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There is nothing natural about supplements and herbal drugs

A crude drug is a vegetable or animal drugs which consist of natural substance that has undergone no other process except collection and drying. On the other hand, supplements are products intended to supplement the diet and may contain one or more of the following: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acid

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Nature…Think Again!!!

Nature…Think Again!!!

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That natural herbal mixture might not

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I Like It Natural…Acanthus montanus

I Like It Natural…Acanthus montanus

AcanMont3A leaf decoction of this plant is

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WHY EAT RAW TOMATOES

WHY EAT RAW TOMATOES

tomatoe     Ever seen someone eating a raw tomatoes like an apple and you are like “wetin you dey chop, raw tomatoe??”. Well, I did some research into this (Pharmacognostic instinct at work…winks!!!) and wow!!!, see what I discovered.

Tomato is usually large rounded typically red or yellow pulpy berry of an herb (genus Lycopersicon) of the nightshade family native to South America.

Ten Reasons Why Smart People Consume Raw Tomatoes

  1. Anti-oxidant: Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamins A and C, mostly      because of beta-carotene, and these vitamins act as an anti-oxidant,      working to neutralize dangerous free radicals in the blood stream. These dangerous      free radicals can cause cell damage. And keep in mind, the more red the      tomato, the more beta-carotene it contains. Also, remember that cooking     destroys much of vitamin C, so stick with raw tomatoes for these benefits.
  2. Diabetes: Tomatoes also have plenty of the mineral chromium,  which helps diabetics to keep their blood sugar level under control.
  3. Smoking: No, tomatoes can’t help you stop smoking, but what they  can do is to help reduce the damage smoking does to your body. Tomatoes      contain chlorogenic acid and coumaric acid, which help to fight against some of the carcinogens brought about by cigarette smoke.
  4. Vision: Because of all that vitamin A, tomatoes are also an      excellent food to help improve your vision. This also means tomatoes can      help your eyes be better about night blindness.
  5. Heart troubles: Due to potassium and vitamin B, tomatoes help to lower      blood pressure and to lower high cholesterol levels. This, in turn, could      help prevent strokes, heart attack and other potentially life-threatening      heart problems.
  6. Skin care: Because of high amounts of lycopene, a substance found      in many of the more expensive over-the-counter facial cleansers, tomatoes      are great for skin care. The best way to use tomatoes for skin care is to      peel a bunch of them, eight to twelve, then lay back and place the tomato      skins on your face (or other skin areas). Make sure the inside of the      tomato skins are against your skin, and let this sit for at least 10      minutes. Then wash off. You’re face will be cleaner and more shiny, though      it also might be a little red from the tomatoes. Don’t worry, that  red on your face will wear away.
  7. Hair: Remember all that vitamin A in tomatoes? Well, it’s  good for keeping your hair strong and shiny, and its also good for your eyes, teeth, skin and bones.
  8. Cancer: Various studies have shown that because of all that  lycopene in tomatoes, the red fruit helps to lessen the chances of      prostate cancer in men, and also reduces the chance of stomach cancer and      colorectal cancer. Lycopene is considered somewhat of a natural miracle      anti-oxidant that may help to stop the growth of cancer cells. And,      interestingly enough, cooked tomatoes produce more lycopene than do raw  tomatoes, so enjoy that tomato soup!
  9. Bones: Tomatoes have a fair amount of vitamin K and calcium,      both of which help to strengthen and possibly repair in minor ways bones and bone tissue.
  10. Kidney stones and gallstones: Eating tomatoes without the seeds has been shown in      some studies to lessen the risk of gallstones and kidney stones.

The nutritional constituents of tomatoes is outlined below read more

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