Corn (Zea mays) can flourish in temperate climates tropical to subtropical. Corn including types of grasses. Cornflower can be divided into two, namely the male flowers and female flowers.
Male flowers are panicles and are at the end of the tree trunk. Female flowers are shaped cobs and found in between the leaves armpit. Female flowers will grow and enlarge, then shaped fruit called corn.
Fruit wrapped in corn husk and in the end there is some kind of hair or dark red-brown thread. The fruit has a lot of seed. The process of fertilization occurs when pollen of male flowers fall because of wind and caught by red threads at the female flowers shoots cob, resulting in pollination or fertilization. Continue reading →
Eyes are one of the most important senses for humans. We can not imagine if the eyes are not functioning. The world will seem dark. The natural beauty can no longer be enjoyed perfectly. In the modern times, our daily activities are very close to something that make our eyes tired as watching television, working at the computer, playing video games, and others. If we can not keep our eyes well then the eye will be hurt. There are several kinds of eye pain, like myopia, also known as nearsightedness and shortsightedness. Hyperopia or hypermetropia also known as farsightedness or longsightedness. And even can also cataracts and astigmatism. Continue reading →
Ngokilo (Stachytarpheta mutabilis) is a plant species that is trunked wet and passing resemble grass trunked upright. In Java, this plant is widely available in the countryside that grows as a shrub. Trunk diameter of between 0.2 to 0.7 cm. The outer skin purple with green spots, and if it gets old turns brown. Ngokilo leaves are oval, the jagged edges with distance so rare, almost invisible downy. Leaf blade length (without stems) ranged between 5-8 cm (normal size) and width of leaves approximately 2-5 cm. This plant is easy to breed in the fertile soil, somewhat sheltered and in the open.
The composition of chemical constituents
Chemical content contained in ngokilo until now not known, because there is no scientific research. Based on the experience of this plant was efficacious for diseases remedy. Continue reading →
Celery (Apium graveolens) has a root fibers, short trunk, and the leaves are dark green. The leaves shape resembles finger, grow irregular and grooved, and have a long petiole. The kind of celery that commonly used for making juice is celery with large trunk.
The content of nutrients and phytonutrients
– Provitamin A (carotenoids), vitamin B, and vitamin C
– Mineral calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine, potassium, and magnesium
– Asparagine, apigenin, kholin, and saponins
– Volatile oils
– Sedative compounds (phathalide)
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Kencur (Kaempferia galanga) is classified as a medicinal plant species that have the most tender pieces of meat and not fibrous. Kencur is a small herb that grows on lush lowland areas or mountainous land is loose and not too much water. Kencur rhizome has a specific scent. Kencur fruit flesh is white with brown outer skin. The amount of the kencur leaf blade no more than 2-3 pieces with facing each other. The flowers are arranged half sitting with floral crown of between 4 to 12 pieces, lips flowers are violet with white color is more dominant. Kencur grow and develop in a particular season is the rainy season. Kencur can be grown in pots or in the garden with enough sunlight, not too wet and in the open place. Continue reading →