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Interesting Facts: Euro Coins

3 Oct

Something, interesting has recently caught my attention!

A friend who went Rome was told bring some Euro coins back to Malaysia. Specifically, she was requested to get 8 pieces of 50 cents and 5 pieces of 20 cents coins. Coin collector’s request? Nope.. Not really.

Euro coins made from some rare ingredient / composite can be made  into a jewelries or accessories, i.e. ring. But why? The uniqueness which I’ve been told, was some composite material used in making the euro coins that <benefit>. Out of curiosity, I made a search about them.

Hence, I’ve found that the 50 cents Euro, 20 cents Euro10 cents Euro and 10 kronors (Swedish coins) are composed of an alloy called nordic gold. It is not exactly gold, in fact, its a composition by 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin.

Besides this, another specialty of this Euro coins are the edges of the coins. Nicely designed, as well. Good to know isn’t it. 🙂


15 Oct

Radish is well known as Japanese Radish as “Daikon”, which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. It can be found in varieties of colour, i.e. white, red, purple or black. Also, shape either it’s in long cylindrical or round shape. Parts of the radish can be eaten, i.e. the leaves, flowers, pods and seeds. It contains about 95 percent of water in proportion, making it an excellent source of hydration.

One of the major health benefits of radish are detoxification and digestion, as it increases the flow of gall to improve digestion. Another suggestion to aid digestion is to make a tea from the radish leaves. Put a handful of leaves in boiling water, then remove the pan from heat, cover it, and let the leaves simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid into a cup, add honey if so desired, and drink.

Besides, the radish also has laxative properties, likely because of many vitamins found in it. Some of them are:

  • Anthocyanins
  • B6
  • Calcium
  • Folic
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A, B, C, D, E
  • Zinc.

Below are the benefits of radish that can help certain ailments and on certain body parts:

  • Asthma, Bronchitis and Respiratory Disorders: Radish is an anti congestive, i.e. it relieves congestion of respiratory system including nose, throat, wind-pipe and lungs, due to cold, infection, allergies and other causes. It is a good disinfectant, which protect respiratory system from infections.
  • Cancer: Radish helps many types of cancer, particularly those of colon, kidney, intestines, stomach and oral cancer.
  • Fever: It brings down the body temperature and relieves inflammation due to fever. Drink radish juice mixed with black salt. Being a good disinfectant, it helps to fights infections which cause fever.
  • Insect Bites: It has anti pruritic properties and can be used as an effective treatment for insect bites,stings of bees, hornets, wasps etc. Its juice also reduces pain and swelling and soothes the affected area.
  • Jaundice: Radish is miraculously useful in jaundice as it helps removing bilirubin and also checks its destruction of red blood cells during jaundice by increasing supply of fresh oxygen in the blood. The black radish or radish leaves are more preferred in jaundice treatment.
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