Parasites – Unwanted Guests – Natural Treatments to Get Rid of

What exactly is a Parasite? This creature is a life form that lives off another life form to its own benefit and to the host’s (the animal or human body infected by the parasite) detriment. In the West, parasites are most often thought to be a problem of Third World Countries. The parasite problem however, extends far beyond the boundaries of the poorer countries. In fact, …

Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

Algae – Whole plant – food!160 species of algae (Simpson) are used for food most coming from 3 genera (Porphyra, Laminaria, Undaria). Up to 75% of their dry bulk is indigestible. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori) north Pacific. Nori – Japan since AD 533- 544; cultivation since 1623-49; when Japanese fishermen found bamboos pieces with it growing on them, and planted …

Importance of the Liver on Your Health and Wellbeing

After suffering poor health for many years, I embarked on some extensive personal research into potential causes of my condition. I tried all kinds of remedies but ended up confused and frustrated, not realizing that I was treating the symptom, rather than the cause. Further research lead to the conclusion that the root of the problem was a sluggish, congested liver, the result of several years …

Tips and tricks for growing African Violets

If you like African Violets and you want to grow them, there are a few things you might consider: When the hot weather and vacations are here, your African violets may need extra help to make it through. If high temperatures are getting the best of your plants a fan can help disperse heat generated by the light fixtures, or the lights may be run …

African Violet care – How to grow Saintpaulia

Saintpaulia plant, known as African violet is part of Gesneriaceae family, brought from Africa and acclimatized all the world. If you know how to take good care, you will enjoy her amazing flower. African violet is not demanding, is easy to care for, even for beginners. Here are some conditions this beautiful floweris asking for: Light African Violets like a lot of Bright Light, but not direct sunlight. They do well under fluorescent lighting, …

Nosy Birds or the kakapo parrot

Traditionally, scientists thought that birds had a poor sense of smell. But recent studies have shown that some birds use their sense of smell to find food, find their way home, or choose nesting material -these are the nosy birds. Julie Hagelin is an ornithologist at Swathmore College in Pennsylvania. She wonders if birds also use smells to communicate. The idea came to her several years …

Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants – Yoruba Names

As I know many of you are interested in finding out the yoruba names for different medicinal plants, I’ve done a research and found a few names for you, and also the use of the plants. Yoruba Names for Medicinal Plants Baphia, camwood, Sanderswood (Baphia nitida) – igiosun, irosun, awewi, owiwi, arase, ajolawo irosu – roots, leaves and stem for inflamation and skin infections. leaves …

Why is it advisable to drink water in the morning

Older and newer studies talk about the quality of water that we drink. These studies show that there are few people that acknowledges the importance of the water consumed during lifelong daily. Return to nature, to follow a diet aimed to clean up the blood of toxins such as finding the main effect, waking up the body intelligence, we can choose what is suitable for us. …

POTASSIUM for normal muscle and nerve tissue function

Potassium is a mineral widespread in nature, which has a crucial role in the human body: it supports heart activity and stimulates the heart to beat at a rate of over one hundred thousand beats throughout the day. It is very important in the diet of patients who are already struggling with heart disease (high blood pressure, heart failure or arrhythmias). Patients, but also doctors, …

World Dictionary of Grasses – Yoruba Grass Name

English – Yoruba Grass Name Thatchgrass – beere, bere Camel grass, lemon grass, true lemon grass, melissa grass, rosha grass, sweet rush, ginger grass, fever grass, citronella grass, mulch grass – koriko oba, koriko oyibo, kooko oba, oko oba, tii, eti, isoko Reeds, commom reed, ditch reed, bamboo reed, reed grass, yellow cane – ifu Melinis, Brazilian stink grass, stink grass, whynne grass, gordura grass, …

Breast Cancer – Description, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Description * Breast cancer is a tumor or lump consisting of breast cells that have ‘mistakes’ in their DNA or genetic code and reproduce at an abnormal rate. If left to progress, the cells in the tumor may spread to other tissue in the body where they will continue to multiply. The cancer cells may develop their own system of blood vessels, taking nutrients away …

Prairie Potholes – natural depressions formed by glaciers

Natural wetlands in the upper U.S. and Canada – known as prairie potholes. These natural depressions formed thousands of years ago by glaciers that scraped over that part of North America. The potholes themselves come in a variety of shapes and sizes. When viewed from above, they look like a mosiac of moon craters. Like giant sponge, the prairie pothole region soaks up snow melt …