The medicinal wonders of African Star Apple (Agbalumo, Udala,Udara)

African star Apple (Agbalumo) African star apple also known as Agbalumo or Udara in Nigeria, is associated with the dry season and has been enjoyed over the years by Nigerians as a fruit. But more studies are supporting its folklore use for treating diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and drug resistant bacteria. African star apple also known as Agbalumo in Nigeria.Botanically called Chrysophyllum albidum, white star apple belongs to the Sapotaceae family. Nigerians, particular Lagosians are familiar with the indigenous fruit known as ‘agbalumo’ in Yoruba and ‘Udara’ in Igbo. It…

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HOW TO AVOID MANY REGRETS IN LIFE [part II]

I wish I had trusted my gut rather than listening to everyone else. Making your own decisions and feeling confident in the decisions you make gives us fulfilment and joy from life. Going against your gut only breeds resentment and bitterness. I wish I’d taken better care of myself. Premature health problems or ageing always makes you wonder if you’d eaten healthier, exercised more and been less stressed, would you be where you are today? I wish I’d taken more risks. Everyone has their own idea of what’s risky, but…

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

The immune system defends the body from invading organisms that may cause disease. One part of the immune system uses barriers to protect the body from foreign substances. These barriers include the skin and the mucous membranes, which line all body cavities; and protective chemicals, such as enzymes in saliva and tears that destroy bacteria. Another part of the immune system uses lymphocytes, specialized white blood cells that respond to specific types of foreign invaders. B lymphocytes produce proteins called antibodies, which circulate in the blood and attack specific disease-causing…

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