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5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges can be used in their entirety. In fact, the peels may carry more nutritional benefits than the juicy pulp inside. For instance, a tablespoon of orange peel has thrice more vitamin C than the fruit, and four times more fiber. With so much food waste, there are other ways to keep rinds ...

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Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Anyone who has ever gardened can tell you how upsetting it is to have your efforts thwarted by invasive plants. It’s a very frustrating problem, but there’s a compelling reason you may not want these species to disappear entirely: Many invasive plants have surprisingly important medicinal benefits. Invasive species are non-native plants that spread aggressively and can put the survival ...

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Boosting magnesium levels found to help reverse conditions like diabetes and heart disease

Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s necessary to maintain good health. It is involved in many important bodily processes, such as muscle contraction and blood sugar and blood pressure regulation. Because it is important for many bodily functions, having low magnesium levels can lead to serious conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, recent studies show that boosting your magnesium levels can help reduce risk factors for ...

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Coffee bean extracts contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic disease

Coffee bean extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic health problems, according to a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Autonomous University of Madrid treated fat cells of mice with water-based extracts from coffee bean skins. The researchers found that the phenolic compounds, protocatechuic acid and gallic acid, reduced fat-induced ...

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Natural healing: Survival uses for coconut oil

Coconut oil is a great versatile item to have in your survival stockpile. It can be used as a healthy alternative to other kinds of cooking oil and boasts several medicinal uses, such as relieving burns and bug bites. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Why is coconut oil is good for your skin? Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil, and it is traditionally made ...

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STUDY: Vitamin C and zinc supplementation can increase the effectiveness of antimalarial agents

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that’s caused by parasites from the genus Plasmodium. Five species are known to cause malaria infections in humans, namely, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. Of these parasites, P. falciparum is said to cause the most life-threatening form of malaria. Patients with falciparum malaria suffer from convulsions, develop liver and kidney failure ...

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Medicinal plants: What you need to know about herbal antibiotics

Bacteria tend to develop resistance to industrial antibiotics sooner or later, but this isn’t the case with herbal antibiotics. Herbal antibiotics work in a way where bacteria resistance becomes unlikely, even futile. Medicinal plants, including herbal antibiotics, have been used in the management of infectious diseases since ancient times. In modern times, the effectiveness of many of these remedies has been proven ...

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Thai government approves green chiretta herb as treatment for covid

There is good news to report out of Thailand after the government there officially approved the use of Fah Talai Jone (Andrographis paniculate), also known as chiretta herb, to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The National News Bureau of Thailand says that Thailand’s Cabinet gave the green light to green chiretta to treat “asymptomatic cases” of the Fauci Flu following ...

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Molecule in Nigella sativa (black seed) may prevent spike protein-induced vascular damage, scientists conclude in published paper indexed by NIH (updated)

New research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology shows that a molecule found in Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin, binds to ACE2 receptors in the lungs, potentially stopping spike protein particles from inducing inflammation and vascular damage. The molecule is being studied for possible drug development. Researchers out of India investigated the effects of nigellidine, ...

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