Scientific name: Ficus Carica
A fruit that grows on the ficus tree, figs are an excellent source of fiber. They also contain a significant amount of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. Because of these nutritional qualities, figs are often used to promote intestinal health and control blood pressure. They are also highly alkaline and support the body’s pH balance. 
Chicory is a vegetable in the sunflower family with a rich history of being used to make coffee by the French and Creole. Chicory contains Vitamin A, fiber, and Vitamin C. The root is an excellent source of carotenes, which act as antioxidants and support the immune system. Chicory is also used to help combat insomnia. 
Like chicory, dandelion belongs to the sunflower family. This herb boasts an extremely high level of nutrients, including its Vitamin A content, which surpases that of carrots. Dandelion is also a significant source of vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, thiamin, calcium, copper, manganese, and iron. Known for its ability to promote liver health, dandelion may also help control weight and blood sugar. 
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. The fruit also contains a significant amount of flavonoids and limonene, which are known for their antioxidant and anticancer properties.  
Oranges are known for their excellent source of vitamin C. They are also high in flavonoids, which in combination with its nearly 100 percent recommended daily intake of vitamin C, make the fruit effective in supporting the immune system, eye health, and reproductive organs. Hesperidin, one of the orange’s most noteworthy flavonoids, has been shown to lower blood pressure and display anti-inflammatory properties. 
Origin: Morocco & Portugal
Carob is a dark brown pea pod looking fruit that carries pulp and seeds. It has a sweet, chocolate/mocha flavor, which makes it a great healthy alternative for, well, chocolate. It's been used for its health benefits for over 4000 years dating back to ancient Greece. They come from the legume family, Fabaceae. It's a great source of fiber and antioxidants. Contains no caffeine, no gluten, and negligible amounts of fat and sugar.
Ashwagandha is a plant in the nightshade family that has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine. Most commonly used to help the body moderate stress, Ashwagandha is said to help reduce fatigue, strengthen the immune system, and improve concentration, memory, and sleep.
***Not recommended for pregnant women. 
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