I found some great information about Chili Peppers on Yahoo and wanted to make sure it was available here in once place, consolidated in the Ingredients Database. The part I liked the best about the info I found is how in Africa the farmers used to grow Chili Peppers to keep the elephants away from [...]
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Here is some information on Basil that is pretty interesting. I know it tastes great in Italian food but I had absolutely no idea how beneficial it was for general health. Makes me think that if you are not using Basil as a spice / herb on a regular basis it would be a great [...]
I came across some interesting information about Saffron and wanted to include it in our Ingredients Database. Here it is… Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Grown mostly in the Middle East, saffron threads are actually the stigmas of a particular kind of crocus, each of which needs to be carefully gathered [...]
We didn’t have a page about Rosemary in our Ingredients Database so I went ahead and added this one once I found this information on Yahoo. Rosemary has been associated with memory since ancient Greece, when students would wear it in their hair when studying for big exams. Modern science agrees: Carnosic acid, a component [...]
Here is some information that I found on Yahoo, all about Cinnamon. I wanted to add it to the ingredients database “just in case” someone was looking for more information on it. After learning more about it I am surprised more people aren’t talking about it, especially since it has such amazing properties! Especially for [...]
Skullcap herb is known to possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, astringent, sedative, febrifuge and emmenagogue properties. All these properties are responsible for skullcap herb being effective for treating various health conditions. Let us have a look at some of the skullcap herb uses. Scullcap Herb
Cramp Bark is said to be an effective antispasmodic that helps to relieve muscle cramps and spasms, menstrual cramps, leg and lower back spasms, and ease convulsions, lockjaw and fits. Its antispasmodic qualities were also noted in the National Formulary to alleviate asthma. Cramp Bark has also been used externally to reduce muscle pain and [...]
Wood Betony is a perennial which is native to North America, growing in Canada all the way to Mexico and Florida in the east. The herb is generally used as a general tonic with ability to cause muscles to relax. The effectiveness is doubled when the herb is used in combination with other herbs, but [...]
It is said that the black radish has a great effect on the liver, activating and regenerating the liver cells. It acts as a substance that stimulates the production of the bile from the liver to the intestines, comforting the liver and helping to detoxify and purify it. In this way, the black radish cleans [...]
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