Advertisement Artichokes are an ancient food source. Originally found around the Mediterranean Sea, they were used by the ancient Romans, as a medicinal plant, to treat poor digestion. Later, Romans realized that artichokes can be made into delicious appetizers and began serving them at their banquets. Thus artichokes earned themselves a prominent spot amidst traditional […]
What Is Meditation? Historically, meditation has always existed within a religious context. An integral part of all religions, since ancient times, meditation is nothing more than a mental exercise during which time an individual contemplates varies spiritual matters in hopes of reaching a heightened sense of awareness. Within Christianity, time spent in private devotion and […]
Green Cleaning We cannot provide our children with a green home environment without first learning the basic aspects of green cleaning. Why Clean Green? Clean cleaning is chemical-free cleaning. Green cleaning simply refers to the use of natural, everyday products, such as lemon juice and vinegar, as disinfectants. The pharmaceutical companies that manufacture cleaning products […]
Amongst herbalists, aromatherapists and practitioners of traditional forms of alternative medicine Saffron has a long history. In ancient times Saffron was used to treat a wide array of ailments ranging from skin disorders, stomach upsets and smallpox to the bubonic plague. Even though Saffron was, and still is, widely used throughout the Middle East and […]
Black rice, also known as “emperor’s rice” or “forbidden rice” is one of the earliest, life sustaining, crops known to mankind. Some of the earliest records of rice cultivation date back to around 150 B.C. To this day, rice cultivation is so important that in many parts of the world the phrases “to live” and […]
A Short History of Tea Throughout history, and within the cultures of the world’s most ancient civilizations, tea has enjoyed tremendous popularity due to its simplicity, variety, and flavor. The slightly bitter, light, and aromatic characteristics of tea leaves have helped make tea one of the most beloved beverages in the world. In fact, historians […]
Learn of the various ways coconut oil can help improve the health and overall well-being of your baby. Coconut oil helps with skin moisturization, digestion, immunity, and sleep.
To most of us, who are unable to afford a maid, cleaning the house is just an unpleasant chore that must be carried out once or twice a week for sanitary reasons. However, recent evidence suggests that the physical benefits of the act of cleaning far outweigh the hygienic benefits. According to a recent study, […]