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Aniseed

May 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is full of sweet-shop memories but this powerful aromatic herb has been in  use for millenia, not just in foods for flavour but as a […]

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The Nile Tilapia

May 5, 2017 smitsa 0

The Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) is a cichlid fish found in most of Africa and not just the Nile. It has found its way […]

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The Properties Of Elderflower

May 4, 2017 smitsa 0

The Elderflower (species: Sambucus nigra  Family: Caprifoliaceae), or Sambucus, is a shrub growing all over the world. It is mostly found throughout the Northern hemisphere and has been much revered […]

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The Benefits Of Aloe vera

May 2, 2017 smitsa 0

Aloe vera has been used for millenia for healing – its certainly not just a an attractive potted plant! Before we recognised its healing properties, […]

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Manufacture Of Softgels

May 2, 2017 smitsa 0

In the late 1800s it was discovered that medicines, especially bitter ones might be better swallowed in small sacs of hardened gelatin. Each gelatin shell […]