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MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: TROPICAL SPICES AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS;

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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 in the Western world by Africans are actually on the farmlands. As a continent with a collective GDP of about US$2 trillion, Africa holds about 14 percent of the world’s 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, an Alternative Medicine Practitioner 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 NIGERIA 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. Tomorrow Saturday August 18, 2018, TERRIFIC HEADLINES will again focus on another local plant that we consume, but are not aware of its medicinal value.
.TERRIFIC HEADLINES
MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: TROPICAL SPICES AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS;

ENCOURAGING THE USE OF LOCAL ALTERNATIVES – Our guide, Revd (Dr) Mike Oye, an Alternative Medicine Practitioner has pointed out that it is very possible to live healthily 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 NIGERIA 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. TERRIFIC HEADLINES today focuses on another local plant that we consume, but are not aware of its medicinal value. Enjoy your day.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: _CORCHORUS OLITORIUS_
FAMILY: MALVACEAE
ENGLISH NAME: JUTE
YORUBA: EWEDU
HAUSA: RAMA, AYOYO, KARKASHI
IGBO: ACHINGBARA, KERENKEREN, ARIRIA

DESCRIPTION: it is an erect, herbaceous annual plant, growing up to a height of 1.5-4m; fairly branched with pale yellow flowers. The leaf is acute with serrated margin. The fruit is spindle-shaped and dehiscent.

HEALTH BENEFITS
•It is very rich in vitamins A, C, and E, minerals like calcium, potassium and dietary fibres.

•It has a powerful oxytocic property. This is employed to ease child delivery during labour, especially for pregnant women experiencing a prolonged labour. The mucilaginous juice from the leaves and stems is extracted and drunk for this purpose.

•It has galactogogue property -good for lactating mothers.

•The cold infusion restores appetite.

•It is extremely good for eye health. It contains vitamins A, B6, E, folate which help to prevent eye disorders. Regular consumption of this vegetable will therefore help in prevention of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration.

•Because of its iron content, it is useful cases of anaemia and muscle spasms.

•Very beneficial in skin and hair health. It also has anti-aging properties.

•It helps in boosting the immune system. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

•A significant amount of vitamin K is present in this plant. It is therefore very useful for blood clotting, nutrient absorption and gastrointestinal health.

•Helps to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL cholesterol (beneficial cholesterol). It therefore reduces chances of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack, hypertension, etc.

•It greatly reduces the chance of virtually all forms of cancer.

•It helps to reduce excess levels of blood sugar.

•Also, anti- cancerous mainly because of the richness in vitamins C, B, and E.

TERRIFIC HEADLINES cautions and counsels people to use these gifts of nature only after consulting experts in Alternative Medicine.
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