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10 Mar
A new study published March 4, 2022, has validated more local plants for the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases. Top on the list is ginger, grape, turmeric, beetroot juice
30 Sep 2021
Scientists have validated more local plant as antidotes to snake venoms.
2 Sep 2021
As part of efforts to develop traditional medicine in Nigeria and to mark African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD) 2021, on August 31, stakeholders have made recommendations.
29 Jul 2021
Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have found that a component derived from turmeric essential oil, aromatic turmerone (ar-turmerone), and its derivatives act
13 Aug 2020
Scientists have continued to advance efforts to identify and validate plants and natural products with antiviral properties, especially against the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
23 Jan 2020
Two recent but separate studies have demonstrated how bitter melon and turmeric could be used to prevent, treat and reduce the progression of cancers.
8 Oct 2019
Some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow colour prized for curries and other traditional dishes, elevating blood lead levels in Bangladeshis.
5 Aug 2019
Every woman desires picture perfect, radiant and glowing skin. no matter your profession. The skin, as we have it, is quite fragile, hence, exposing it to harmful chemicals is always a huge risk to take. Stressful lifestyles, hectic work schedules, inadequate sleep, inappropriate diet, exposure to sun rays, excessive smoking, and drinking alcohol are the…
Turmeric | Photo: BBC Good Food
2 Aug 2019
Turmeric is just on out of many spices that have a wide range of uses. It has served as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Some of its amazing health benefits are discussed below: Good source of Antioxidants The antioxidant in turmeric is so powerful that it can…
13 Jun 2019
The health benefits of turmeric are dependent on the composition of turmeric, which include the photochemical, chemical, vitamin compositions and the essential oils present in turmeric. Diarylheptanoids is a group of phytochemicals found in turmeric. They are a number of curcuminoids and the most active of them all is curcumin. Others in this class are…
30 May 2019
In dealing with herbal products in this part of the world, you will find that people are very used to the culinary aspects.
7 Mar 2019
There are mixed results for local plants used in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug-resistant strains especially in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) patients in Nigeria.


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Flooding caused by torrential rains in Sudan has killed at least 52 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes, state media reported Saturday.
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is almost set for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign for the 2023 general elections.
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Thirty-five persons kidnapped three weeks ago at Keke Millennium City under Cikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have regained their freedom. The victims returned to Keke B community Saturday evening and were received by hundreds of people. A leader of a Joint Taskforce of the community Uwasu Yunusa confirmed their release. Our correspondent gathered that…
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A group under the aegis of Arewa Paradigm Shift (APS) has explained why PDP Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, ignored his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, inviting one of the  APC founding father, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamako, to inaugurate projects in the state. The group's Director of Mobilization, Alhaji Adamu Musa- Illela, explained that "Wike…
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The prime minister serving in Mali's military junta has been hospitalised after suffering an unspecified illness, one of his advisers and a doctor at the clinic treating him told AFP Saturday.