Each year, Jamaica produces and exports more than 2 million pounds of an herb used to relieve motion sickness, sore throats, morning sickness and migraines. What is the herb?
Native Americans used many herbal remedies long before Columbus arrived. Can you match each of the following ailments to the appropriate herbal treatments?
2. St. John’s Wort
C. Depression or Insomnia
3. Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
Stevia, a substance harvested in Paraguay, is used as a noncaloric sweetener in Japan. True or False: Stevia is less sweet than cane sugar.
Tea tree oil is an antiseptic used to treat acne and fungal nail infections. Tea trees are native to which country?
C. South Africa
True or False: The French product known as vinaigre des quatre voleurs (four thieves vinegar) dates back to 1721, when four condemned criminals drank it to remain healthy while burying plague victims.
Brazilian lapacho is used to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from fungal infections to cancer. True or False: LaPacho is difficult to produce because it comes from a very small Amazonian flower.
Each of the following drinks contain caffeine. Which of these is considered “the national drink of Argentina”?
True or False: During the Second World War, British Royal Air Force pilots reported improved night vision after eating Bilberries (European Blueberries).
Gugulipid, used today for treatment of obesity and to lower cholesterol levels, is derived from which of these items, all of which were known 2,000 years ago in the Middle East?
The enzyme Bromelain is used to treat arthritis, inflammation and sports injuries. Commercially produced in Hawaii, Taiwan and Japan, Bromelain is extracted from which fruit?
A,3; B,1; C,2
False. Stevia is some 200 times sweeter than sugar.
A. It is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
True. The active ingredient in this vinegar is macerated garlic.
False. LaPacho comes from the bark of the Tabebuia tree, which can grow 125 feet tall!
B. The average Argentine consumes more than 10 pounds of mate per year!
True. Bilberries are now used in Europe for several eyesight ailments.
C. Gugulipid is a resin derived from the mukul myrrh tree, which grows in Arabia and India.