Benefits of Using Devil’s Claw for Dogs against Inflammation, Pain & Others

Devil’s claw (Botanical name :Harpagophytum) is a plant with tuberous root system commonly found in Africa. It derived this name from the appearance of its hooked fruit and it’s also called wood spider, grapple plant but mostly referred to as devil’s claw.   Devil’s Claw against Dog’s inflammation and Pain Devil’s claw has been known … Read more Benefits of Using Devil’s Claw for Dogs against Inflammation, Pain & Others

KENAF (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Family: Malvaceae

Kenaf is an important bast fibre crop. It is however grown largely in small backyard gardens in most parts of Nigeria especially in the north. India is the major producer. Origin It originated from the tropical and subtropical Africa where it is commonly wild plant. It has now been taken to most tropical and subtropical … Read more KENAF (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Family: Malvaceae

OKRA (Abelmoshus esculentus (L.) Moench).

Okra is a common vegetable crop grown in many part of the tropics for its mucilaginous fruits. It is a dicotyledonous annual herbaceous plant that’s  widely grown in all ecological zones of Nigeria but is not of much economic importance compared with tomatoes. Origin The okra plant originated in central Africa but is now cultivated … Read more OKRA (Abelmoshus esculentus (L.) Moench).

Bitter Leaf Plant (Vernonia spp) Cultivation and Uses

Bitter leaf plants are shrubs and their leaves are used as a vegetable. Vernonia amygdalina, Vernonia colorata and Vernonia calvoana are the three species usually grown.   Ecology of the plant Vernonia grows in all types of soils. It is fairly drought resistant except the species V. calvoana, which is more sensitive. Vernonia plants thrive … Read more Bitter Leaf Plant (Vernonia spp) Cultivation and Uses

YAMS (Dioscorea spp.) Family: Dioscoreaceae

Yams are grown throughout the wetter parts of the tropics. They are climbing monocotyledonous plants with opposite or alternate leaves and they produce large storage tubers. Yams are obtained from several species of the genus Dioscorea, a very large genus with about 600 tropical or subtropical species of which only a few are grown for … Read more YAMS (Dioscorea spp.) Family: Dioscoreaceae