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Herbs, foods and spices for urinary tract infections

Herbs, foods and spices for urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections in men and women are caused by so many microorganisms. There is the need to ascertain the microorganism(s) responsible in each case. The rule in treatment however, is that sexual partners should abstain from sex and remain faithful to each other for the whole period of undergoing a treatment program otherwise they […]

How OKAZI (AFANG )vegetable prevents goitre, obesity, heart diseases etc.

How OKAZI (AFANG )vegetable prevents goitre, obesity, heart diseases etc.

The afang leaf (okazi leaf) is called Wild Spinach but most of us are familiar with its native name. The Okazi or afang leaf (Gnetum africanum) is a dark green leafy vegetable with a slight bitter taste commonly found in certain regions of Africa, Asia and South America. In Nigeria, it is commonly used to […]

WATER APPLE among its other benefits prevents breast and prostate cancer

WATER APPLE  among its other benefits prevents breast and prostate cancer

WATER APPLE among its other benefits prevents breast and prostate cancer Common names: Water apple, Mountain apple, Jambu, Rose apple, Wax Jambu, Bell fruit, Java apple. Scientific name : Syzygium samarangense The fruit is pear-shaped, waxy, with a spongy flesh that is somewhat juicy. It has a subacid and very bland taste or flavour. 1.Leaf […]

Weight loss herbal remedies, ladies please take note!

Weight loss herbal remedies, ladies please take note!

Today let’s look at this important topic; weight loss remedies for women. This subject has attracted much interest among different classes of people. First it goes without saying that women that qualify for weight loss therapy should not be among the following categories; 1. Breast feeding mothers 2. Pregnant women 3. Candidates with pronounced health […]

Healing with ‘OHA’ vegetable leaves

Healing with ‘OHA’ vegetable leaves

The vegetable “Oha” or “Ora” is a household Nigerian vegetable used in the preparation of the popular delicacy called OHA soup. Scientifically named Pterocarpus mildbraedii, OHA is a good source of many beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals. “It has ANTIOXIDANT, HYPOCHOLESTEROLEMIC, CHEMOPROTECTIVE and ANTIBACTERIAL properties.” (Ujowundu etal, 2010) • ANTIOXIDANTS remove all potentially damaging oxidizing agents […]

The health values of African Black Pepper (Uziza, Iyere)

The health values of African Black Pepper (Uziza, Iyere)

One of the propelling and deep interests I have for herbal medicine is based on the fact that it is still like a virgin land waiting for exploration and exploitation. Medical botanists tell us that out of about 265,000 species of flowering plants that have been identified, just less than 1% (most specifically would say […]

As we mark world malaria day today, let’s start to harness these antimalria herbs

As we mark world malaria day today, let’s start to harness these antimalria herbs

A naturopath Dr Gilbert Ezengige has said Nigeria can reduce malaria, which is a major killer of mother and child with herbs. He said herbal preparations made from Azadirachta indica leaves popularly called Dogonyaro in Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa; Alstonia boonei bark (Egbu in Igbo, Ahun in Yoruba), Morinda lucida roots and leaves (Ezeogwu in […]

Mango season is here, an opportunity to rejuvenate your organs

Mango season is here,  an opportunity to rejuvenate your organs

This is the season of mango, do not be left out of it’s immense healing benefits. Enjoy your own share of nature’s bounty. HEALTH BENEFITS 1. BLOOD CLEANSER Mango has the potential of exerting a deep cleansing effect on the blood stream, be rejuvenated. 2. FEBRIFUGE Do you experience feverish conditions always? Look no further […]

This SPONGE plant offers lots of health benefits you never knew

This SPONGE plant offers lots of health benefits you never knew

This climber plant is seen on fence tops in construction sites. It appears to be saying; “hey, here am I strategically positioned on top of your walls, will you use me?. I am a sponge extraordinaire, I am created for this purpose to sanitise your environment and provide other health benefits only if you are […]

21 health quotes that will jerk you and immediately set you thinking

21 health quotes that will jerk you and immediately set you thinking

I am stimulated, guided and refocused by the following health quotes from notable personalities in diverse fields of activities, indeed I treasure them. 1. “One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It’s a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we […]

The UNBELIEVABLE health benefits of oil PALM LEAVES

The UNBELIEVABLE health benefits of oil PALM LEAVES

Yesterday our Christian brothers and sisters celebrated Palm Sunday. Most Christian churches wore majestic looks as they were artistically adorned with oil palm leaves. Devotees were not left out; here and there you spotted children, men and women with palm fronds, waving them in ecstasy. This singular observation prompted me to script this article as […]

BITTER MELON (Bara) and its outstanding health benefits

BITTER  MELON  (Bara) and its outstanding health benefits

COMMON NAME: Bitter Apple, Wild Gourd, Egusi Melon Local name : Egusi elili (Igbo), Bara (Yoruba), Scientific Name : CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS PART(S) USED: White pulp of the fruit PROPERTIES AND THERAPEUTIC VALUES The pulp of Citrullus colocynthis extracted in water has diverse healing properties few of which are; 1. Vermifuge action, that is WORM EXPELLING […]

Spiny amaranth (Inine-ogwu,Tete elegun); a common weed with vast healing potentials, over 20 reasons why you should take it.

Spiny amaranth (Inine-ogwu,Tete elegun); a common weed with vast healing potentials, over 20 reasons why you should take it.

Spiny amaranth also known as pigweed and generally called thorny amaranth, prickly amaranth or bush green is a common herb resembling the popular vegetable called “GREEN ” by almost all Nigerians. Most people are only able to distinguish one from the other by the presence of thorns which are not found in the widely consumed […]

The health benefits of COCOA powder

The health benefits of COCOA powder

What’s considered healthy is the actual cocoa bean, one of the world’s longest-revered foods in many cultures such as the Aztecs. Cocoa has, in recent years, been shown to be a powerhouse of cognitive enhancement, antioxidants, flavonols, catechins and other brain & body-enhancing elements. A breakthrough study published by the American College of Cardiology found […]

SUICIDE and SELF-HARM, low blood level of omega-3s RAISES RISK by 62%

SUICIDE and SELF-HARM, low blood level of omega-3s RAISES RISK by 62%

“Low omega-3 levels are associated with suicide and self-harm. In response to increasing rates of suicide in the military, researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently found that low blood levels of omega-3s were widespread and raised suicide risk by as much as 62%. The study was published online in the August 2011 […]

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