Rev (Dr) Mike Oyepoints out that it is very possible to live healthy without drugs through good diets, discipline, and adequate appropriation of nature. He asserts that whatever is natural is always better for human consumption than the synthetic alternatives. In continuation of our series on the USE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE through the preparation of herbs from plants that abound in our natural environment, TERRIFIC HEADLINES, this week brings into your homes a plant that you may see very often, but fail to know its usefulness. This week, we commence the exposition on CITRUS FRUITS, in line with our policy of promoting NIGERIAN MADE PRODUCTS.This week, our exposition is on GRAPE FRUIT & TANGERINE.
ENGLISH NAME: GRAPE FRUIT
WEST AFRICAN NAMES:
NIGERIA: Igala = Alemiba; Igbo = gerepu
GHANA: Ga = Akutu
A tree up to 15meters high, likely to be a breed between Citrus grandis and Citrus sinensis. The fruit has a mild bitterness.
- It is used in many diets to reduce appetite and to help digestion and utilization of food.
- It is low in calories and consuming it probably burns as many calories as it contains.
- It is rich in vitamins C and has some amount of vitamins A and B complex
- Phytonutrients in grape fruits include, glucerates, limonoids, limonene, lycopene and peptine, All these boost the immune systems.
- The dominants glycoside in grape fruit is naringinen, a powerful anti-oxidant.
ENGLISH NAME: TANGARINE
WEST AFRICAN NAMES
NIGERIA: Igbo = Tanjarinu
SIERRA LEONE: Krio = Lemon
A small tree up to 8 meters high, sometimes with spines. The fruit is easy to peel and the flavor is more pleasant than other citruses.
The dominant glycoside in the essential oil is tangeretin. It has anti-cancer, immune supportive, and anti-oxidant properties.
TERRIFIC HEADLINES counsels that you contact a qualified and certified Naturopathist/Alternative Medical Practitioner for the right dosage and prescription for this herbal plant.Our GUIDE, ,Revd(Dr). Mike Oye,is a doctoral degree holder and specialist in Naturopathy.
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