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What is Moringa?

Our friends at Alternative Food Network contacted us and have done a blog on Moringa. Do check them out:- https://www.alternativefoodnetwork.com/blog-posts/what-is-moringa/ Moringa is gaining in popularity as a new “superfood” with nutritional and medicinal advantages. The Moringa oleifera plant, also called the “Miracle Tree”, grows in parts of India, Pakistan, the Caribbean, the Philippines and parts of Africa. It is considered to be one of nature’s healthiest and most nutritious foods. It has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders. In Ayurveda, India’s holistic health system, it has been used as a curative for 300 diseases. In addition to anecdotal evidence regarding Moringa’s efficacy, there are scientific...

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All About Turmeric and its' benefits - Part Two

In my first blog I mentioned some of the medicinal benefits of taking Turmeric.  Here are some more benefits.  Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. In other words, it can help lower cholesterol. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up the plaques that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. In addition, turmeric is a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to keep homocysteine levels from getting too high. Homocysteine, an intermediate product of an important cellular process that is directly damaging to blood vessel walls. High levels of...

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All about Turmeric and its’s benefits – Part One

As a kick-off to our first blog on esmeandsita.com, this is a two part blog about the benefits and uses of Turmeric.  We all know that this beautiful golden, mustard coloured spice is used for colouring and flavouring foods like yellow mustard and Indian curries. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor with a mild fragrance. It’s now become a Super food and is being studied for its range of medicinal properties. You’ll be surprised to see what a huge powerhouse of a spice it is.  Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. It’s long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese...

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