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Thursday, March 28, 2013

2 Benefits of Aloe Vera Plant

Many people around us are not aware of how big the benefits of aloe vera plant. They still take an advantages of this magical plant only as ornamental plants in their home. Some others use it only for their hair health. Unfortunately, only a few of them realize that aloe vera also has many beneficial for human health.

If we often see advertisement on the television, we will get an information that Aloe vera are very beneficial for healthy hair and beauty skin. Besides often used for body treatments, plant which has a name Aloe barbadensis Milleer also good for healing bruises. Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

aloe vera plant
Aloe Vera

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera comes from the Canary Islands (located in the West Africa). Its efficacy as a cure has not been widely known by the public. However, not all types of Aloe Vera plant is safe to consumed by humans. Only a few of them are allowed to be consumed. Recently, Aloe Vera can be utilized and consumed in the form of fruit juice. But related to how to consume it proper and safely, it need to be more deeply analyzed and need another more information. The important things is when you are trying to consume this kind of fruit, you should remove all the mucus from it. After that, you should wash it until clean (mucus free) and leave it only the meat left. Then, we can make juice from this Aloe Vera.

Make Juice from Aloe Vera

 Aloe Vera is one of the world's best-selling 10 plants are very potential to be developed as a medicinal plant and raw material industries in many developed countries. Aloe Vera can also be processed into herbal products for health. We as lay people should also have to learn, that many herbal plants around our house that is so beneficial to our health. And if we want to, we can also cultivate these plants to produce high economic value.

Regarding the benefits to the hair, no doubt the healthy shiny thick hair is a dream of all woman. By smearing hair with Aloe Vera sap is a hereditary secret used by women in Indonesia. The trick is by taking 2 midrib Aloe Vera, wash and peel it. Rub the fruit of the scalp that has been washed in the afternoon. Wrap the head with fabric.

Aloe Vera plant also can be processed into culinary products. There are so many its derivative product. Aloe Vera at least can be processed into drink fresh, lunkhead, tea, jelly, crackers, and flour.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

0 Natural Herb : Benefits of Onion Leaves (Leeks)

If we love in cooking, usually we will more familiar with onion leaves (leeks) compare to people who doesn't. In Indonesian society, leeks are usually added to a foods (as a ingredient) such as meatballs, Martabak eggs, vegetable soup, and any others soup. Leeks has a very specific scent, it makes every dish which is combined with leeks will have a fragrant aroma. And certainly, it would be more delicious with it.

Benefits Onion Leaves for Health

Besides being known as one of ingredients in the dishes, leeks also has many other benefits, especially for human health. Let's take a look more deeper the benefits from this special leaves.

benefits of onions leaves, natural herb
Onion Leaves

Contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C

Besides contain calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrate, it turn out that green onions also contain vitamin A and vitamin C. It was quoted on the Food and Nutrition Handbook 1 Recearch Center Manila (1964)

A leek contains approximately 24 µg of vitamin A (in the form of provitamin A). This pro vitamin A is a carotenoid compound that the body will convert it into retinol. It would meet the daily intake needed by humans body.

According to research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, leeks also contain lutein and zeaxanathin which are sufficient for daily nutritional needs. One small bowl of leeks can meet 95% of the daily needs of vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanathin for women.

Decreasing Blood Sugar Level

Onion leaves can lower blood sugar levels. This magic leaves can also help the body's digestion. For those of you who are experiencing flu-like symptoms, leeks can help to heal. Leeks can also improving blood circulation.


Onion leaves has active ingredients that have the power to kill the bacteria (as antibiotics). By eating leeks, it be able to facilitate the growth of body's cells. Leeks can also remove mucus in the throat, eases digestion, cure rheumatism, anemia, difficulty urinating, and swollen. Leek roots can also be used to treat intestinal worms (roundworms) and nausea.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

0 The Benefits of Lychee Fruit

I am among those who love to eat many kind of fruit. But especially for lychee fruit, it is not too common to be consumed, especially in my country (Indonesia). Yet, if we looking for references related to this fruit, there are so many benefits that we can obtain. The people generally consume this kind of fruit which is already in processed form. Suppose that in the form of bread with topping.

Lychee also contains many minerals that are needed for body growth and bone formation. The minerals owned in Lychee are calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Lychee Fruit

Lychee fruit (Litchi chinensis Sonn) is derived from Kwantung and Fukien province in South China. In 1873 the plant was spread to Hawaii, then to Florida in the USA in 1883.

Kwantung and Fukien province in China known as the largest producer of lychee fruit in the world, followed by India and other countries. Lychee fruit has a unique taste and high economic value. In tropical countries like Indonesia, this kind of plant has started to be cultivated in Bali (Gianyar, Tabanan, Badung) and Cianjur.

Lychee grows well in cool areas. These plants need a plenty of water but please do not give too much water. It also has a characteristic red-purple color after cooking, and green color while still raw. If you notice, the outside view is a little like strawberries. The content of sucrose and glucose on lychee fruit is also quite high. Therefore, if you eat Lychee at night, it can increase energy reserves for the next day.

Not only that, lychees also good for beauty treatments need. By consuming a lychees, it can refine skin, enhance blood circulation and restore stamina. Lychee is also known to prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body. From this research, lychees contains flavonoids which proved highly effective against breast cancer (as quoted on Indiatimes). Lychee is also a source of vitamin c, where it can fight heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C is also good for bone and tissue growth.

How to cultivate a Lychee
Lychee Cultivation

Lychee is a fruit with a very low fat content.
Thus, the consumption of lychees is very good for someone who is on a diet. In addition, lychees also good for people who are in a weakened condition and good for the elderly. When choosing a lychee, please select those with a firm shell that has no cracks. It is best if the fruits are still attached to its stem. The fruit's colour should be pink or red but do not choose brown one. Brown lychee usually are overripe and not tasty.

Monday, March 4, 2013

0 Benefits of Papaya for Health

Papaya is one of the fruits which has a lot of benefits. In addition to the fruit itself contains a lot of vitamin C, the leaves can also be used for vegetables. My mother loved to make a vegetable using papaya leaves. Maybe at the start, it feels like a bit bitter, but if we can remove that bitter taste with certain tricks, the vegetable from papaya leaf will have good taste.

In addition to the delicious taste, papaya is also very rich in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrients in the fruit called in Latin as Carica Papaya, among other antioxidants such as beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin B complex, flavonoids, folate, and pantothenic acid. Papaya also contains many minerals, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. These nutrients make papaya is very beneficial to health.

benefits of papaya for health
Benefits of Papaya for Health

While nutrients in papaya are also proven to improve heart health (cardiovascular) to prevent cancer. The fruit is also low in sugar, so it's good to be consumed by diabetics.

Here are some of the benefits of papaya fruit for human health that I summarized from various sources :
  • Papaya can influence human growth hormone, which can help increase muscle strength and reduce the accumulation of fat in the body.

  • Being able to boost the immune system

  • Papaya can help speed up the process of protein digestion

  • Can reduce the risk of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers active

  • Papaya can help arrangement of amino acids and helps in detoxification of toxins from the body. Thus, the immune system is increased

  • Papaya helps improve sperm quality
  • Papaya proved significantly in helping the process of male fertility. By taking vitamin C which is contained in papaya as much as 500 milligrams per day, it can increase sperm count, stimulating a more fertile, and-most importantly can accelerate the movement of sperm, which in turn accelerates the occurrence of pregnancy.

  • Papaya is a source of antioxidants, which can be relied on to get rid of free-radicals trigger cancer, as papaya contains vitamin C and carotene in amounts quite a lot

  • Papaya has antiseptic properties and can help prevent the development of bacteria that can harm the intestines
  • In addition, papaya helps normalize intestinal pH.

  • Ripe papaya can be used to cure dysentery and rheumatism

  • Substance contained by papaya papain can break down foods that contain protein, composed of amino acids forming the character autointoxicanting, so automatically eliminate the formation of a variety of unwanted body substance, which occurs due to improper digestion
  • Thus, we will be free from epilepsy, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and constipation.

Papaya Garden

Talking about the papaya fruit, I remember the experience when I was a kid. I along with my friends loved to take a ripe papaya fruit from our neighbor. Please do not imitate this bad action, because this is just juvenile delinquents. By creating a kind of trap, we use papaya as a bait to catch a bird.

That is our article about papaya. Hopefully this article useful for you all. Have a nice day.


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