How males trick females!

No. We are not trying to lure you in with a tricky headline! Among Topi antelopes that live on the savannahs of Africa, Dr Jakob Bro Jorgensen of the University of Liverpool, UK, found this interesting behaviour. As the savannah gives little space to hide for the predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs, they have…

Do Plants have Doll’s Eyes?

If you are walking alone by yourself in the Midwestern or Eastern United States or Eastern Canada, you would encounter a strange phenomenon of hoards od eye-balls looking at you out of nowhere. Do not mistake them to be a prank or wonder if someone collected doll’s eyes and hung them up on a tree….

The Holy Myrrh, Guggul and Incense

Ever wondered where does your incense come from? Did you know guggul is a resin produced by secreted by the Mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul) found in India, Central Asia, and North Africa? In India, incense sticks are a critical element in most Hindu celebrations. During pujas and festivals, incense sticks or dhoop are used…

Why Plant-Based Healing Is Good For Your Skin

The market is currently flooding with skincare products ranging from organic to synthetic. Many of these products promise to provide instant results. While some of them may work as said, they may not necessarily be the right choice for your skin. The debate between synthetic and natural products has been going on for some time…

Do pitcher plants trap salamanders too?

We know that pitcher plants are carnivorous as they have modified leaves called traps. These traps include the prey-trapping mechanism and feature a cavity comprising digestive liquid. The traps are formed by the specialized leaves and these plants make the best use of their nectars to attract their prey. Understanding Things about Pitcher Plants’ Chosen…

5 best plants for your skin

The royal poinciana tree in my garden is blooming. The gorgeous red flowers have added panache to the elegance of it. But honestly, it is not only about how beautiful my plants make my backyard look. I’m somewhat more interested in knowing the beneficial properties that the plants come with. And knowledge is the key…

5 great spices for glowing skin

India is a land of spices and how we love our spices is a well-known secret. Did you know that spices can help us with our skin too? Spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants and some have been studied for therapeutic properties. Most of these spices are available in our kitchen and are traditionally used…

Simple home remedies for skin care

Though it protects our body with fervor, your skin is one of the most sensitive organs in the human body. Easily exposed to the elements, your skin tends to effected easily. With winter wrecking havoc and summer around the corner, you must be looking for some simple tips for taking care of your skin with…

Tips for Natural Skin Care

There was a time when people used to be obsessed with chemical-based beauty products to make their skin glow, temporarily. Gladly, over time people have learnt and understood the harmful effects of such products, and the need to gather knowledge about all the natural skincare products have rejuvenated. But with the rise of internet and…

The best of Plant Science in a CareBox

Nature has endowed upon every living species a unique ability to survive, sustain, and evolve. each species has developed certain defence and related mechanisms that ensure its survival and evolution and plants are an integral part of the scheme of nature. It is a common myth that plants do not have sensitive feelings. In fact,…