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Julian Gooden

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Anamu, Guinea-Hen-Weed, Petiveria alliacea

Anamu (Guinea Hen Weed) Benefits and Uses

Latin Name: Petiveria alliacea Family: Phytolaccaceae Synonyms: Mapa graveolens Vell., P. corrientina Rojas, P. foetida Salisb., P. graveolens (Vell.) Stellfeld, P. hexandria, P. paraguayensis Common Names: Anamu, Apacin, Apacina, Apazote de Zorro, Aposin, Aveterinaryte, Calauchin, Congo root, Emeruaiuma, Garlic weed, Guinea Henweed, Guinea, Guinea Hen leaf, Gully root, Herbe aux Poules, Hierba de las Gallinitas, […]

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Plants Used for Different Ailments Based on the ‘Doctrine of Signatures’ (Southwestern Nigeria)

Researchers: Aworinde David Olaniran, Erinoso Sakiru Morenikeji, Ogundele Alimi Adeyemi, Teniola Olasimbo Anuoluwapo and Ojo Samuel Omoniyi Institutions: Department of Biological Sciences, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Nigeria; Department of Biology, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria.Received 2 March, 2018; Accepted 20 April, 2018 Abstract:The knowledge and application of the notion […]

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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 (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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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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