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Family: Leguminosae; other members include beans and peas Also known as: Chilean clover, buffalo grass, and lucerne (in Britain) Therapeutic Uses: Heart disease and stroke.  Animal studies show that alfalfa leaves help reduce blood cholesterol levels and plaque deposits on artery walls.  One study in the British medical journal Lancet documented substantial cholesterol reduction in…

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Health Benefit of Almonds Some facts about the health benefit of almonds.  They are a delicious and popular tree nut.  Although they are high in fat, they are highly nutritious and extremely healthy.  Below are some of the health benefits you can receipt from adding almonds into your diet. Almonds Deliver a Massive Amount of…

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Family: Liliaceae; other members include lily, tulip, garlic and onion Genus and species: Aloe vera and an estimated 500 other species Also known as: Cape, Barbados, Curaiao, Socotrine and Zanzibar aloe Parts used: Leaves (gel and juice, or latex) Therapeutic Uses Wounds (including burns, scalds, scrapes and sunburn), infections, psoriasis, general skin care. Aloe contains…

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