PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICs

Aloe Vera : Beneficial to Your Skin and Overall Health
BY BISSAM RASOOL
2021-AG-7007

Aloe vera has been a mainstay in traditional medicine for ages,

beautifying gardens and homes all across the world. This

succulent plant, distinguished by its spiky leaves and gel-filled

interior, has an astounding range of qualities that go well

beyond its aesthetic appeal.

The secret is in the translucent gel that is contained inside aloe

vera leaves. This gel, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, and

potent substances including acemannan and aloin, has been

used to treat a variety of illnesses.

 A Calming Friend for Skin Health: Aloe vera’s famed

powers to cure and soothe skin are among its most well-

known advantages. It is a natural treatment for sunburns,

 

small wounds, and irritations due to its anti-inflammatory

and antibacterial qualities. Aloe vera has been shown in

studies to hasten the healing of wounds and may provide

treatment from psoriasis and eczema.

 Beyond the Skin: Aloe vera has advantages that go

beyond topical usage. Studies indicate that it might have

anti-diabetic and anti-cholesterol effects. Furthermore, some

research suggests that it may help to strengthen the

immune system and support gut health. It is important to

remember, nevertheless, that additional study is required to

firmly validate these advantages.

 

 A Word of Caution:  Although aloe vera is usually safe to

apply topically, it is not advised to consume it as it might be

dangerous. Beneath the leaf’s surface is a yellow latex that

includes substances that may be poisonous and induce

cramps, diarrhoea, and other negative effects.

In summary: aloe vera is a fascinating plant with a rich

history and a variety of potential uses, ranging from treating

sunburns to maybe enhancing general wellbeing. One thing is

certain, though: this “desert lily” will always provide a healthy

way to live, even while research into its full potential continues.

 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative

Health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557234

/

Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-

aloe/art-20362267

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Center: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-

medicine/herbs/aloe-vera

 

Recall that although aloe vera has many potential health

advantages, it should never be used in place of expert medical

guidance. Before taking aloe vera, always get medical advice,

especially if you have any concerns or pre-existing medical

conditions.

DEPARTMENT: PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS

Discovering the Age-Old Power of Fennel Seeds:


BY SHAHZAIB SHOUKAT
2021- ag – 6861

A Natural Treatment for Contemporary Illnesses.

 

Fennel seeds have long been used in herbal medicines and

cookery due to their delicate sweetness and licorice-like scent. Beyond

their gastronomic appeal, however, is a wealth of potential health

benefits that make them an ideal ally in the fight against a variety of

modern ailments.

An Entire Record of Recovery:

Fennel has long been used medicinally, dating back to the times of

ancient Greece and Egypt. Its effectiveness gained it a place in

conventional medicine cabinets all across the world; it was used for respiratory problems, digestive issues, and even as an eye wash. These traditional practices’ possible mechanisms are now starting to be clarified by modern research.
Treating Digestive Problems:

A potent aid to digestion are fennel seeds. By encouraging the

secretion of digestive juices and enzymes, these qualities facilitate

digestion and lessen symptoms like gas, bloating, and constipation. This

renders them an invaluable instrument for the management of

ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Comfortable Respiratory Problems:

When it comes to respiratory issues, fennel seeds’ anti-inflammatory

qualities really shine through. They can ease coughs and congestion

brought on by bronchitis, the common cold, and even asthma by

relaxing the airways. Their expectorant properties also aid in mucus

clearance, which facilitates better breathing.

Beyond Breathing and Digestion:

Fennel seeds can help with more than just these common illnesses.

Research is still being done to see whether they are useful against

particular types of cancer, although studies have suggested they may

have anti-cancer qualities. Fennel seeds are also being studied for their

possible benefits in controlling blood pressure, lowering blood sugar,

and even easing menopausal symptoms.

Fennel Seeds: Adding Them to Your Diet

Fennel seeds provide a risk-free, all-natural approach to perhaps

enhance your well-being, while further research is needed to properly

comprehend their benefits. You can include them in your everyday

routine in the following ways:

 Assist with digestion by chewing on a teaspoon of fennel seeds

following meals.

 To prepare a calming fennel tea, steep one teaspoon of crushed

fennel seeds in one cup of hot water.

 

 For a hint of licorice flavour and possible health advantages,

season soups, stews, or roasted veggies with a pinch of fennel

seeds.

Conclusion:

Fennel seeds provide an intriguing window into the efficacy of herbal

medicines due to their rich and colourful history. Although the entire

scope of their advantages is still being fully understood by science, their

efficacy in treating a variety of illnesses and their simplicity of use make

them an appealing choice for people looking for all-natural remedies

for common health issues. Therefore, think about reaching for these

small but powerful seeds the next time you’re looking for a way to clear

your throat, aid with digestion, or just add a hint of licorice flavour to

your meal. Just keep in mind that you should always talk to your doctor

before starting any new herbal medicine regimen, particularly if you

have any underlying medical concerns.

REFERENCES:

National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35802574/

Mayo Clinic: https://www.loveandlemons.com/what-is-fennel/

Digestive Relief: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7847707/

Respiratory Support: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6072219/

Blood Pressure Regulation: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32510653/

Weight Management: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5770526/

Antioxidant

Properties: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10003022/

Antimicrobial

Effects: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10326323/

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/ (Search for “fennel

seeds”)

American Botanical Council: https://herbalgram.org/ (Search for “fennel”)

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