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Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Mental and Neurological Disorders in Ghana

Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Mental and Neurological Disorders in Ghana

Mental health conditions and neurological disorders are conditions that affect thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. These include disorders that cause a high burden of dis-ease such as depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, dementia, substance use disorders, and a number of other dis-eases. These conditions can be experienced in isolation; however, they often occur […]

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Calotropis procera plant

Apple of Sodom (Sodom’s Milkweed) Medicinal Plant

Overview of Calotropis procera Name: Apple of Sodom (Sodom’s Milkweed) Latin Name: Calotropis procera Other Names: Sodom Apple, Stabragh, Kapok Tree, King’s Crown, Rubber Bush, Rubber Tree, Calotropis, Auricula Tree, Cabbage Tree, Calotrope, Camel Tree, Dead Sea Fruit, Desert Wick, French Cotton, Giant Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Mudar Fiber, Mudar Plant, Rooster Tree, Sodom’s Milkweed and […]

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Cenizo De Monterrey (Leucophyllum Frutescens) - ital is vital

Cenizo de Monterrey (Ash of Monterrey) Medicinal Plant

Latin Name: Leucophyllum frutescens Family: Scrophulariaceae Common Names: Cenizo de Monterrey, Monterey Pigweed, Barometer Bush, Ash Plant, Cenizo, Texas Ranger, Texas Silver Leaf, Purple Sage Habitat & Description The Ash is a medium-sized shrub with a compact shape, delicate silver to gray-green leaves, and displays of prolific purple flowers from summer to fall. It is […]

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Doctor - Patient - ital is vital

Opinion: Become Your Own Doctor

Everything we eat become a part of us The world today seems like a far different place to where it was just over two years ago. Things have certainly changed dramatically. If we have learnt nothing from what has unfold since December 2019, it should at least be that we can’t hand over our health […]

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Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad

I recently made this very simple, nutritious papaya salad and thought why not share it with you. Many people eat the ripe papaya but aren’t aware that the green papaya or semi-ripe ones can be used in recipes. Of course I like ripe papaya and that’s mostly how I eat this delicious fruit, however, sometimes […]

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Cerasee Bitter melon (Momordica charantia)

Cerasee

Scientific Name: Momordica charantia L. (Momordica balsamina) Other Names: FG Creole: Sorossi; Guyana: Baan-caryla, Carailli, Caryla, Coraila, Wild Caryla; Surinam Creole: Boes-sopropo, Sopropo, Wilde sopropo; Surinam Javan: Pare; Guyana Patamona: Carilla bush. Constituent: Contains anti-leukemic, estrogenic and hypoglycemic substances. Seed contains abortifacient substances, as well as the glucosidic steroid charantine which has an insulin-like hypoglycemic […]

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cranesbill

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs by James A. Duke

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition by James A. Duke with Mary Jo Bogenschutz-Godwin, Judi duCellier, Peggy-Ann K. Duke HAN D B O O K O F Medicinal Herbs• Mary Jo Bogt schutz-Godwin Judi.dnCclliu Feggy—Aoa IN Dulc €R PRHSS H A N D B O O K O F Medicinal H A N D B […]

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Eupatorium

Boneset – Benefits, Uses & Formula

Latin name: Eupatorium spp. Family: Compositae. Common Names: Boneset, Thoroughwort, Teasel, Ague Wood, Joe Pye, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Rheumatism Root, Sweat Plant, Fit Plant. Habitat: North America (Canada and United States) in damp, swampy places, meadows and banks. Part(s) Used The dried leaves and flowering tops. Therapeutic Properties Stimulant, nervine, tonic, diaphoretic, anti-periodic, emetic and […]

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Castor plant (Castor oil, leaves, seeds))

Castor Plant / Castor Oil Benefits & Uses

Castor Plant Summary Scientific Name: Ricinus Communis Family Name: Euphorbiaceae Other Names: Castor, Castor Bean, Palma Christi, Ricin, Wonder Tree, Krapata, Djarak, Reer, Mexico Seed, Castor Oil Plant, Castor Oil Bush Habitat: Common in distributed areas and waste land. The plant is cultivated widely today in the tropics and subtropics and in temperate latitudes where […]

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Coconut Banana Ginger Shake

Coconut Milk Banana Shake

This coconut milk banana shake is simply a fantastic recipe; it is tasty and rich. It will be enjoyed by many, from babies to the elderly. Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk 2 ripe bananas 1/2 thumb ginger Spices (optional) Directions: Make coconut milk: Chop half of a coconut and put in a blender, along with […]

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Papaya and Banana

Papaya Avocado Banana Goodness

The possibilities for drink and smoothie recipe combinations from fruits are many. This one I think you may want to try; it’s delicious, smooth and rich. You can have it at any time of the day, as a meal or snack. Ingredients: 1 cup Papaya 1 ripe Banana 1/4 Avocado 1 piece Ginger (about half […]

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