November 1, 2010
Although glycerin has about the same food energy as table sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it cause cavities.
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October 1, 2010
The ancient Egyptians used natural baking soda and incense as spiritual cleansers in purification ceremonies.
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September 1, 2010
Found in everything from lip care products to vegetarian meals, this prolific legume is used in a myriad of ways.
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August 1, 2010
Women used to eat green papaya as a contraceptive.
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July 1, 2010
Because it aids in pigment spread, the oil combats the “caking effect” in lipsticks.
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June 1, 2010
Silk proteins provide and retain moisture, protect skin from dehydration, and give it a smooth, silky feel.
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June 1, 2010
Many licorice candies and sweets are actually flavored with the similar-tasting herb anise.
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April 1, 2010
Fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco benefiting women have made the oil skyrocket in popularity — it’s not just good for users, it’s now also beneficial for local harvesters.
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March 1, 2010
Chamomile has been used for centuries in Europe as a popular herbal treatment for numerous ailments, and chamomile tea is said to have mildly sedating effects.
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February 1, 2010
The term diamond comes from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable.’
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December 1, 2009
The term ginseng comes from the Chinese word meaning “man root,” because the root’s forked shape makes it appear humanlike.
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December 1, 2009
The jack-o-lantern tradition originated in Ireland, where they carved turnips and put burning coals inside.
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October 1, 2009
Oats are used in food (oatmeal or flour), drinks (British beer, a Latin American sweet drink), to feed horses and cattle, and to soothe skin conditions.
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September 1, 2009
More than 120,000 tons of caffeine are consumed worldwide each year. It can be found in eye creams and anti-cellulite creams, sunscreens, and beauty products such as body washes, soaps, lip balms, and scrubs.
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August 1, 2009
When beeswax is combined with mineral or olive oil and made into a paste, the mixture is soothing and protective to the skin. It provides a water-resistant coating around the skin, but can be easily removed with soap. It can also be used to wax, polish, and lubricate things such as surfboards and furniture, and for coating screws and nails.
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