The fruit of the Brazil nut is most common in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru and other South American countries. Oddly enough, but most of Brazil nut fruits are harvested from wild trees.
One of the largest manufacturers of Brazil nut is considered to be Bolivia, and from there to the world market, which contributes approximately 50% of all stocks of this product.
Despite the name, the Brazil nut, in fact, a nut is not (in the Botanical sense of the word). Its fruits are round or oval with a diameter of 10-15 centimeters, and weigh about 1-2 pounds. Inside this fruit to be 8 to 24 grains, which is covered by a hard shell.
Like many other nuts, their Brazilian relatives is very rich in various macro – and microelements, vitamins and many other nutrients. In addition, these nuts have very good antioxidant activity.
Thanks to the regular ingestion of Brazil nut, in humans improves blood clotting, which has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Also Brazil nuts lowers blood pressure and reduces cholesterol. Continue reading
Useful properties of corn ordinary Corn is a well — known cultural annual herbaceous plant of the family Gramineae, height up to 3 m or more, originating from South America. It flowers in July and August, the fruits ripen in September — October. Corn in the wild unknown. Cultivated as a food and fodder plant.
Used for medicinal purposes corn silk is quite developed columns with stigmas collected during the period milky-wax ripeness in the ear (late August — September). Their colour is yellow or reddish, the smell is weak.
In rylah found: vitamin K, which is considered the main active compounds, carotenoids, ascorbic and Pantothenic acid, Inositol, fatty and essential oils, gums, bitter glycosides, sugary and resinous substances, saponins, sitosterol, stigmasterol, alkaloids and unexplored.
Found that liquid extract and infusion of corn silk increases bile secretion, reducing its viscosity, specific gravity and the content of bilirubin, accelerate the blood clotting process, is effective in hypothrombinemia (A. D. Turova, 1967) and increase the number of platelets, increase urine output. Used corn stigmas as a cholagogue in cholecystitis, cholangitis, hepatitis, and also as a hemostatic and a diuretic for kidney stones and dropsy. Continue reading