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6 Best Herbal Remedies to Boost Respiratory Health during COVID-19 Times

6 Best Herbal Remedies to Boost Respiratory Health during COVID-19 Times

The recent pandemic, COVID-19, caused by coronavirus, has caught many of us by surprise. The disease has caused and is still causing so much havoc within such a short time. Even though it affects the whole body, the biggest culprit hit by the disease is the respiratory system. In severe instances, it causes lung complications which could lead to complete lung damage. Mild cases of COVID-19 affect the upper respiratory system, which comprises of the nose, throat and sinuses. At this point, the respiratory system exhibits symptoms that resemble a flu e.g. fever and persistent dry coughs. Severe instances of...

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History and Traditional Uses of Turmeric

History and Traditional Uses of Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most popular herbal plants, renowned for its vast medicinal and culinary uses. Turmeric, which is native to Southeast Asia, has been in use for over 4,000 years. It grows best in tropical conditions, with temperature ranges of 20°C-30°C and average rainfall quantities. The characteristics of the location where the plant is grown determine the quality and properties of the yield. Mostly, turmeric grown in hilly and mountainous regions is of higher quality than that grown in level plains. To obtain turmeric powder from the rhizomes, the rhizomes have to be harvested and cleaned...

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Cultivation of the Magical Cordyceps Mushrooms

Cultivation of the Magical Cordyceps Mushrooms

Cordyceps mushrooms (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) have been used for centuries for their numerous health benefits in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. The nomenclature term of this unique species of mushrooms was changed quite recently from Cordyceps sinensis to Ophiocordyceps sinensis. Cordyceps mushroom powder, obtained from the unique host-parasite relationship, boosts various body systems and contributes positively to general body health. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has, for the a long time made up of plant, animal and fungal extracts to take care of various medical mishaps. The ‘mushrooms’ are a unique combination of a caterpillar and fungus, found in relatively high altitudes...

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Plant-based foods for improved cognitive functions

Plant-based foods for improved cognitive functions

Diet is a big determinant of how the bran functions, therefore, it has to be right for the brain to perform optimally. Cognitive decline is an imminent health issue, especially with age and several other factors. Also, it is quite obvious that there is no miracle drug or single solution to counter the decline. This is because the reasons causing cognitive decline are different therefore the solutions could be different as well. Maintaining an alert and apprehensive brain is a collection of several efforts. The efforts could include lifestyle practices, dietary routines and physical exercises. From a nutritional point of...

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Mucuna Pruriens and How It Helps Improve Sexual Function

Mucuna Pruriens and How It Helps Improve Sexual Function

For many years, there has been widespread research into finding the best solution for men and women with health issues as far as their sex life is concerned. People try and seek different options, from over-the-counter drugs to herbal supplements; different plant and plant-based products have been explored in respect to this. Substandard sexual performance has detrimental effects on a person’s self-esteem and it could even lead to breakage of homes and marriages. There are quite a number of herbal remedies which have the effect of improving one's sexual functions. One of them is Mucuna pruriens. Mucuna pruriens has the...

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