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Licorice : Health Benefits & Precautions

Licorice RootContrary to what people think, licorice isn’t just the delicious black candy that comes in the form of chewy ropes or jelly beans. It’s also an important plant that’s used herbally for a number of illnesses. Furthermore, this plant produces blue flowers perennially and adds color to a garden.

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How to Use Manuka Honey for It’s Benefits

Honey Dripping from DripperOne of the top natural, multi-purpose products of any kind is manuka honey because it’s used for everything from treating eczema and acne, to reducing the effects of acid reflux. Looking back through time, the healing benefits of manuka honey were even used on soldiers who were injured in battle.

As for the origins of manuka honey, it’s made from bees that gather nectar from Manuka trees, and it is most commonly found in New Zealand and Australia. Fortunately, it’s also found in stores around the world because there’s such a demand for the healing benefits of manuka honey. If you’re wondering how you too can use this honey, here is a look at some various applications for it.

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil & Beauty Uses

Coconut OilWhen most people think of coconut oil, they merely consider its ability to flavor food. But the truth is that flavoring food only scratches the surface of what coconut oil can do since it’s a useful beauty product, offers healing powers, helps with weight loss and does much, much more. Seeing as how coconut oil has so many all-purpose benefits, it’s worth looking at this product more in-depth.

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List of Best Cancer Fighting Foods

AvocadoFood is fuel for your body, so if you want premium results, you have to eat premium foods. Food that has a lot of chemical ingredients will only slow your body down and cause you to gain weight, which also puts you at a higher risk for getting heart disease, diabetes, and in some cases, cancer. Fortunately, the following foods can help reduce tumors or keep cancer cells from growing. So learn which foods you should add to your grocery list for a healthier cancer-fighting diet!

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Ghee: Health Benefits

Ghee: Clarified ButterEvery culture has it’s special cuisine, the different herbs being used, different vegetables and different oils.

Yet when you compare ingredients from different cultures, you’ll find that certain foods are used in every cuisine, albeit in a different manner.

Cabbage can be found in Korea in the form of Kimchi, in Europe in the form of sauerkraut and in the middle east in the form of marinated cabbage. All those societies have figured that the cabbage has nutritional benefits and combining it with spices produces a healthy dish.

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What is Ghee? Clarified Butter

Ghee: Clarified ButterGhee is the Sanskrit name for clarified butter which has been in use for many years in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Ghee is made of real butter, usually buffalo or cow’s milk, but it can be made from any other milk producing animal. The milk is churned into butter then cooked at medium to high temperatures.

The butter melts and begins to boil, releasing most of the moisture in the butter. Solid matter sinks to the bottom and the top becomes frothy with the evaporating water. A thick layer of fat forms in the middle – that is the ghee.

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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne PepperCayenne pepper, this hot and spicy ingredient which add zest to many dishes is a member of the Capsicum family, which is commonly known as chili pepper.
The name Cayenne was attached to this pepper because it was grown in a place the bears the same name, in French Guiana, South America.

The history of the cayenne pepper is well documented and reads like the discovery of the new world; Columbus brought it first to Europe from the Caribbean Islands. Magellan is said to have brought them to Africa and Asia, places that have incorporated the pepper in their cuisine, in their rituals and in medicine.

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon SticksWhich one of us did not pass by a bakery and smelled the wonderful aroma of fresh baked goods mixed with the smell of sweet cinnamon? There is nothing more salivating than that.

But we immediately feel the pings of guilt. The calories in the dough, the sugars and the cinnamon. Empty calories that will add only pounds…

Stop right there. It turns out that cinnamon is actually very good for you.

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Health Benefits of Turmeric Spice

TurmericTurmeric, the deep orange/yellow spice used in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, comes from the same family as the ginger.

Native to tropical climates, it needs temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius (68-86 Fahrenheit) to thrive.

What we eat comes from the rhizomes, those tubular shapes in the root. If not eaten fresh, the rhizomes are boiled for hours, dried then ground to a powder. The active ingredient in the turmeric is curcumin and it has an earthy, slightly bitter, slightly spicy taste, with a touch of orange/ginger smell. It was once called Indian Saffron and was used to replace the more rare and much more expensive saffron.

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green TeaWe have been hearing a lot about the health benefits of green tea, and with over a decade of research the jury must be in with the verdict…

Does green tea have health benefits and is it really good for you? Read on to find the answer…

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