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Raw Foods, Superfoods, Medicinal Plants: H to L


Hemp, or Cannabis (sativa or indica), is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae  family. Humans have cultivated this herb throughout recorded history as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, and food. Humans have long used parts of the plant as a medicine and spiritual tool. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use…more on Hemp-Cannabis

HORSE CHESTNUT (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

While the seeds eaten raw are poisonous, once processed may be one of nature’s best remedies for helping prevent varicose veins and strengthening capillaries. The seeds are inside a spiny green fruit often used for decoration. The bark of the tree has also been used effectively. The horse chestnut is also known as a “Conker” tree originating in southeastern Europe and Asia. Key Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Vein tonic, reduces fluid retention [MORE].

JICAMA (weight, skin, digestion)

This slightly sweet and crunchy root veggie has high levels of inulin, a belly-flattening fiber that acts as a prebiotic to promote helpful bacteria in the gut. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, which may boost collagen and fight wrinkles.

JUJUBE – immune, inflammation, blood cleansing, upper respiratory

Jujube fruit and leaves are believed to have a wide variety of health benefits from immune support to blood cleansing to anti-inflammatory attributes. The fruit is not yet common in products but we expect it to have its day in the sun as a superfruit soon enough. Learn more about the Jujube plant and fruit.


Kelp is a sea vegetable reputed as an anti-breast-cancer crusader, is loaded with vitamin K, calcium, and other essential nutrients. And its natural alginate fiber may help block fat and assist in maintaining healthy weight levels. Kelp is also believed good for skin tone and regeneration.


Kifer has more protein and less sugar than yogurt, plus its loaded with probiotics, the healthy bacteria known as immune enhancers, digestive aids to increase nutrient absorption, and may protect against colon cancer.


Originating in Asia, lemons now grow in mainly tropical and subtropical climates. Lemons are used for culinary and non-culinary purposes. Lemon juice if 5% to 6% citric acid, giving it a sour taste. Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, acting as a powerful free radical neutralizer and essential for optimal cell health.  Bioflavanoids, pectin, limonene, alpha terpinene, alpha pinene and beta pinene all work to strengthen capillary walls and enhance heart and cell health. Lemon is a useful antiseptic, digestive aid, detox and cleanse agent, antioxidant and much more. It is one of the most useful home remedy elements and useful fruits. Learn more about the health benefits and how to use lemons.

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