The benefits of Arada

Its name Arada comes from a vernacular language practiced by a West African ethnic group that has provided many slaves to the West Indies. But it is also known as anamu, chicken grass, mucura, stinky verbena, fake garlic or even pee root!

It is an indigenous plant that grows in the forest and more specifically in shady wetlands. Its flowering takes place from November to February. It grows mainly on the Amerindian continent and in Martinique, this species grows spontaneously near houses, on wasteland, meadows, and undergrowth.

If it is sometimes called false garlic, it is especially because all the parts of the plant, and more particularly the root, exhale a strong, penetrating odor which remembers that of garlic. Some use it elsewhere to ward off insects that attack clothing and woolen fabrics or for bats.

History and traditional uses


This plant is used as an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory drug especially for arthritis and gastric disorders. The Indians still use it for blood and vascular problems. It is one of seven plants used by the Cabloco community of Amazonia for the relief of pain. In Brazilian plant medicine, it is called Tipi and is considered an antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue (which stimulates blood flow) and a sudorific (which causes sweating).

The root is more effective than the leaves. The root is considered anesthetic and analgesic. The leaves are used as a poultice for external use for headaches, rheumatic pains and other types of pain. It is also like a powerful insecticide.


In plant medicine in Guatemala, it is called Apacin and is used as a traditional remedy against sinusitis (by inhalation of the powder made from the root of the plant). The leaf-based decoction is for internal use to treat digestive problems, slow digestion and having gas and fever.

Its name Arada comes from a vernacular language practiced by a West African ethnic group that has provided many slaves to the West Indies. But it is also known as anamu, chicken grass, mucura, stinky verbena, fake garlic or even pee root!

It is an indigenous plant that grows in the forest and more specifically in shady wetlands. Its flowering takes place from November to February. It grows mainly on the Amerindian continent and in Martinique, this species grows spontaneously near houses, on wasteland, meadows, and undergrowth.

If it is sometimes called false garlic, it is especially because all the parts of the plant, and more particularly the root, exhale a strong, penetrating odor which remembers that of garlic. Some use it elsewhere to ward off insects that attack clothing and woolen fabrics or for bats.


The leaf-based decoction is used externally as an analgesic for muscle pain and skin diseases. In Haiti, the extract made from crushed leaves or roots of arada is inhaled to treat migraines and a maceration of these leaves is used as an analgesic by mouthwashes for dental pain. It would also be used against water retention and for its action on emunctories.

It is, moreover, vesicant, antispasmodic and vermifuge. Descourtilz ranks it in the category of foul antispasmodics.

Puerto Rico

Roots have been reported as odontalgic (which heals dental pain). In Puerto Rico, a decoction of the plant is given to new mothers, to prevent accidents from diapers. Infusion of leaves is recommended to speed up and facilitate delivery and asthenia. The leaves are used for the preparation of aromatic baths causing general sweating which results in a decrease in temperature in the infectious febrile fevers. this preparation is also used in enema against intestinal fermentation.

Applied in a wet compress on the forehead, it relieves headaches

The juice of the fresh and crushed leaves is used for the disinfection of wounds. The dose used is 30 gr. per liter of water in decoction, to be taken by glass every hour.

In homeopathy, Petiveria’s indications are paralysis, paraplegia with numbness, feeling cold inside, cold in the bones. (Cabre)

The arada heals innumerable ailments such as digestive disorders, sinusitis, colds, and flu. The effectiveness of the anamu as anesthetic makes it effective against all kinds of pain, arthritis and muscle pain, migraines and toothache. This plant prevents many infections and regulates the nervous system by reducing anxiety.

The benefits of apricot country

You guessed it, it’s not the small orange apricot soft skin that we will talk to you. The apricot country or Zabricot peyi, mamey, Mammea americana has rough skin, can be as big as a melon and weigh up to 2 kg. It has firm flesh, and its taste is between mango and melon. It has several medicinal uses and in the garden, it is an excellent natural insecticide, safe for humans.

Native to the Caribbean and Central America, an apricot country is a fruit found throughout tropical America.

The Caribbean was fond of these fruits they called manchibouï. Father Labat, who discovered in the eighteenth century during his stay in the Caribbean, notes that “the French gave the name of apricot to a fruit that the Spanish call Mamet. This French name suits him only for the color of the flesh because for all the rest he does not look like him at all “. We have been deceived since all this time, realize!

Cultivated as a fruit tree for making jams and juices, it grows in the lower humid areas of the forest. Its tree can reach a height of 25 meters high and It blooms from May to June and from November to December. The fruit is harvested once it has fallen to the ground.

To consume it It is necessary to remove the thick skin by notching it in a cross, like an orange. Then, we eliminate the small white film (be careful it can cause digestive problems and it is bitter). It is then eaten by cutting small pieces until it reaches the core.

In terms of diet, the apricot country contains many vitamins and minerals. It has an interesting content of magnesium and vitamin B6, potassium, and folate (vitamin B9).

The bark gives a resin, (the Mami resin), formerly used to extract the plantar spines. The insecticidal properties of the tree are well known in the West Indies. It is especially the seeds that are used in capillary frictions to destroy lice, ticks, quids, and other animal parasites; but fruits, bark, leaves and resin that exude immature fruits are also used for this purpose. A decoction of the dry peel of the fruit combats indigestion. The decoction of the leaves would possess properties against hypertension. The apricot-country is considered as vermifuge throughout the Caribbean. To this end, children take a bath containing leaves associated with other plant species while adults drink an infusion of seeds. The fruit pulp applied to the wounds accelerates their healing. The distilled flowers produce an aromatic liquor, (creole water), formerly known for its digestive virtues, as well as an essential oil used in perfumery. In the Dominican Republic, the fresh leaf is applied locally against rheumatism. In Puerto Rico, leaf infusion is described as a febrifuge, while in Trinidad, bark decoction is a popular cough remedy (Longfosse).

Apricot country in fruit juice

In addition, there is even the Royal brand that has released a fruit juice this year, marketed under the name of Mammey juice. They first worked with their own orchard, then selected an ideal variety for the taste and the process of transformation including the criterion of adhesion of the core. In any case, thanks to this initiative, farmers will (perhaps) relaunch this culture which is tending to disappear. And it would be a shame because this fruit has many qualities. It is rich in carotenes even if it does not reach the contents of the carrot or the giraumon: 3.2 mg per 100g. In addition to that, it is low in calories and high in fiber.

Medicinal properties of the apricot country

Creole water, tonic, and digestive (flowers)

According to Geral Veyssière in The Big Book of Fruits and Vegetables of Martinique. The flowers were once used to prepare a liquor, known for its tonic and digestive virtues. The essential oil from distilled flowers is used in perfumery.

A natural insecticide (seeds)

The plant contains in all its parts the mammine, which is an insecticidal coumarin. Seeds are mainly used to make an insecticide that is non-toxic to humans and that is used both in the garden (for spraying plants) and on children’s lice and dog ticks. Multitasking, apricot.

Jean-Louis Longuefosse in Medicinal Plants Creoles gives us in the recipe to make an insecticide:

The skin of the apricot fruit country: attention, digestion

The decoction of the peel of the fruit combats indigestion. Drink a cup before meals in case of difficult digestion.


In Puerto Rico, the infusion of leaves would be febrifuge and in the Dominican Republic, the leaves are applied to rheumatism. In the Caribbean, a bath containing leaves (in addition to other species) was used for deworming purposes.

Sony and Microsoft place their pawns for the next generation of consoles

Microsoft is preparing its revenge. The American journalist Jason Schreier, always very well informed, reports that the company is about to buy the video game studio Obsidian, author of the excellent role plays Fallout New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. A strategic acquisition, with a view to developing Microsoft’s medium-term editorial offer, whether for PC or its future console.

Nearly five years after the launch of the Xbox One, the Redmond firm knows the long-lost part of this generation of machines. Microsoft no longer reports the sales figures of the latter, estimated at around 30 million copies following the indiscretions of the publisher Electronic Arts. A way of comparison, the PlayStation 4 has already exceeded 82 million and 19 million switch only a year and a half.

It’s time to reconquer. On the occasion of the E3 Video Game Show in June, Microsoft had formalized “hard work on the architecture of the next Xbox consoles”, and lifted the veil on Halo: Horizons, which is the Renewal – a priori open world – for its flagship video game franchise. Recently, the company has also bought several studios, including English Playground, authors of the intoxicating Forza Horizon, to put them also on a blockbuster in an open world.

If its next machine is not expected before 2019 at the earliest, Microsoft also announced on October 8 the project xCloud, a streaming game service scheduled for 2019. The brand will also be held on November 10 and 11 in Mexico. X018, its first show dedicated to the news of the Xbox range, which intends to return to the front of the stage.

Sony is positioning itself

For its part, Sony plays low profile. Its console is leading the cumulative sales of this generation and the short-term future of the PlayStation 4 is assured. At the end of October will release a pack including the console and the main exit celebrations, Red Dead Redemption 2, by the authors of GTA V. The highly anticipated The Last of Us 2 in 2019, after one of the most acclaimed games of the decade, should do that confirm the trend.

But behind the scenes, the builder is busy preparing the sequel. Sony’s Japanese CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, confirmed in the Financial Times columns on Tuesday (October 9th) that his group was working hard on the successor of PlayStation 4. “At this point, what I can say is that he is necessary to have a new generation machine “evasively affirmed the leader, while refusing to speak expressly of “PlayStation 5”.

Google persists in the smartphone market

This could just as well fall. Scheduled on Tuesday, October 9, the announcement by Google of its latest products was preceded by the revelation, the day before, a massive security breach in its Google + social network, which affected the data of at least 500 000 users. The scandal could have disrupted the agenda, but of that, there was no question during the presentation made from New York. Google expected no doubt that one new hunt the other.

In terms of communication, the blow is tough for the firm in Mountain View (California), which strives to establish credibility as a manufacturer of technological devices. This year again, a whole range of new products that the company has unveiled: phones, connected speakers, tablets.

The most anticipated announcements focused on the Pixel range of phones, which are now in their third generation. The presentation especially highlighted the new features created around the camera, such as the one that does not miss the perfect shot: when capturing an unusual scene, the camera starts taking pictures even before you have pressed the button

For the French public, the main announcement is the availability, for the first time, Pixel phones on the territory hexagonal. Offered in two sizes (5.5 and 6.3 inches), these devices will be available on November 2 from respectively 859 and 959 euros. Sign that Google is more aggressive to conquer market share in this sector. Until now, his phones were only available in nine countries; they are now in three more.

“Today, the challenge is marketing, distribution,” notes Thomas Husson of Forrester. While in the United States, the brand has relied on an exclusivity from Verizon, the choice has been made in France of a wider distribution. The Pixel will be present at Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR, as well as in the banners of Fnac, Darty, and Boulanger

Very disappointing sales

Google’s appetite for the smartphone market is not new. With the series of Nexus first, as early as 2010, developed with various manufacturers (HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei), then with the Pixel range, since 2016. The purchase of Motorola, in 2011, for 12.5 billions of dollars (about 11 billion euros at the current price), resold for barely 3 billion less than three years later, and very disappointing sales of its phones (barely 3.9 million units issued in 2017), could have discouraged the Mountain View company from persisting in this way.

But, under the leadership of Sundar Pichai, who came to Google in 2015, the hardware division was reorganized, with the arrival of Rick Osterloh. Objective: to better cooperate the software and hardware divisions. The check made in September 2017 to HTC to be able to hand over 2,000 of its engineers has since confirmed the willingness of the company to accelerate the development of its products.

Above all, Mr. Pichai has placed artificial intelligence at the heart of the development of every product offered by Google. With the emergence of virtual assistants such as those of Amazon (Alexa), the use of Google services has become less essential than before to its users: a simple voice call, the owner of an enclosure Amazon Echo can order a book without searching on Google. And the owner of an iPhone will be able to ask his way to his phone thanks to Siri without going through the mapping service of his competitor. Queries that will escape Google, while all its economy is driven by the knowledge of its users to advertising purposes.

It is up to Google to demonstrate that its assistant is more efficient than its competitors, and on all media (phones, speakers, etc.). Even the camera of the last pixel is like a search engine, able to recognize this pair of glasses that you would be fixing. Basically, even turning increasingly to the hardware, Google does not change job.

Google’s Pixel 3 smartphones will be marketed in France

Google Smartphones are Finally here

It’s been two years since the fans of Google waited for the French release of Pixel, the first smartphones designed entirely by teams of the California giant. They will be happy to learn that the third generation of Pixel smartphones will finally be marketed in France. Pixels have a trump card for Android enthusiasts: they are the first to receive new versions of this central software to its release, a few weeks before the most responsive Pixel competitors and a few months before the others.

The two advertised phones embark the same ultra-fast electronics and display a resembling design. Their back is adorned with a reflective lacquered strip of paint, characteristic of pixels. The Pixel XL, however, is distinguished by its noticeable notch at the top of the screen.

The format of these two Pixels 3 is poles apart. With its small 5.5 inch screen, the compact model is less than 7 centimeters wide, it looks particularly comfortable in hand, like the Samsung Galaxy S9. With its 6.3 inch screen, the Pixel XL looks much less comfortable but much more spectacular for the eyes.

Elitist rates and features

The Pixel 3 camera has only one sensor, but its pixels are wide, and the software that exploits them is particularly sophisticated, which should allow it to capture remarkable images if its quality fits in the continuity of his predecessors. In portrait mode, it will be possible to strengthen the background blur, as on the latest generation iPhone, or mitigate it.

The Pixel 3 is equipped with the latest version of Android. Their menus are upset: the three buttons at the bottom of the screen disappear, replaced by gestures commands close to that of the iPhone. Pixel 3s benefit from exclusive features, such as suggestions for smart answers, or the Google Lens visual search engine, built directly into the camera.

Both Pixels 3 are waterproof, and you can charge them wirelessly. They will be available soon at SFR, Orange, Bouygues, as well as at Darty, Boulanger, and Fnac. It remains to be hoped that their availability will be good because Google has had problems supplying certain generations of pixels.

The price of these two smartphones is high perched: 860 euros for the compact model and 960 euros for the XL model. It will be necessary to add a supplement to go from 64 GB of memory to 128 GB. An approach and rates far removed from Nexus phones, smartphones much cheaper than Google have produced for many years, in collaboration with major manufacturers, such as HTC, LG or Motorola.

A smart charging stand

Google has imagined a new kind of charging base, the Pixel Stand, which will be sold separately. When you put a smartphone Pixel 3 on this particularly thin base, the mobile automatically turns into an intelligent assistant. The power of its speaker is however limited compared to that of speakers Google Home, which should make its operation more difficult in a noisy environment.

The base Pixel Stand reveals its interest when removing several in the house. The Pixel 3 recognizes each individually, so we can ask him to change differently depending on the parts. For example, Pixel 3 can be programmed to turn into a dawn alarm when placed on the bedroom base and automatically switch to “do not disturb” mode. At the show, we can ask him to broadcast photos and music. The Pixel Stand will, unfortunately, be billed at a price that may cool the ardor of consumers: 80 euros per unit.

Small headphones

Google took advantage of the event to announce the upcoming availability in France of Pixel Buds, very small wireless headphones. Launched in November 2017 in the United States, they received a rather mixed critical reception. Pixel Buds have a feature that sets them apart from the competition, which is quite rich in this segment: instant translation. But according to many American journalists, this function is very slow and makes many mistakes. These headphones will be available at a price of 180 euros.

United States: a screening assistant

The US Company also takes the opportunity to announce the Hub, a connected speaker with a screen, whose size seems close to that of a tablet. The Hub does not include a photosensor, which will reassure consumers who care about their privacy. The Hub’s competitors, the Amazon Echo Show and the Facebook Portal, both have photosensors.

Google demonstrated the functions which it considers the most useful: the photo frame can draw pictures in the library with Google Photos and disseminate those it considers the best. In the kitchen, the Hub can broadcast recipes. The home automation menu, which allows you to control your lights or your heating connected for example.

The menus of the Hub seem particularly refined. According to Google, the wizard would be able to recognize the voice of different family members to customize the results it displays. It will for the moment be marketed exclusively in the United States at a price of 150 dollars.

Smartphones Why the Samsung A9 stacks four photo lenses

In 2018, in the small world of mobiles, the big attraction was the front of smartphones: their screens grew visibly by devouring their margins. In 2019, we will probably have to look at the back of smartphones to gauge their evolution. Several three-goal phones have been announced recently, including the LG V40.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro goes further by embedding four goals. This will also be the case of the Samsung A9, the new mid-range mobile number one in France, announced on Thursday, October 11. A heavy choice of consequences, because under each lens hides a photo sensor that weighs a few grams, takes a few millimeters, costs a few euros, even a few tens of euros.

What justifies this stacking?

The multiplication of the objectives answers to a real problem, which penalizes the smartphones since their birth: the absence of optical zoom. The smallest compact camera at 70 euros now has an X5 zoom; however, the majority of smartphones are deprived of optical zoom.

Many users do not know because they can zoom in with their smartphone. It is, in reality, an artificial zoom. When it is used by spreading its fingers on its screen, the photosensor stops using all its pixels: it only uses the pixels of the center. The quality of the photos drops drastically.

Until recently, the best-equipped smartphones had a two-position X2 optical zoom, which took its first steps in 2016. Now, we can count on a three-position X4 zoom:

A spectacular super-wide angle, convenient for photographing buildings and landscapes.

A classic wide angle, the one that fits most smartphones.

A very modest telephoto lens that captures portraits that distort faces less and allows, occasionally, to get a subject a little bit distant.

Note the fundamental difference between compact cameras and smartphones. The first embark only one photo sensor and a single lens, a zoom, capable of traveling from wide angle to telephoto. Smartphones have several sensors and so many objectives.

There are many reasons for this. The first is that a zoom, like the one that fitted the Nokia N93 released in 2006, takes a lot of space. But the motives are their size wasp. The second is that the zoom lenses are optical compromise penalizing they leave less come to light. The more specialized objectives of smartphones capture more, which is a master advantage in the photographic competition that manufacturers are engaged in: their night photography is better.

What will be the fourth purpose of Samsung?

The fourth lens in the Samsung A9 will support the camera’s “portrait” mode, capturing the third dimension of the image. This allows you to better separate the subject from the landscape to recreate a nice background blur, which softens the photo. Google manages, however, to do without this depth sensor on its Pixel 3, which however offer a simulation of the background blur.

This detail aside, the multiplication of photosensors is really useful for photography enthusiasts. It would almost come to wish the coming off a fifth objective, a true “tele objective” which sees very far and authorizes beautiful photos of the sportsmen in the stadiums, musicians during the spectacles, boats on the beach, etc.

Football Prodigal son Thierry Henry back in Monaco

The former idol of Gunners arrives on the bench of AS Monaco, his training club. He becomes the 7th world champion to embrace the coaching career.

Back home. Eight years after his international retirement, Thierry Henry returns to France and more precisely to Monaco, which he left, as a player, almost twenty years ago. He will endorse for the first time, the costume of a full-fledged and leading coach. The Monegasque club made its recruitment official Saturday, October 13, with a contract until June 2021.

That the former world champion, 41, had wanted to return to the national territory is not / more really a surprise. His discussions this summer with the Girondins de Bordeaux, who had just thanked their coach, Gustavo Poyet, had shown he was ready to engage in the “affairs” of the French football – the two parties had finally not found agree.

Agreeing to succeed Monaco to Leonardo Jardim, thanked by the management of the club after a complicated start to the season of the Monegasque team, Thierry Henry returns to France a somewhat turbulent history, a mixture of attraction-repulsion that s’ is concluded, over the years and distance, by a kind of polite indifference.

Early Star

Early star of Ligue 1, world champion at 20 and European champion two years later, Thierry Henry has marked the history of football tricolor. He is still the top scorer of the Blues with 51 goals in 123 games, from 1997 to 2010.

But the striker, who revealed himself in the colors of the Arsenal Gunners, where he became an icon, also suffered a kind of break with his homeland. It was November 18, 2009: during the barrage return qualifying at the 2010 World Cup, his voluntary hand, not whistled by the referee, had allowed the team of France to get out of the trap of Ireland.

Behind, the controversy had been gigantic, and Thierry Henry had felt abandoned and mistreated by his own. When Argentina still celebrates Diego Maradona’s “hand of God” in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup, France almost lynched its scorer.

In an interview with Telefoot, his ex-teammate Lilian Thuram had the opportunity to talk about his younger brother’s resentment: “He really suffered a lot because he found the reactions very unfair.

Thierry Henry would have done well this controversy in view of the disastrous South African World, marked by the famous episode of the Knysna bus and the strike of the Blues. In the wake, the child Ulis (Essonne) had retired internationally.

After long seasons in the biggest European clubs to forge an impressive record (two Premier League with Arsenal in 2002 and 2004, two Liga and a Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 and 2010), he tried the adventure new- and finished his career at the Red Bulls Major League Soccer, between 2010 and 2014.

An encyclopedic knowledge of football

But Thierry Henry is a football enthusiast, who has an encyclopedic and almost unhealthy knowledge of his sport. Already, during his career, he was able to watch a French Ligue 2 match and talk about such a promising player who was playing in the third division, in Laval or Calais.

Businessman wise, he has minted his knowledge by joining, as a consultant, the British chain Skysports for the trifle of 5 million euros per year. In this role, he was noted for his clear opinions, marked by an undeniable honesty. Olivier Giroud still has to remember the words of his predecessor at the Blues and Arsenal, who said the Gunners “lacked a world-class striker”.

Still, it is the reality of the field that has always made Thierry Henry want. With one ambition: to succeed his conversion as a coach. This is how he discreetly took care of Arsenal youth teams, under 16 years old. At the same time, he passed his diplomas and won a UEFA pro license in March 2016, allowing him to train a team at the European level.

How to start a Successful Business

Starting an enterprise entails a complete lot of transferring pieces, some greater exciting than others. Brainstorming enterprise names? Fun! Filing taxes? … Not so fun. The trick to correctly getting your business off the floor is to meticulously design and prepare your materials, prioritize properly, and stay on top of the fame and overall performance of every and every one of these transferring parts.

From registering with the authorities to getting the phrase out about your commercial enterprise to making key financial decisions, here’s an overview of what you will need to do to begin a successful business.

What is a Business Plan? A complete Definition

An enterprise graph is a residing document that maps out the important points of your business. It covers what your enterprise will sell, how it will be structured, what the market looks like, how you plan to promote your product or service, what funding you’ll need, what your financial projections are, and which permits, leases, and other documentation will be required.

At its core, a commercial enterprise format helps you show to your self and others whether or not or now not your enterprise concept is really worth pursuing. It’s the excellent way to take a step back, seem at your concept holistically, and remedy for troubles years down the road earlier than you begin getting into the weeds.

How to Make a Business Plan in an Easy Way?

Narrow down what makes you unique – Differentiate your self from different organizations in your space through thinking about what sets your business/offering apart.
Keep it quick – Business plans ought to be brief and concise. Too tons element isn’t always beneficial in a business layout and will solely distract and confuse stakeholders. Instead, recognize these details, but keep them saved elsewhere.
Stay bendy – Your enterprise graph can and should evolve as you go. It’s a living, breathing document and must be treated as such.

  • Narrow down what makes you different

Before you start whipping up a business plan, think cautiously about what makes your commercial enterprise special first. If you’re planning to begin a new athletic clothing business, for example, then you may want to differentiate yourself from the numerous other athletic apparel manufacturers out there.

What makes yours stand out from the others? Are you planning to make garbs for unique sports or athletic activities, like yoga or hiking or tennis? Do you use environmentally friendly material? Does a sure share of your proceeds go to charity? Does your brand promote effective body image?

Remember: You’re no longer just promoting your product or service — you’re selling an aggregate of product, value, and company experience. Think via these massive questions and define them earlier than you dive into the nitty-gritty of your commercial enterprise sketch research.

  • Keep it short

Business plans are more quick and concise in modern times than they used to be. While it may be tempting to consist of all the results of your market research, flesh out every single product you diagram to sell and define exactly what your internet site will look like, that is virtually no longer beneficial in the format of a commercial enterprise plan.

Know these important points and hold them elsewhere, but rule out everything, however, the meat and potatoes from the enterprise plan itself. Your enterprise graph shouldn’t just be a quick(ish) examine — it should be handy to skim, too.

  • You can alternate it as you go

Keep in a thought that your commercial enterprise plan is a living, respiration document. That capacity you can update your commercial enterprise design as things change. For example, you might prefer to replace it a yr or two down the road if you’re about to observe for a new round of funding.