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Old Wives’ Tales
What do we think about when we talk about old wives’ tales? We often use it to refer to the therapeutic methods practiced by the women of yesteryear, but which are rejected by modern medicine as being unscientific. In other words, they say they are…
The Benefits of Aloe Vera: Fact or Fiction?
Aloe vera (L. Webb et Berth, also known as Aloe barbadensis Mill.) is a medicinal plant native to South Africa, but it is cultivated in other temperate and tropical regions around the world. Probably because of the ancient Romans, it can be found growing naturally…
The Magic of Mandrake
Throughout history, mandrake has been the most powerful plant in the mysterious world of witchcraft. Mandrake is a perennial plant that grows wild in areas influenced by the Mediterranean climate. The plant has large leaves and a very short stem, and it bears purple flowers that turn to yellowish fruits.
The Children of Today Are Marvelous!
“The Children of Today Are Marvelous!” is the title of a famous book by the late renowned writer, Aziz Nesin. It was inspired by a frequently used Turkish phrase, and I have never heard a better phrase to describe the evolution of a generation.