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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY OUR GUIDE, Rev (Dr) Mike Oye, a Naturopathist/Alternative Medicine practitioner points 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. Today, we continue with our exposition on medicinal herbs with CITRUS FRUITS: GRAPE FRUITS & TANGERINE. Citrus fruits are popular for their high content of vitamin C. They are also used mainly in cleansing and cooling the body. The juice seems to help cut grease on the hand or dishes, and may help fat digestion and utilization. Citrus and vitamin C are thought to help reduces cholesterol. Gall bladder and liver function is supported by citrus fruits; especially lemons may help stimulate digestive juice secretions. NoENGLISH NAME: GRAPE FRUIT WEST AFRICAN NAMES: NIGERIA: Igala = Alem iba; Igbo = gerepu GHANA: Ga = Akutu Description A tree up to 15meters high, likely to be a breed between Citrus grandis and Citrus sinensis. The fruit has a mild bitterness. Health benefits 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. CITRUS RETICULATA FAMILY: RETACEAE ENGLISH NAME: TANGARINE WEST AFRICAN NAMES NIGERIA: Igbo = Tanjarinu SIERRA LEONE: Krio = Lemon Description 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. Health benefits 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 in Agriculture is also specialist in Naturopathy. CONTACT: OFFICE ADDRESS: Joy House, Near Neubertosh Chemical Industry,…

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