Humans and Animals Are Completely Dependent on Plants

Plants are useful to use in many ways. Plants provide us with the basic requirements for survival. The most important necessities of humans are food, clothing and shelter. They are fulfilled by plants to a large extent. Plants are the main source of food in the form of cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits and oil. Plants provide us with clothing material. Cotton and flax are fiber yielding plants. Cotton is obtained from the hair of seed coat of the cotton. These cotton fibers are used for weaving clothing. Hemp and jute obtained from the stem are not only used for making bags, ropes and carpets but are nowadays used to make dress material as well. Flax fiber also obtained from the …

All About Outdoor LED Lamps

Outdoor LEDs. LED lighting has been embraced in the recent past due to its widely dependable nature as compared to the other types of lighting. LED is an abbreviation for light emitting diode , these diodes, are assembled to form a lamp which is considered to last longer and beam brighter and faster when compared to incandescent bulbs. These lights have been used both for general lighting and for decorations; examples are in the interior lighting of club houses and restaurants, street and parks. The outdoor lighting is a common trend since the camp fires and torches in the stone age. However, it has been used more for enhancement and decoration purposes. The type and the color of lighting used …

Use of BERA in Hearing Loss in Infants and Pediatric Age Group

Approximately 1 out of 1000 children are born with complete sensorineural deafness (Klein). When mild hearing loss is included, the incidence rises to 5 in 1000 (Hebi). Hearing deficiency during the period of optimal language development interferes with development of normal speech in the child. Depending on the degree of deafness, an unaided child is left with mild to complete lack of speech and language skills. This in turn affects the social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development of the child, as well as his or her economic potential. Moreover, delayed identification and management of severe to mild degrees of sensorineural deafness impedes the child from normal interaction and survival skills in a hearing-dependent world. BERA is a procedure use to …

Principles of Ancient Egyptian Food Storage

The process of food preservation is a system used to conserves a quantity of food for some future time and date. There has always been some sort of food preservation employed in just about every culture and nation of the world since early times. In generally, we find various methods used such as canning, cold storage, drying, fermenting, freezing, pickling, salting or smoking according to the location where the culture resides. Some areas blend in with certain types of preservation while others are better suited for alternative methods. The early ideas pertaining to preservation centered on preserving the food in a manner that likely imitated the exact method used by nature and duplicated how it was naturally accomplice. Original practices …

Is Garcinia Cambogia Safe While Breastfeeding? What Nursing Moms Need To Know

This question arises in the minds of all mothers nursing their newborns. Well, it has been scientifically proven that Garcinia extract contains no harmful side effects or life threatening repercussions. However, breastfeeding and pregnant women should refrain from using the same without consulting their medical experts and advisers. What is Garcinia Cambogia? The potential adverse effects of this supplement for lactating mothers can be best understood by taking a closer look at its ingredients, history and mechanism of working. Garcinia Cambogia is typically a type of fruit which resembles a small pumpkin. Grown mostly in Central Africa, India and regions of South East Asia, it has been used as a part of the staple diet for thousands of years. Garcinia …

What Is Paracord?

Paracord is a general purpose cord used by all branches of the military as well as many camping and outdoor enthusiasts. It is commonly referred to as 550 cord because one strand can hold up to five hundred and fifty pounds without breaking. It’s composed of an outer nylon sheath made of thirty-two individual strands that are braided together. Inside the outer sheath are seven additional strands of nylon. Each of these seven strands is composed of two to three strands that are twisted together. Paracord is also known as parachute cord because its original use was to connect a parachute to the rigging worn by paratroopers. Today, paracord is commonly transformed into trendy bracelets that people wear around their …

Jiaogulan – The Poor Man’s Ginseng

Jiaogulan is a herb that is grown in several parts of eastern Asia. The herb grows on a vine which makes it able to grown in many areas, conditions, and seasons. Though it can grow several places, there are particular times, season, and locations in which the herb thrives. The History of Jiaogulan Despite the fact that Jiaogulan grows in many parts of Asia, no early documentation of its history can be found aside from China’s account. The earliest available information was dated way back in the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Back then, this plant was recognized as a add on in times of famine and not as a medicative herb. Jiaogulan’s medicinal function was not recorded …

Slippery Elm – Your Pet’s Best Holistic Friend

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) is an exception to the fears and cautions surrounding the use of herbs in animals. It is very safe and non-toxic. The part of the tree used is the inner bark, which is soft and stringy. Simplest to use is the powdered form, which can be purchased in bulk, or pre-packed in capsules, at most health food stores. It is readily available over the Internet from herb suppliers. Herbalists attribute many wonderful healing properties to Slippery Elm: demulcent (soothing, mucilage-forming), emollient (soothing and protective for skin), nutritive (providing specific food nutrients), tonic (promoting healthy function of one or more body systems), and astringent (constricting, binding or drying effect). It can be used both internally and externally. …

Recycled Aluminum in Outdoor Patio Products

Recycled aluminum is useful in many areas of the manufacturing process. The American Aluminum Association states that aluminum is used in building automobiles, NASA is exploring aluminum for components of its next spacecraft, aluminum roofs are becoming more popular, aluminum siding has been used for years on home and mobile homes, aluminum foil has been used for years in food and packaging for pharmaceuticals, electricians have used aluminum wire in building homes since 1901 and there are probably many more left off this list. The beauty of aluminum is that it is 100% recyclable. Aluminum is used repeatedly and never looses any of its properties in the recycling process. There are many companies that recycle aluminum. Some melt the aluminum …

Paracord Knots

550 paracord is made of nylon kernmantle and is the most commonly known parachute cord. The “550” refers to its breaking strength of 550 pounds. It was first used by the US military for not only parachutes, but also in the field for repairing gear straps, replacing broken boot laces and as rope. Military grade 550 paracord consists of a 32-strand braided sheath, with seven 3-strand inner yarns. Commercial paracord often doesn’t have 7 inner yarns or it has 2-strand 7 inner yarns instead of 3 strands. Because of the cord’s nylon composition it has some elasticity to it, which can be both beneficial or a hindrance, depending on how it is used. In the 1970’s paracord became a popular …