ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY
TROPICAL SPICES AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS
Our guide, Revd (Dr) Mike Oye has pointed out that it is very possible to live healthy without drugs through good diets, discipline, and adequate appropriation of nature. Hence, it is high time we appreciated what we have before we lose them or pay direly to access them. According to him, it is always good to remember that God created resources for all that man would ever need before the creation of man. He created herbs for the healing of the nations (Ezekiel47V12) God made products are always better than man made products. The best of science is to discover a little of the wisdom of God in creation and never to fault it. Thus, whatever is natural is always better for human consumption than the synthetic alternatives. Unfortunately, so many gifted local alternative medical practitioners, who never went to any school but inherited the formula from their progenitors have died with their useful knowledge. Their products and claims could have been subjected to tests by the appropriate agencies of government; but they never parted with their rich knowledge of traditional medicine. As advocates and promoters of HOME MADE PRODUCTS, we will continue to try, to the best of our endowments, to invite the attention of our loyal readers and friends to these products.
Today, we bring into your homes the usefulness of LEMON GRASS
ENGLISH NAME: LEMON GRASS
NIGERIA; Yoruba = koriko oba;
Hausa = isauri; Igbo = achara chi
SIERRA LEONE: Baulom = pei-poto; Gola = ti, Kissi = bichinyeyo, Kono = pu-dumbi, Mende= pu-lunbe, krio = lemon gras
GAMBIA: Manding-mandika=kanyan yallo.
A tufted perennial grass with culms to 2m high and found throughout the tropics. All parts of the plants are aromatic, due to the presence of essential oil composed of citral, myrcane, dipentene, and methylheptenome. Citral gives the lemon taste.
The plant is often burnt in houses to keep off mosquitoes.
The infusion of leaf is taken as a febrifuge, soporific and dysenteric, and put into hot baths for fumigation.
Leaves boiled with guava leaves are taken for cough.
Leaf and rhizome infusion are pectoral and good for colds, flu, pneumonia, cough and consumption, as well as for fever.
The tea relieves arthritic pain and rheumatism.
It can help prevent colon cancer, because of the abundance of beta-carotene.
It helps in flatulence and colic.
Mixed with pepper, it can be useful in treating menstrual disorder and nausea.
It helps to reduce uric acid, cholesterol, and excess fats, and therefore, weight-loss.
It improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure.
It serves as a sedative for the central nervous system.
It also helps to reduce cellulite.
It reduces pimples and acne, thus improving the skin.
It helps to alleviate indigestion and gastroenteritis.
It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It is rich in antioxidants and boosts the immune system.
It helps to detoxify the liver, kidney, pancreas, bladder, and digestive tract.
It is rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, and the B vitamin. All these are very much needed for basic physiological activities in the body.
TERRIFIC HEADLINES cautions and counsels people to use these gifts of nature only after consulting experts in Alternative Medicine.
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