Most often we are looking for information about the benefits of any unknown exotic fruits and vegetables. And we forget those who are always there.
Potatoes or simply potatoes, not only our “second bread”, it can replace some cosmetics, and first aid kit. Potato benefits and harms.
The Motherland of potato is South America, European countries, the potato became known in 1573, and then spread throughout the earth. In Russia, the potato came through Peter I in the XVIII century, and now many of the potato is considered a traditional Russian dish.
Potatoes – use. Potato is considered as a useful vegetable because it contains: water (75%), starch (17.5 percent), carbohydrates, fibre (1%), a small amount of protein and fat. As well as vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, K; minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron; organic acids: malic, citric, oxalic.
Along with the usefulness of a potato — simply delicious vegetable, which is cooked many dishes. Also in folk medicine, there are recipes with potatoes, which help from ailments and diseases. Continue reading
Nutmeg grows on the Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, South America and Indonesia. This spice helps digestion and food assimilation. Adding in different dishes for celebrations, banquets and feasts – a guarantee that the guests will not have heaviness in the stomach.
Thanks to nutmeg nut in the human body easy to digest and fatty pork, and lamb. and high-calorie cream cakes and cakes.
Nutritional value of nutmeg
First let’s talk a little about the nutritional value of this amazing spice. Due to the content of a large number of useful substances, including many antioxidants, nutmeg has so many useful properties.
It contains volatile oil trimyristin and several other important essential oils, which give a sweet and spicy aroma of the nutmeg nut. This is myristicin, eugenol, elemicin, safrole, terpineol, pinene, camphene, linalool, cineole, dipenta and Sabine. Continue reading
This discovery would not have become a revelation for the doctors of Ancient China. Artemisinin used to treat malaria back in the early 70’s but the plant on the basis of which manufactured the drug, was used in febrile States already in III–IV centuries.
The residences identified properties of artemisinin, studying traditional Chinese treatises on the use of medicinal herbs. The way this discovery was complicated by a vast array of information, the need to conduct hundreds of experiments and political situation in China of the 70s. fortunately, persistence paid off, and now artemisinin is a key anti-malaria drug.
Artemisinin is not only derived from plants, the compound that is used in modern medicine. For example, another medicine for malaria – quinine comes from the bark of a tropical South American Cinchona tree Cinchona officinalis L. analgesic morphine from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum L, and the poison strychnine – from the tree Strychnos nux-vomica L. These plants were used for thousands of years before chemists were able to extract their active ingredients. Continue reading