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The History of Penicillin

By |2019-02-26T17:50:03+03:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

The history of penicillin follows a number of observations and discoveries of apparent evidence of antibiotic activity in molds before the modern isolation of the chemical penicillin in 1928. There are anecdotes about ancient societies using molds to treat infections, and in the following centuries, [...]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

By |2018-09-02T12:24:57+03:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It's one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes and has incredible medicinal value, too. Here are some of the benefits of using turmeric as a spice 1. Turmeric [...]

The Many Uses Of Eucalyptus Tree

By |2018-08-11T23:23:27+03:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Most people readily recognize the scent of eucalyptus, but many don’t realize that this evergreen tree also has a wide variety of uses. Koala bears typically come to mind when thinking about eucalyptus, although it is used by humans as well. The most common type [...]

Agave – Traditional Uses and Healing Properties

By |2018-08-03T17:52:33+03:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Native to the deserts of Central America, agave is a succulent perennial with large rosettes of thirty to sixty fleshy, sharply-toothed leaves that reach a height of six feet. Agave produces clusters of yellow flowers, growing to three inches across and bloom on a polelike [...]

11 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

By |2018-07-01T19:14:27+03:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Want to ditch that annoying itch? Try these home treatments. Though some mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus or the now-infamous Zikavirus, most mosquito bites will do nothing more than cause an itch, which in itself can be absolutely maddening. Luckily, natural (and not [...]

The Therapeutic Uses of Salt Across Human History

By |2018-06-14T20:41:55+03:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Is human life without salt imaginable? Probably not. Salt symbolizes life itself. Basic physiological functions depend on a balance between salts and liquids in the body. When the balance is upset, the disease may occur. Salt has been an essential, virtually omnipresent, part of medicine [...]