A - Z of Home Remedies & Cures

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Bananas: The banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper.
Bananas: A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease. Furthermore, bananas contain a decent amount of magnesium, which is also important for heart health.

Bananas - Natural remedy for Arthritis: Eating three bananas daily for four days is helpful in treating arthritis.

Bananas - Natural remedy for Bedbugs: Take the fairly fresh peel of a banana and apply it to the skin (skin side up). Bananas contain polysaccharides which work to soothe the skin.

Bananas - Natural remedy for Blood Pressure: Eat three to four bananas in any form daily to get relief from blood pressure. Banana contains potassium which is the mineral required to keep blood pressure stable. Eat it to prevent blood pressure going up and to keep blood pressure stable so that it does not go up or down. Bananas also help when blood pressure is high.

Bananas – Natural remedy for Fish Poisoning:  For Diarrhea: Bananas are the best source of potassium. They help in providing the body with the essential minerals lost due to vomiting and diarrhea. Also bananas help in controlling bowel movement to some extent.

Bananas – Natural remedy for Heat Stroke:  Eat as many ripe bananas as you can. Crush unripe banana peel and place behind the ears for 10 minutes.

Bananas - Natural remedy for Hypertension:  Eat three bananas daily on a regular basis.

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Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)