How to Hone Your Creative Thinking

Whoever said artists are the only creative people around? Remember that teacher from school who had unique ways of making you remember your lessons? Or the friend who fashions delectable dishes out of leftovers? They are creative too. You could be too. It’s all about keeping an open mind, an observing eye, and an eagernessContinue reading “How to Hone Your Creative Thinking”


Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a rich reserve of health-bestowing volatile oils, which contain, among other things, menthol and menthone. Peppermint helps relax the stomach and intestinal muscles preventing gas and bloating. It also helps the liver release more bile acids to break down fat better. Peppermint is a rejuvenating herb. It could help keep offContinue reading “Peppermint”

Darjeeling Tea

Tea lovers across the world swear by the flavor of the Darjeeling tea (Camellia sinensis). But flavor’s not the only thing that makes it hot property. Darjeeling tea can make you feel calm and relaxed but also focused and alert at the same time, thanks to its L-theanine content. It increases alpha waves in theContinue reading “Darjeeling Tea”


Cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum) are the old faithful in the world of home remedies for indigestion. They increase the secretion of carbohydrate- and protein-digesting enzymes. Fats are not far behind, either, since the seeds also increase the secretion of fat-digesting bile acids. With a rich iron reserve, coriander can raise the hemoglobin levels in theContinue reading “Cumin”

Black Pepper

The dried ripe berries of Piper nigrum are what you know as black peppercorns. The biggest benefit black pepper gives you is that it makes nutrients from your food more available for utilization. It also improves digestion and increases nutrient absorption, by helping release more digestive enzymes and slowing down the passage of food throughContinue reading “Black Pepper”