Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Nigella (Black Cumin; Nigella sativa) Hypertension Oxidative Stress Nigella (black cumin; Nigella sativa), also known by its Arabic name habat-ul sauda or habbatussauda, has been used for centuries medicinally and as a food spice throughout the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa. It is an annual flowering plant with pale blue flowers and has fruit … Continue reading Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Food as Medicine: Artichoke and Cardoon (Cynara scolymus and C. cardunculus)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Artichoke and its relative cardoon are large, spiny perennials that can grow to eight feet tall with silvery, lobed leaves up to 2.5 feet in length. Each stalk of an artichoke or cardoon plant typically produces three to five flower buds. Unopened flower buds are around three to five inches … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Artichoke and Cardoon (Cynara scolymus and C. cardunculus)

Emu Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

Emu oil has become popular recently due to health claims surrounding its uses and benefits. Before using emu oil, it is important to understand what it is used for and what possible health benefits it has. It is also important to learn about the possible risks and side effects of using the oil. What is … Continue reading Emu Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects