugreek can be consumed in dishes for eating, or you can make a paste of it to cure skin inflammations.
Eucalyptus also is known as Eucalyptus Globulus is very commonly found the herb. The eucalyptus tree is also known as fever tree, blue tree, and stringy bark tree. There are over 500 species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is also an indoor plant. Eucalyptus has distinct menthol like odor. Eucalyptus leaves are light green initially then turn darker as gets older. It is an exotic plant with many uses in home remedies and medicinally. The major benefit of this plant can be taken in the form of eucalyptus essential oil. This oil has medicinal properties. The eucalyptus plant leaves are dried and then crushed and distilled to extract strong, colorless, volatile and potent essential oil. The chemical compound Cineole present in Eucalyptus is responsible for its health benefits. Its medicinal effects are wide including inflammation reduction, pain and killing leukemia cells. The eucalyptus essential oil also has anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, decongestant and other medicinal qualities. read more
Dandelion plant is easily identifiable and perennial. Dandelion leaves are toothy and basal, and the plant also has yellow colored flowers. It is a very beneficial plant to have. It is used in eating as well as possess medicinal properties. Dandelion is very nutritious having various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Every part of this plant is used for various purposes such as its leaves can be added to salads, flowers can be fried and consumed as a snack, the dried dandelion root is a great substituent of coffee. One of the famous use of this plant is as tea. Dandelion tea benefits are known for health (Take 2 oz. of dried root put it in 1 quarts water and boil for 30 mins and drink). This tea is used to cure various diseases of stomach, gallbladder, liver, kidney, and it also prevents high blood pressure, tooth decay and calcium deficiency. read more
Milk is white colored liquid produced only by mammals to feed their young ones. Mammals produce milk through mammary glands. Milk is the primary source of food for newborns. Milk contains all essential nutrients which are required for the growth. Milk plays a major role in the diet. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Its composition includes major elements which are needed for body growth and healthy body. It helps the body to be saved from various health issues. read more
Cherry is a very famous fruit because of its sweet, sour and juicy flavor. Cherry is known for its taste but also for its medicinal health benefits. Cherries have 2 categories based on its flavor, one is sweet cherries, and other is sour flavored cherries. Sour cherries are usually red, but sweet cherries have wide varieties in colors. Some are more dark colored than the others. Dark colored cherries have deeper more intense flavor. No matter what type or colored cherry you are buying but always look for size, fresh stems, and no browning spot.
There are various nutrient and bioactive components present in cherries. These are packed with antioxidants which have great ability to fight with free radical damage and protect our cells. Cherry provides multiple health benefits, ie, prevent cancers, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes and also helps to remove excess belly fat. read more
Tea is a hot aromatic drink made by combining dried and crushed tea leaves in boiling water. Tea comes from plant Camellia Sinensis. It is most extensively used drink all over the world. There are so many types of tea which have their flavor, aroma and appearance. Their oxidization process categorizes them. These are White tea, Black tea, Green tea, Oolong tea, Dark tea, Puer tea. read more
Cinnamon is sweet and warm natured effective spice which is used in cooking as well as in medical system. It is the bark of Cinnamomum tree which is utilised for various purposes. It is also used as a sweetener in cooking. It can be used as bark or in powder form as well. It is packed with a high amount of antioxidants. There are different compounds present which is responsible for cinnamon health benefits. These are cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and cinnamate. Cinnamon can be extracted from a cinnamon plant in the form of a cinnamon stick, essential oils and in powder form. It contains phenolic compounds, flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds are responsible for many health protecting properties like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-diabetic properties, antimicrobial benefits, immunity enhancing abilities, cancer and heart disease protective abilities. There is various cinnamon uses for health and cooking as well. read more
Basil is a significant plant with flavorful and various medicinal properties. Basil plant is aromatic herb whose leaves are used for various purposes. Basil leaves increase flavor in food and relieves various health issues. There are approximately 60 varieties of basil herb, all of these has different appearances and flavor. Sweet basil is bright and pungent while lemon basil, cinnamon basil like the names have lemon and cinnamon flavors respectively. There are various basil health benefits like enhancing immunity, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, keeps brain healthy, enhance energy, improves blood clotting, make thyroid gland healthy. read more
Tropical areas are the places where black pepper plant grows. It bears tiny white blossoms; these blossoms are picked before maturity and turn dark when dried. Piperine is the main ingredient of black pepper. It contains 79% of required manganese, 57% of vitamin K, 45% of iron, 30% of fibre. Piperine cures pigmentation disorder of skin called vitiligo. It increases body’s ability to absorb beta carotene beta vitamins, selenium like nutrients from food.
Black pepper powder or solid form contains various essential oils like piperine (an ammonia derived alkaloid) which gives pepper its original character and warmth as well as monoterpenes, limonene and myrcene which gives aroma to it. Black pepper is useful in curing different diseases. It is both spices as well as medicine for human health. It provides minerals to the body like potassium to cure heart rate, blood pressure and calcium for bone strengthening, zinc to promote cell growth and is antioxidant. read more