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PROMOTING NIGERIA MADE PRODUCTS — MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY ………. ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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MIKE OYE ON SATURDAY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Last week, TERRIFIC HEADLINES focused on ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE and brought you a compilation by an expert in that field, Revd (Dr) Mike Oyewho pointed out that it is very possible to live healthy without drugs through good diets, discipline, and adequate appropriation of nature. He asserted that 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.  As advocates of promoting home made products, TERRIFIC HEADLINES, this week brings you two plants and their medicinal effects. They are SOUR SOP, that is rich in calcium and phosphorus and therefore for bone health. The fruit also serves as a tonic, stopping fever, killing parasites and preventing excessive urination. Additionally, we invite your attention to the usefulness on GINGER, that promotes appetites and perspiration, reduces body odour, and joint pain caused by poor circulation of blood. As usual, we advise that you still contact experts in alternative medicine for the preparation of these useful items and the prescription.  ANNONA MURICATA FAMILY:ANNONACEAE ENGLISH NAME: SOUR SOP WEST AFRICAN NAMES NIGERIA: Sawa-sawa GHANA: Akan-Akyem = Aborofontunkum, apre COTE D’IVOIRE: Baule = Amion, sunzun SIERRA LEONE: Bulom = Sisisap; Krio = Sawa sap TOGO: Tem = Alola SENEGAL : Serer = niom Description A small tree of about 8 meters high. The leaves have a characteristic aroma and the cover of the succulent fruit ( pericarp) is thorny. Health Benefits The bark and the root are used for dysentery, and the leaves for dysenteries and fever A decoction of the roots is a poison antidote The fresh leaves are pounded and applied to wounds, they are a dressing for circumcision wounds The plant shows parasiticidal properties. The leaves can be used against worms The juice of the young leaves can be applied to postules to make them burst Both the leaves and the fruit juice are very effective against many cancers. The appropriate phytonutrients are capable of starving malignant tissues from food and allowing food to get to healthy tissues. The fruit is very rich in vitamins B and C, and therefore functions as a antioxidant in the body The unripe fruit is astringent and is used to treat lack of tone in the intestines and for scurvy. The…

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