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Science Plantera(good luck reading it)Aloe Vera:a)Seed plantPlant has to be at least four years before producing reliable seedsThe seeds are tiny, gray to black and are flatb)c)Has flowersUsually bloom in summerThe flowers are yellowd)Main aloe vera benefits: heals skin, hair, constipation and immune systemSkin healing: Sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold soresAloe gel is used for treating bowel disease, itching, fever, osteoarthritis, and inflammationAloe vera is also used as a natural remedy for asthma diabetes, and stomach ulcers     Fern:a)b)c)d)e) Fiddlestick recipe (yes we actually did it):Ingredients: 3 cups fresh fiddlehead ferns (ends trimmed), 3 tablespoons unfiltered extra- virgin olive oil, 1 clove garlic (minced), ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.Directions:Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook fiddlehead ferns in the boiling water until barely tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain.Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the prepared fiddlehead ferns, garlic, and the salt and pepper. Cook (approximatly 15 minutes) aand stir until ferns are tinged lightly brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice. Palm Tree:d)Leaves – Were used in The Maldives as a roofing material for houses, and are used to wrap rice, for cooking, and for storage in The Philippines.They have been used to make toys in India, and they are used to make brooms and burnt to ash to make lime.Toothpicks and satay skewers have also been made out of the ribs on the leaves.Wood-The wood in the palm is used for furniture, and usually would be very stable and strong.The wood can also be made into paper, but the paper would have a yellow tinge.The wood have a string like texture so it is also made into handbags, purses and Coconut:Coconut milk:Coconut milk is very healthy and is a replacement.Coconut Oil-Food:1. Cooking at High Heat (Sauteing and Frying) – Coconut oil is great for cooking at a high heat because of its high smoke point. Many other oils like olive oil can oxidize when heated but because coconut oil is made up of healthy saturated fats it remains stable under high temperatures.2. Natural Energy Booster – The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil, when partnered with chia seeds, will give you an energy boost when you need a mid-afternoon pickup, or after a strenuous workout. Chia seeds are known to boost performance, and endurance while the coconut oil aids in digestion and metabolizing of the chia seeds. Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil with ½ tablespoon of chia seeds, and enjoy from the spoon, or spread on sprouted grain bread.3. Replace Unhealthy Fats When Baking – Yes, you can bake with coconut oil. Use the same amount as butter or vegetable oil that is called for in the recipe. For biscuits, pie crusts, and other preparations where the fat is to be cold, freeze the coconut oil prior to using. Use coconut oil to grease baking sheets and cake pans, and your baked goods will simply slide right out.Coconut Oil Beauty & Skin Uses4. Natural Skin Moisturizer – Using coconut oil for skin health works well as a moisturizer for your face. It absorbs quickly, and is non-greasy. At room temperature, coconut is a solid, but it quickly melts when it comes into contact with hands. Before bed, wash your face, and pat dry. Warm a dollop the size of a pea in your hands and rub in a circular motion into your face. Let sit for 5 minutes, and then wipe off what is still on the surface.5. Wrinkle Reducer – For areas of concern around eyes, dab just a touch around the eyes to help fight pre-maturing aging. Leave the oil on overnight to soak in, and wake up looking refreshed. Combine with frankincense oil for additional anti-aging benefits.6. Lip Balm – Dry chapped lips can happen during any season. Commercial lip balms are packed with unhealthy (and potentially toxic) ingredients, which is particularly concerning since we put them on our lips. The healing properties of coconut oil helps to nourish the lips, provides a touch of sun protection, and most importantly, is safe to consume. Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of beeswax, and 1 tablespoon of shea butter in a nonstick saucepan. Warm slowly until melted. Use a small funnel to refill used lip balm containers. Allow to set up for 6 hours.7. Sunscreen / Sunburn Remedy – Coconut oil is an all natural sunscreen and sunburn remedy, all in one. In fact, it is SPF 4, just enough to protect against sun damage, and the best of the nonvolatile herbal oils. Reapply as necessary, throughout the day. If you get too much sun, gently rub coconut oil into affected areas and it will promote healing, and soothe the pain.8. Natural Hair Conditioner – Using coconut oil for hair conditioning has been used for thousands of years to strengthen and style hair. As a moisturizer, coconut oil can help strengthen hair while helping hair to retain moisture. Depending on the length and texture of your hair, you may need anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil as a conditioner. Warm in the palms of your hands, and starting at the ends, work the oil into the hair.Coconut Oil Household Uses9. Carrier Oil for Homemade Candles – Instead of buying expensive candles that contain artificial scents and chemicals, burn clean oil in your home using coconut oil and essential oils in an oil diffuser. These can be purchased online or at major home stores and give you endless ways to fill your home with healthy, inviting scents.10. Homemade Hand Soap – Use coconut oil to make homemade hand soap, and enjoy the flexibility to add any fragrance you want using essential oil. Try combining coconut oil with the substance Lye, or lard, which you can purchase online. The lye gives the soap natural texture and holds it together.Coconut Oil Medicinal Uses11. Boost Immunity – Coconut oil’s unique nutrition profile that is rich with lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid provides for antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that have an immune boosting effect. By fighting these elements present in the body, the immune system is better equipped to respond properly when attacked.12. Alzheimer’s Treatment and Brain Health Protector – There are several reports that coconut oil may be an effective natural treatment for alzheimer’s disease. A current double blind study recommends taking 1 tbsp 3x daily.13. Sleep Aid – Coconut oil is a perfect carrier oil when making soothing and relaxing home remedies using essential oils, like lavender or roman chamomile oil, that can help reduce anxiety and aid in getting a good night sleep.14. Cancer Protection and Defense – Coconut oil and medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to provide a “potent antitumor effect and maintenance of a normal immune system” supporting the belief that coconut oil can help protect from certain types of cancers.15. Digestive Support – Coconut oil is easy to digest and contains compounds that destroy bad bacteria, promote growth of probiotics and helps heal leaky gut. Coconut oil promotes the growth of healthy probiotics in the digestive tract.  The antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties help to control parasites, and fungi, while aiding in the efficient absorption of essential nutrients.16. Fight Heart Disease– After decades of coconut oil being vilified due to its saturated fat content, new research is now proving that medium-chain fatty acids and coconut oil are

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