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Benefits and uses of Capsaicin Cream

Capsaicin is a component which is usually found in various hot peppers like cayenne peppers which makes it spicy. It could be found in the form of dried powder, dietary supplements and topical creams....
Sassafras facts and health benefits

Sassafras facts and health benefits

Sassafras scientifically known as sassafras albidum is a deciduous tree, from the Lauraceae family and native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. Apart from Sassafras it is also known as Sassafras root,...

Za’atar health benefits

The herb or spice which is blended with sesame seeds, thyme and sumac is called Za'atar. It is widely used as a seasoning in Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Armenia, Jordan, Libya, Palestinian territories and...
Bottlebrushes facts and health benefits

Bottlebrushes facts and health benefits

Bottle bush plant scientifically known as Melaleuca citrina, Callistemon citrinus get their name from the spikes of flowers that bloom at the ends of the stems, bearing a strong resemblance to a bottle...
Vanilla facts and benefits

Vanilla facts and benefits

Vanilla planifolia commonly known as Vanilla comes from the long, greenish-yellow seedpods of a fragrant tropical vanilla orchid and is native to Mesoamerica – Mexico and Guatemala. It is a member of the...

Vetiver – Chrysopogon zizanioides

Vetiver, with scientific name as Chrysopogon zizanioides, is the genus of plants in the grass family Poaceae. Vetiver grows well in hot to humid climates. It is a dense and clumping plant with erect...
Rudraksha facts and health benefits

Rudraksha facts and health benefits

Elaeocarpus ganitrus commonly known as Rudraksha belongs to the Elaeocarpaceae family and grows in the Himalayan region. In Sanskrit Rudraksha means Rudra’s (Shiva’s) teardrop. It grows in the area from the Gangetic plain...

Rosewater

Rosewater is made by soaking rose petals in the water. It is extracted from the distillation of rose petals. It is also used as a component in the medical or cosmetic preparations. It has...
Beehive Ginger facts and health benefits

Beehive Ginger facts and health benefits

Zingiber spectabile commonly known as Beehive Ginger is a clumping herbaceous plant native to Peninsular Malaysia and Peninsular Thailand. The scientific name of the species, Zingiber spectabile, comes from two words. "Zingiber" is...
Malabar Nut facts and health benefits

Malabar Nut facts and health benefits

Justicia adhatoda is an herb, also commonly known as Malabar Nut in English, Adosa in Hindi and Vasaka in Sanskrit. It is a medicinal plant native to Asia widely used in Siddha Medicine,...