Pumpkin

Overview: For most Americans, the pumpkin has been associated with Halloween and fall desserts. Not only are pumpkins delicious, but they are also packed full with healthy vitamins and other beneficial nutrients. These nutrients and vitamins are found in the seeds as well as the pumpkin itself. Benefits: Pumpkins are plentiful in Vitamin A. This Vitamin is essential for vision, especially vision in dim light. They are also rich in carotenoids, which makes the pumpkin orange. This includes b...
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Pear

Overview: A distant member of the apple family, the pear has been found to be a great source for many vitamins as well as dietary fiber. Most of the vitamins are contained in the skin of the fruit, so it is important to not peel the fruit. Pears are a delicious healthy way to keep the body regulated. Benefits: Pears are high in fiber. In a medium-sized pear, there are about six grams of fiber (20%-24% of daily requirement). A diet high in fiber can prevent colon cancer as well as keep chole...
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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea Overview: Hibiscus is a flower that grows primarily in tropical regions. There are many uses for this plant. It can be used for flavoring in soups, sauces, and jams or leaved in salads. It can also be used for medical purposes. According to WebMD, “Hibiscus is used for treating loss of appetite, colds, heart and nerve diseases, upper respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), fluid retention, stomach irritation, and disorders of circulation”. Although, it is mainly used...
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Cornsilk

Overview: Cornsilk has been used for hundreds of years by the Native Americans as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Cornsilk contains high amounts of vitamin k and in combination with different herbs can be an effective treatment mechanism. Benefits: The most common medicinal use of cornsilk is for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Cornsilk is a very promising alternative to the antibiotic treatment of cornsilk because excessive use of antibiotics causes resistance a...
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Celery

Overview: Celery is a biennial plant that is part of the Apiaceae species. Celery is known for its tall leafy stalk and crunchy texture. The fruit and seeds of celery is dried and pressed into oil which is then used to treat common medicinal illnesses (WebMd). Benefits: One of the many benefits of celery is that is can help to lower blood pressure. Celery contains the natural compound phthalides. Phthalides have been found to relax the muscle around the arteries which dilates the blood ve...
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