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Health benefits of Ginkgo biloba



Ginkgo biloba is already known for being one of the most resistant tree species that ever existed on earth, being the living species left from the Ginkgoales, a group from which only fossils are left.

Ginkgo biloba belongs to a group of trees, the Ginkgoales, with an existence on earth dated more than 200 million years ago. Ginkgo biloba has resisted over the years to pests of insects, viruses, bacteria, fungi and many others without perishing, being able to live as long as 1,000 years, but how? Image: See credits below under reference [17]. 


Family: Ginkgoaceae

Genus: Ginkgo

Common name: Ginkgo biloba, 銀杏, イチョウ, pinyin, yín xìng, Hepburn, ichō or ginnan, Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo biloba in Hindi is known as जिन्कगो Biloba.


Health benefits of Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)


Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is the smallest herb of the Allium genus. This genus includes other well-known herbs as garlic (Allium sativum) and onions (Allium cepa) among many others. The name Chives derives from the Latin name for onion, cepa [10].

As part of the "Fines herbes" the benefits exerted by this herb are incredible, let's see some of them. Image: See credits under ref. [14] below.


Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Allium

Common name: Chives, wild chives. Chives in Hindi is known as Chives in Hindi is known as प्याज़


Jojoba oil


The Sonora desert gets its name from the Sonora state in Mexico. It covers a considerable extension of land, as well as in parts of southeastern California, southern Arizona and a big part of Baja California.

Sonora desert has an extension of more than 100,000 square miles and as in other deserts, the arid climate makes almost impossible to have plants growing there.

Except for some of them, some species that are considered to be suitable for desert climates as Simmondsia Chinensis, the plant from which Jojoba oil is extracted. Image: Simmondsia Chinensis by Bri Weldon under Creative Common license (CC BY 2.0). 


Family: Simmondsiaceae

Genus: Simmondsia

Common name: Jojoba, Goatnut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush [3,13]


Amazonian mushroom eats plastic (Pestalotiopsis microspora)

Amazonian mushroom eats plastic (Pestalotiopsis microspora)


Since the first plastic polymer polyurethane was discovered back in 1937 by I.G. Farben [3], polyurethane, a synthetic polymer derived from the condensation of polyisocyanate and polyol widely used as a base material in various industries [2], became more and more a concern for the amounts of this type of plastic produced by the industry and the pollution generated by its disposal. Image: Morguefile.


Rafflesia arnoldii, the biggest flower on earth


Rafflesia arnoldii, commonly known as the corpse flower, is the biggest flower on earth. It received its nickname "corpse flower" as a result of its characteristic odour.

There are approximately 17 different species of Rafflesia. Most of these Rafflesia species tend to grow in south-east Asia, mostly in Borneo, and most of them bloom in different shades of red, although some flowers appear pink or brown.

This parasitic plant shows no roots or leaves and radiates the smell of a decaying corpse. This attracts pollinators which in return pollinate the flower. The Rafflesia is the largest flower known on earth, measuring up to 90 cm across and having a weight up to 11 kg. Image: Rafflesia 3 by MaewNam under Creative Common license (CC BY-SA 2.0).


Family: Rafflesiaceae

Genus: Rafflesia

Common name: Corpse flower