The mixture when applied to the scalp can also be used as a treatment for dandruff.Seeds of ash gourd are used as a home therapy to increase the sperm count.
The Aztecs treasured the agave as a gift from the gods. Aztecs, Anasazi, Hohokam, and the Tohono O’odham, have used the agave for fibre, food, medicine, adult beverages and building materials for thousands of years.
The earliest known use was in the Techuacn Valley of Mexico 10,000 years ago.
It is a good source of vitamin K which helps promote bone formation.
Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help to limit neuronal damage in the brain; so are useful in the treatment of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
In 2013, saponin in agave schottii was being investigated for cancer treatment.
Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease fighting effects of fibre.
It is also a rich source of vitamin B9 (folic acid) which acts as a co-factor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of DNA.
Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin B9 during pre-conception period, and during early pregnancy, help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn baby.
as it promotes metabolism and prevents sugar (carbohydrates) from being converted into fat.
The shoots, tendrils and leaves of the plant may be eaten as greens. It maintains the p H of the body and counteracts the acidity created in the stomach because of the intake of acidic foods.
This is a thistle vegetable of Mediterranean origin and should not be confused with the Jerusalem artichoke.