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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea

Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline using herbs. Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea may provide a unique traditional health benefit reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea

Amaranth, also known as mchicha in Tanzania is used as herbal medicine to improve cardiovascular health naturally. Herbalism is one of the main methods used to treat various sicknesses in traditional African medicine. The continent of Africa has a wealth of indigenous herbs and plants such as amaranth used for herbal treatments.

Amaranth leaves photo by Eugenia Loli

Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea 

Ingredients and Directions

When making herbal green tea use a tea strainer. The tea strainer eliminates the need to strain off leaves later.  Add your desired amount of amaranth leaves to a tea strainer or teapot, around 5-6 leaves work well.  Cover with boiling water a let steep for 5 minutes or until you have created your perfect cup of tea based on your preference. Be sure to always rinse and wash leaves prior to making tea.

More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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