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Cinnamon is actually the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark curls into quills when it is peeled off the tree. With methylhydroxy chalcone polymer as its main active ingredient, it is found that the essential oils found uniquely in […]

Burdock root is used by many cultures (eg. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indians, Hawaiians) both as a food and as a medicine. Burdock root contains phytochemicals, known as polyacetylenes, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. The root also contains hyaluronic acid, […]

Mangosteens are tropical fruits with a hard purple-brown shell and soft white inner flesh. Though not particularly known for containing high levels of vitamins or minerals as compared to other fruits, mangosteens are nonetheless prized – for their other health […]

Bitter foods are sometimes good for health and battling illnesses. An example is the bitter melon. This melon has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes in India, South America, Japan, China and Philippines. Amazonian healers and Ayurvedic […]

Sage is often added to food for flavoring. But sage does more than bring taste to your food. When added to sausage, it actually helps in your body’s digestion of meat. With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the herb can be […]

Oregano is not only strong on the taste, it is also strong against microbes. Besides being great on pasta, oregano’s antibacterial properties can help you fight an infection or beat a cold. This herb’s anti-yeast benefits apply to yeast in […]

A member of the mint family, basil is a culinary herb that brings multiple benefits. With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it is particularly good for eliminating harmful bacteria on food. Hence, some people add basil leaves to their salads for […]

Consumed by the Chinese in ancient China as an alternative to rice, millet is an unrefined grain that is rich in nutrients and brings many health benefits. It is rich in thiamine, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. It […]