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Date seed uses and benefits

Date seed uses and benefits

Date seeds, which constitute 6-15% of the total weight of the ripe date are actually a byproduct of date fruit and are largely produced in the Middle East and especially in the United...
Babool facts and health benefits

Babool facts and health benefits

Acacia arabica commonly known as Babool is actually a medicinal tree which is found throughout the drier and sandy parts of India. Its use as datun for teeth cleaning is well known.  Regular...
Uses and benefits of Shikakai

Uses and benefits of Shikakai

Shikakai scientifically known as Acacia concinna is a shrub like tree grown in Central India. It has been used since centuries as cleanser for hair and body. Due to presence of saponins in its...
Musk mallow uses and benefits

Musk mallow uses and benefits

Musk mellow scientifically known as Abelmoschus moschatus is an aromatic and medicinal plant native to India in the Malvaceae family. Abelmoschus is derived from Arabic ‘Abu-l-Mosk’ (father of musk) and moschatus means musk...
Bindii facts and health benefits

Bindii facts and health benefits

Known by many common names, such as Bindii, goat’s head, puncture vine and tackweed, Tribulus Terrestris is a tap rooted herbaceous perennial plant in the Caltrop Family (Zygophyllaceae) with a long history of...
Mango seed facts and benefits

Mango seed facts and benefits

Mango is no doubt the ‘king of fruits’. In Ayurveda, each part of a mango tree is said to be beneficial – seed, flowers, fruit and the bark. The yellow, ripe, pulpy and...

Parsley Seed essential oil benefits

The essential oil is extracted from the dried seeds that are derived with the use of steam distillation process. It contains myristicin, apiole, tetramethoxyally benzene and pinene. Botanically, Parsley plant is called Petroselinum Sativum....
Star anise facts and benefits

Top 12 Health Benefits of Star Anise

Illicium verum, commonly known as Star anise, star aniseed, or Chinese star anise is a spice that closely looks like anise in flavor, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum. It is...
Tragacanth

Tragacanth (Gund) facts and benefits

Tragacanth is low-growing, thorny shrubs that are native to the mountainous regions of the Middle East. Gum tragacanth is obtained by tapping the branches and tap roots. The gum dries as it exudes...
Health benefits of Vitamin E Oil

Health benefits of Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is an extracted blend of antioxidant compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds are proven to speed the regeneration of cells and also help damaged cells heal faster. Vitamin E...