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5 Element Theory

An ancient Chinese belief system that says we are surrounded by five energy fields: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Keeping all of the elements in balance promotes harmony in our surroundings and in ourselves. Based on ancient Chinese philosophy, the 5 Element Theory…
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Health benefits of Lavender

Lavender Quick Facts Name: Lavender Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia Origin Mediterranean region, the Arabian Peninsula, and Russia Taste Pungent …
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Know about Adonidia Palm

Adonidia Palm Quick Facts Name: Adonidia Palm Scientific Name: Adonidia merrillii Origin Palawan and neighbouring islands in the Philippines and east Coast of Sabah in East Malaysia …
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The three Doshas in Ayurveda - Vata, Pitta, Kapha

As we have seen, each of the three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha—is associated with a fundamental principle of reality: vata with movement, pitta with transformation, and kapha with stability and sustainability. Vata includes subtle movement like that of prana, thoughts…
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Adaptogenic effects of Rhodiola

Like all adaptogens (American Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Asian Ginseng, Cordyceps, Eleuthero, Rhaponticum, Schisandra and Shilajit), Rhodiola has effects on the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems and it helps balance blood sugar levels, decreases symptoms of Parkinson’s…
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Know about Kubal Madu

Kubal Madu Quick Facts Name: Kubal Madu Scientific Name: Willughbeia angustifolia Origin Nicobar Island to Malesia. It is commonly found wild in Borneo (Brunei, Sarawak, Sabah and…
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17 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

1. Eat right Eating a diet high in nutrients and minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium, will help your energy levels, and encourage a better night’s sleep. Dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, chard (silverbeet), brussels sprouts, broccoli, parsley…
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Health Benefits of Conkerberry

Conkerberry Quick Facts Name: Conkerberry Scientific Name: Carissa spinarum Origin Common throughout much of India, Burma and dry areas of Ceylon. Colors White…
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Health benefits of Crab Apple

Crab apple Quick Facts Name: Crab apple Scientific Name: Malus sylvestris Origin Temperate regions of North America, Asia, and Europe Colors Initially…
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Health Benefits of Bush Banana

Bush Banana Quick Facts Name: Bush Banana Scientific Name: Uvaria chamae Origin Tropical West and Central Africa Bush banana is a climbing large…
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10 Tips to Stay Healthy in College

It is often suggested that college students are under the illusion of an immortality complex. When they leave school and taste that first bit of legitimate freedom, all rules fly out the window. Bad habits creep in and these habits become a way of life for many of these…
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Facts about Date Plum

Date plum Quick Facts Name: Date plum Scientific Name: Diospyros lotus Origin Southwest Asia and southeast Europe Colors Green when young turning to yellow as…
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Facts and health benefits of Burahol

Burahol Quick Facts Name: Burahol Scientific Name: Stelechocarpus burahol Origin Java, Indonesia, and is grown also in Southeast Asia throughout Malesia as far as the Solomons …
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Health benefits of Rose Apple (Java Apple)

Rose Apple (Java apple) Quick Facts Name: Rose Apple (Java apple) Scientific Name: Syzygium samarangense Origin Bangladesh to the Solomon Islands. It is commonly and widely cultivated in…
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All about Wild Sugar Apple

Wild Sugar Apple Quick Facts Name: Wild Sugar Apple Scientific Name: Rollinia deliciosa Origin Tropical South America Colors Green to yellow …
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About Miner's lettuce

Miner's lettuce Quick Facts Name: Miner's lettuce Scientific Name: Claytonia perfoliata Taste Mild Miner’s lettuce also known as winter…
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Health benefits of West Indian Elm

West Indian elm Quick Facts Name: West Indian elm Scientific Name: Guazuma ulmifolia Origin Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and…
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Know about Atemoya

Atemoya Quick Facts Name: Atemoya Scientific Name: Annona atemoya Origin Native to South America. It is also found in Central American countries, Caribbean islands and United States…
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Facts about Pelajau

Pelajau Quick Facts Name: Pelajau Scientific Name: Pentaspadon motleyi Origin Native to Malaysia (peninsular, Sarawak and Sabah); Indonesia (Kalimantan, Irian Jaya, Sumatra), Papua New…
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Facts about Lollipop Climber

Lollipop climber Quick Facts Name: Lollipop climber Scientific Name: Diplocyclos palmatus Origin Malesia phytoregion, including Papua New Guinea, and in Australia, in Western Australia…
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Health Benefits of Indian Mulberry

Indian Mulberry Quick Facts Name: Indian Mulberry Scientific Name: Morinda officinalis Origin China in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and North Vietnam in Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Hoa…
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Ayurvedic Medicine For Glowing Skin

Originating in India and other parts of South Asia, Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems established in the world, mainly focused on the human organism as a whole and encompasses a holistic approach to healing. This tradition is so rich and its study of treatments…
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Facts about Common Milk Hedge

Common milk hedge Quick Facts Name: Common milk hedge Scientific Name: Euphorbia neriifolia Origin South Asia and normally grows around dry, rocky and hilly areas of India, in Myanmar…
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Lamantan Facts

Lamantan Quick Facts Name: Lamantan Scientific Name: Mangifera similis Origin It is endemic to Indonesia. Colors Yellowish-green Shapes …
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Asam Kumbang facts

Asam Kumbang Quick Facts Name: Asam Kumbang Scientific Name: Mangifera quadrifida Colors Reddish-purple Flesh colors Pale yellow to white …
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Water smartweed

Water smartweed Quick Facts Name: Water smartweed Scientific Name: Persicaria amphibia Colors Dark-brown Shapes 2-3 mm, 1.6-2.6 mm wide, lens-shaped …