Yoruba Medicinal Plants in Nigeria And Their Uses

The balabwo uses both psychotherapeutic techniques in discussing the illness with the patient, also casts an oracle reading using the Ifa system revealed to the Yoruba by the trickster god Eshu Elegba. The oracular reading involves throwing a handful of 16 kola nuts from the right to the left hand, 16 times, after which the […]

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Sessilis Joyweed For Health And Healing (Ewe Dagunro)

What Is Sessilis Joyweed? Sessilis joyweed (noxious weed) botanical name as “Alternanthera sessilis” typically grows in warm and humid regions around the world, including Asia and Africa. A noxious weed is specified by law as being especially objectionable, problematic and hard to manage. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sessile joyweed is prevalent in the […]

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15 Best Nutritious Benefits For Horseradish For Health And Healing

Have you ever tasted a roast beef sandwich and thought your nose was on fire? The sandwich probably contained some horseradish, originating from the same family as mustard. It is quite well-known for its strong and sharp flavour. Horseradish has been used to treat a number of ailments and health problems since centuries. It’s pungent, […]

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Health Benefits For Natural Herb Peppermint(Mentha Piperita)

What Is Peppermint? Peppermint, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is one of the oldest herbs. The plant grows up to about 2-3 feet tall. The leaves are dark green and opposite leaves with white flowers. It is actually a hybrid cross between water mint and spearmint. Mint tea is customary to use in […]

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Lemon Grass For Health And Healing

What Is Lemon Grass? Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass , is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family. Some species (particularly Cymbopogon citratus) are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons (Citrus limon). Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, tanglad, hierba Luisa, or gavati chahapati, amongst many […]

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Solanum Xanthocarpum (Wild Eggplant) For Health And Healing

What Is Solanum Xanthocarpum (Wild Eggplant)? The plant Solanum Xanthocarpum also known as Wild eggplant or Kantakari is a perennial, thick, bright green and branched shrub. In some western part of Nigeria, the Yoruba’s called it “Ewe Igbagun”. It grows throughout India in dry places. It grows mostly in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The leaves are ovate-oblong, elliptic and hairy. The flowers are […]

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Angelica Archangelica Herb For Health And Healing

Cultivated mainly for its sweet-scented edible roots, the Angelica Archangelica should not be consumed unless it has been recognized correctly, as, in appearance, it is very similar to many other poisonous species. While it only grows leaves in the first year, the fluted stem can reach a height of 2.5 meters during the second year. The leaves […]

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