ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: TROPICAL SPICES AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS
MIKE OYE ON SATURDAYS
God has been kind to Africa in terms of natural resources. Africa is tremendously rich in several natural resources, including agriculture; but less than 10 per cent of arable land in Africa is being utilized for farming, thus leaving huge cultivable arable lands on the vast continent uncultivated. Regrettably, the tremendously blessed continent, as at 2013, was the poorest region in the world. It is evidently for this reason that the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has asserted categorically that the billions being chased around by Africans are actually of the farmlands. As a continent with a collective GDP of about US$2 trillion, Africa holds about 14 percent of the worlds population, and more than 60 percent of uncultivated arable land. Regrettably, less than 10 percent of arable land in Africa is being cultivated. What this means is that Africans must be mobilized in the pursuit of good governance, and the proper utilization of the continents several human and natural resources, particularly agriculture.
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 a compilation by an expert in Alternative Medicine, Revd (Dr) MIKE OYE to enlighten visitors to our social media channels on habits, diets, and health-related matters. Dr. Mike Oye,is still very agile at the age of 80 years, and is in very high demand in the United States, Western nations, and even some African countries. Pa Mike Oye obtained a Bachelors Degree from the University of Ibadan in the 1960s, a Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology; and another Doctor of Philosophy in Traditional Naturopathy from the Clayton College of Natural Health, United States. As an Independent Alternative Medicine Practitioner and an experienced Christian Minister for over five decades, Revd Mike Oye has a track record of effectively dealing with many chronic, physical, mental, and spiritual human disorders in a holistic way. His broad and comprehensive education and deep interest in the well-being of humankind are the basis for his practice.
This week, our focus in on ONIONS. Do you know that ONIONS, administered according to prescription could lower blood sugar and are, therefore, good for diabetics? According to our guide, some research has shown that those who eat onions could have increased urge for healthy sex, especially when the juice is mixed with that of ginger.
ALLIUM CEPA (LILICEAE)
ENGLISH NAME: ONION
GHANA: Akan=abrofo gyeene
LIBERIA: Mano= yaba; Vai= siba
SIERRA LEONE: Krio=yabas, Mende=yabas
COTE DIVOIRE: Bete=jeba, Godie=ajo
An annual or biennial herbaceous plant with leaves to about 50cm long, and a longer flower stalk, all from a large bulbous base.
The bulbs are carminative and lower cholesterol
The bulbs are diuretic and stimulate the intestines.
Extracts have shown bacteriostatic and hypoglycemic actions.
Externally, the onion is rubefacient and anti-phlogiston on abscesses.
Onion slices rubbed on the head can encourage hair growth in cases of dry pityriasis. This is thought to supply sulfur presumed to the deficient in the body.
The onion is distasteful to snakes and may be found planted or scattered about as are repellant.
The plant is useful as an antidote for snake bite and poisoning.
Onions are often used to prevent tooth decay and oral infections.
They help in thinning the blood and prevent red blood cells from forming clumps, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disorders.
The juice, mixed with honey or olive oil, is one of the best treatments for acne.
Onions increase the urge for healthy sex, especially when the juice is mixed with that of ginger
Onions can provide relief for those suffering from burning sensation during urination.
They are rich in antioxidants that inhibit the development of cancer, particularly that of the stomach and the breast.
Symptoms of cough and sore throat can be relieved by taking a mixture of onion juice and honey. The juice facilitates the melting of phlegm and help stop ringing ears.
Onions help to clean the blood of pollutants, thus aiding the work of the kidneys.
A broth of onions is effective in the healing of cholera.
Onion juice mixed with turmeric can remove dark pigments from the skin.
Onions lower blood sugar and are, therefore, good for diabetics
TERRIFIC HEADLINES cautions ands counsels people to use these gifts of nature only after consulting experts in Alternative Medicine.
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