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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY; CURCUMA DOMESTICA

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  ENGLISH NAME: TUMERIC (PEPPER) OUR GUIDE, Rev (Dr) Mike Oye, a Naturopath/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 and plants with an expose onCURCUMA DOMESTICA. ENGLISH NAME: TUMERIC (PEPPER) Nigeria name: Yoruba = Ata-ile pupa; Hausa = Gangamoo; Igbo uchiri-ilu Ghana: Akan-Asant= Gangamu Liberia: Mano = Gmea zu. Sierra leone: Mende = Ndao-bunda. Description A perennial rhizomatous herb,  common in the forest zone of West Africa. The rhizomes resemble ginger but are smaller and with a persistent orange dye which stains the teeth and tongue. Health Benefits Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent. It is used for healing wounds. It is a powerful anti-oxidant. It is diuretic and causes contractions of the gall-bladder. It is suitable for solving many liver complaints, biliousness, and jaundice. It helps in treatment of catarrh. It is vermifugal anti-parasitic. It inhibits the growth of staphylococcus aurous and other bacteria. It can be put in ointment for skin diseases. Used for lack of appetite (dyspepsia), gastritis, and hypochloriria. It decreases cholesterol level. As an analgesic, it lessens joint pain. It forms part of a poultice formula that treats toothache. It is especially good for correcting menstrual irregularities, gall stones, hepatitis, digestion and assimilation. CONTACT OFFICE ADDRESS: Joy House, Near Neubertosh Chemical Industry, Ofatedo,  Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Mobile Nos: +234-803-450-1902; (234) 8106682128; OFFICE: +234-8163441767; +234 (0) 9061905566; +234 (0) 8065331226. UNITED STATES: 397 Sally Road, Yardley, Philadelphia; PA 19067, United States. Mobile No: +1-267-274-8356 E-MAIL: oyemike8888@yahoo.com; Oyemike1939@gmail.com…

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