Rainforest Plants – Camu Camu

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Myrciaria Species: dubia Common names: Camu-camu, Rumberry General Description: Camu Camu is a small evergreen shrub native to the Amazonian lowlands and a close relative of the Guavaberry or Rumberry. Camu Camu (Mycaria dubia) is a bush that grows in black water rivers, especially in those abandoned courses called “cochas”, ecosystems of…

Increase Platelet Count: Papaya Extract As an Emerging Trend

Introduction Blood is the most efficient transporter present in the body and is principally responsible for the supply of important nutrients and oxygen to cells and the removal of waste from the cells. The principal components of blood are: white blood cells (WBCs/leukocytes), red blood cells (RBCs/erythrocytes), and platelets (thrombocytes). Under normal physiological conditions, the…

Kayak Titusville Florida’s Fox Lake

Fox Lake is a little known, but beautiful kayaking spot accessible from the boat ramp at Fox Lake Park in Titusville Florida. Except for the park, the shoreline the lake is undeveloped and bordered along the western edge by the Fox Lake Sanctuary, a recent 2,500 acre purchase by the Brevard county Environmentally Endangered lands…