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When Hope Unborn is Dead

A merry heart does good like medicine. So does the Holy Book says but how can one be merry when hope disappoints?

Now that we are in the Christmas Holiday, it's a general believe that the prices of food and clothing skyrockets and we are still encourage through music to be joyful. Well, konga has made things easy these few days to Christmas. So don't let any circumstance steal your joy (delayed Salary or wages). The hope one has in a medicine go a long way in healing the person. I have seen someone who is used to taking just water when he is sick with the hope of getting well and it always work out for him.  From history, before the discovery of a chemotherapy for malaria, people see malaria  as a curse from  the angel of death. That was why Africa was called  the "White man's grave". But now, people see malaria as just mere fever that even many result in self medication without visiting the hospital but what if they are diagnosed of cancer or HIV/AID? How do you…

Cough in African Traditional Medicine

Cough is a reflex action to clear the throat of mucus and other substance that obstructs the breathing airways. cough is categorize into three: the acute cough which last for less than three weeks, sub-acute which last for between 3 to 8 weeks and the chronic cough which last for more than 8 weeks. The common causes of cough is the respiratory track infection caused by flu or cold. Another cause could be traced to asthma which is a little easy to identify because it comes out like a wheeze and the barking cough which is caused by smoking. Cough caused by smoking is chronic and smoking do a lot of damage to the lungs. Always put in mind the massage on the pack of the cigarette, "Smoking Kills",
Don't miss out of the Black Friday bonaza (80% off) so you could check if you could purchase the Traditional item to prepare the medicine i'm about to give out now. In Nigeria, one of the traditional and even quicker way to treating cough is using bitter kola. If you haven'…

Dietitian and Health Care

Another good morning to all of our readers and I'll still remind us that the Black Friday Christmas discount is still on with Jumia. Please take advantage of this offer (80% off), it comes once a year.

Today we shall be talking about food? what is food? is alcohol food or intravenous fluid (drip)? Before I try to answer these complex questions, let me establish the fact that if you eat the right food, you have a high chances of not getting sick. In TCM, we prefer health maintenance through preventive measure, compare to corrective measures. That is why most people ridicule TCM because they prefer corrective measure. Many countries life expectancy is dropping. Nigeria is 47 years. Check your age and compare yourself to people in that country. The earlier we embrace preventive health, the better for us and nutrition is a bale out. FYI we collaborate with orthodox medicine and we are doing our best to limit most of the side effect from using chemotherapy.
Back to the question, alcoho…

Vital Organ flushing

We had discussed workaholic organ previously on this blog. And all our thoughts was centered on the liver. Nothwithstanding, we shall still talk about the liver, but we shall not exclude the kidney also. It's even highly recommended that one do kidney flush before doing the liver flushing.

Liver flush is the process of cleaning the liver of gallstone. It is very beneficial to body because it improves the digestive system and helps to relieve pains from shoulders, arms, back and also improves ones general well being.

Liver flush is always preceded by taking in apple juice(It could also be accompany with vegetables) two or three days before the flush. Liver flush is recommended to be done twice a year and it is recommended that one tries to eliminate any bacteria to enable the flush to clean lots of gallstones. We are to start from the month or teeth. We should ensure the teeth is free from bacterial or free metals. The procedure for the flush is not surgical at all, all you need t…

Phytoherapy and myth

Writing this post close to Christmas tempts me to remind us about the Black Friday promotion of Jumia online store. The TCM app is linked to Jumia and konga store and many persons from our app corner had been complaining about how expensive some of the product we recommend on our blog and app is. Jumia's Black Friday is long and it would be discounting 80% off all the product you buy from  the 13th of this month till the 13th of next month. So looking for an opportunity to get traditional products at rock bottom price, now is the time.

There is a popular believe among trado-medicine that there is no ailment which nature haven't provided a solution for; it's just for man to research. Phytotherapy also called herbalism is a natural way of treating ailment by using herbs. If you are a good reader of our post, you would notice we had been discussing African traditional medicine. We had discussed bitter kola, moringa, dogonyaro, bitter leaf. I wanted to talk about ginger today …

Palm wine and Measles

Measles is a respiratory disease that is highly communicable. It is transmitted by the mucus or saliva of an infected patent. It is airborne and could be transmitted when an affected persons sneezes or cough to the air. It is common among children but on a rare case adult contact it also. It's a very big cause of child mortality. World health organization (WHO) had recorded more than 100,000 children less than the ages of 5 whose life had been claimed by measles in 2016.

One traditional way of treating measles is through Palm wine especial among adult. They drink and sometimes pour a little in their bucket of water when having their bath. Children uses coconut water instead of palm wine because of the alcoholic content of Palm wine. I like us to examine these practice to be sure if Palm wine really helps to solve measles or it's just a myth.

Vaccine is usually given to children against measles called measles vaccine. No particular chemotherapy against measles but supportive ca…

Bitter Leaf (Vernonia Amygdalina)

Welcome again to another beautiful day and for my readers in African don't miss out on the upcoming black Friday sales. it's 80% discount on every product so happy Christmas shopping with Jumia.

I am very excited since we started discussing African traditional medicine. Please don't miss out on the post tomorrow on "Muru drink" but today I like to discuss bitter leaf (botanically called Vernonia Amygdalina). In Nigeria, children sees bitter leaf juice and salt as punishment. They were told it is used in curing pile. So when parent discover their children developing sweet-tooth; It's bitter leaf juice time. So I saw it as parents excuse not to give their children pocket change for candy. But could they actually be saying the truth?

Bitter leaf has the ability to grow anywhere  unlike other plants which select a particular climate condition. It's rich in vitamin A, C, E, B1 and B2 and more importantly, it helps to tone vital organs like the liver and kidney…

Malaria and Mental Disorder

Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by plasmodium. Found in female anophilis  mosquito. It is common among Africans and if you're a little observant you'll know we had been talking about African traditional medicine. We had discussed bitter kola, Moringa and now we want to discuss Neem commonly called dogonyaro in Nigeria. It's botanical name is Azadirachta Indica.

Malaria goes with feverish symptoms. Headache, cold, and in ability to eat. Rear among the symptom is mental disorder popularly calld cerebral malaria which is flushed away with quinine. Malaria is commonly treated with Chloroquine or Artesunate. But cerebral malaria is normally treated with quinine. Quinine is also found in tonic drink. But the last time I checked, the side effect of quinine is very enormous. Effects like headache, ringing in the ears, trouble seeing, and sweating. More severe side effects include deafness, low blood platelets, and an irregular heartbeat. Quinine although was synthesis from …

Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera commonly called moringa or drumstick is the most nutrient-rich plant on earth. They are used in traditional medicine to solve more than 300 ailment. It grows mostly in tropical areas. It is rich in vitamin A,B,C,D,E and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium. They are also rich in amino-acid which is scarce among plants. Breast feeding mothers uses it as milk stimulant.

They are very good anti-oxidant to eliminating free radical which helps in warding off heart diseases. it is shown that taken one and a half tea spoon of moringa leaf powder everyday for three month significantly increases blood antioxidant.

One thing people know moringa for is that is used in treating diabetes. Moringa help to lower blood sugar level in a drastic way. 30 women took seven grams of moringa everyday for 30days as a clinical trial and it was discovered that their fasting blood sugar was reduced by 13.5%. Isothiocyanates compound found in moringa leaf is the sugar …


Cactus belong to a family of plants called Cactaceae a family with 127 genres. Cacti the plural form for cactus is know for its moisturizing and  skin smoothing pulp interior.  Cactus exist mostly in places with drought. They exist in dessert even in Atacama dessert the driest place on earth. They have the ability to store water. They are always found succulent compared to where they are found. Cactus possess the ability to preserve the nutrient and water that is stored in the cell. 

Cactus are planted just for the inside of the plant which is a gel. The property of cacti to store and utilize moisture makes it a good moisturizer for the skin. It doesn't only deliver moisture to the lowest  part of the skin but also train the skin to hold moisture. Just as cactus prevent evaporation of moisture for itself so it does the same for the skin and nothing keeps the skin healthy and vibrant than moisture in the skin. Cacti also works as an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals and al…

Calorie Balance (Calories in calories out)

We know we eat to get energy and it's measured in Calories. Just a quick reminder of elementary science. When one eats, food is being digested to glucose, amino-acid etc But glucose give the better energy and it is got from carbohydrate. Through respiration, the broken down compound (glucose) is converted into energy. Excess glucose is store in the liver or body muscles as glycogen to be used later. Here we try to examine the food one eat and energy it produces. If this energy is not consumed (or burnt out), it adds up to the body fat.

Food                                                 Carbohydrate(in grams)                 Calories

Group of Milk

Chocolate milk (1 cup)                                   26                                               208Low fat (2%) milk                                          12                                               121Pudding (any flavour)(1/2 cup)                      30                                               161Skim milk (1 cup…

Bitter kola

Phytotherapy has come to stay and people especially in Africa seek alternative solutions to medicine because they believe it's cheap. One major problem with the practice is that many are of the opinion that the medicine doesn't have a specific dosage to it and doubt if any of the herbs has been tested in the lab and studied to be sure it actually attacks the root cause of the disease or it only works on the symptom Read more to know about Herbalism.  But something a little funny happened when the Ebola epidemic started in Nigeria where everyone wanted to find a vaccine against the virus. People seemed not to minded how silly the remedy could be, they went to the extent of taking their bath with salt. Not that salt bath (sea water or epsom salt) has no health benefit to the skin. We understand Ebola virus can be transmitted via body fluid but it's ridiculous to me that salt bath could be a possible vaccine for Ebola virus not disputing the fact that some solutions happens b…

Sleeping a little extra

We have so many saying that doesn't encourage us to sleep. Let me start with the Holy books "Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare" (Prov 20:13 NIV). My lecturer do exhort us when he wants to teach us punctuality by saying "If you sleep all the time, what would you be doing when you're dead"? Others say why would you sleep for 8hrs a day? They say if you sleep 8hrs a day, you would have slept 10years of your life away when you are 30years. Now statements like this could be a good motivation towards achieving success because we hear most successful people complain that 24hrs isn't enough. Can we just examine why one needs to sleep a little extra.

Clinical research trial was carried out on four grown adult on sleep disorder for three days, three out of the four had blood glucose level which makes them pre-diabetic. Research has show that the lack of good sleep could lead to heart disease, diabetes, and even ob…

Prostate Cancer

Chimdinma Joseph Kalu
"Sir, would you join in trying to raise awareness for prostate cancer? (only men ). Can you please put a on your wall don't comment just send this on to all your male friends .
Hold your finger on this message and hit forward. Cheers!
Oct 14 at 7:17pm · Seen Sat 7:17pm · Sent from Messenger"

We had written a post on now that I'm fifty and many of the men where happy we never talked about them having serious issues at that prime age. It is with a sad heart that I like to inform you that men especial African American men are very susceptible to prostate cancer at this age. Today's write up is centered on men this time.
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive organ found at the exist of the bladder. Prostate cancer could be trace down to family genes. If ones father or brother had prostate cancer, there's a likelihood one could be susceptible. It is common among among elderly men and common among men who like fatty food.

Possible sympt…

TCM App project 4

For those reading our post, you would be familiar with the TCM app project. Those willing to profit from the project would be given a desktop app and a mobile app. The mobile app is for everyone.

Fig 1.0 Green Life TCM desktop app project

The mobile app is designed to help everyone keep in touch with our post. We role out three post daily and to always keep in touch with our post, we expect everyone to have the TCM mobile app. Apart from the fact that the app have three TCM brand infuse in it, it also gives one an opportunity to keep religiously to either orthodox or TCM medication prescribe to the individual. We also ensure that one gets his/her TCM product from notable online store. We link individual up with a qualified TCM expect around Nigeria at the moment. For those in the diaspora, we allow them shop from Markethelth because of its credibility, shipping and refunding policies.

Yes the app contains ads but it doesn't affect the functionality of the app. The project is only …

Health Benefit of sex

Today we are trying to explore the health benefit of having sex. Sex feels good and kept for adult so virgins shouldn't be tempted out of this post to break their virginity but it is important to state the fact that Sex helps one's immune system. It helps the antibodies that fight against sickness. “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD asexual sex expert.

It helps lower the blood pressure. It lowers systolic part of your blood pressure test. It help increase libido in woman. It reduces your rate of heart disease and help balance estrogen and testosterone in the body. When one of these is low, one could be prone to Osteoporosis and heart disease. It is a better form of exercise compare to just sitting and watching movies. 

Orgasm could be a better pain reliever compare to aspirin. Virginal stimulation could be a reliever of chronic back pain and leg pain. Research has shown that men who ejaculate 21 times a month are less likely to have pros…

Cabbage water

In one of our post, we had discussed soaking plantain in water as a remedy to curing ulcer. Now we want to discuss cabbage water. Well cabbage water cures ulcer too but it is better than plantain water in the sense that, plantain contains iron that the body cannot digest but cabbage not only contain iron  but also iodine, calcium, potassium, sulfur, phosphorus. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K and folic acid.

Drinking alcohol destroys some useful bacteria for the digestive system. The best remedy is to quit alcohol but cabbage water can be an alternative therapy to it. Cabbage water test like it sounds. You can prepare it by placing cabbage water in water overnight. You could use the red or green but the red  cabbage is more rich in vitamin C compare to the green. Add a little pinch of sea salt. Cabbage water is a little bitter so you could decide to add lemon and salt to help with the taste.

If you know you like alcohol and you want something to replace the alcohol dest…

Inner Beauty never grow old

Well this blog is focused on health so many persons could infer that I want to talk about beautiful healthy life style to promote health and fitness living (making it an habit) but a little far from it. That post would come another day but today I like to talk about love.
The holy books says "now abound faith, love and hope but the greatest of all is love". I tried thinking around it and I see love connects all together. Faith according to therapy heals in an unbelievable way. I had heard of how a believe (Faith) in water cured serious fever. Now we know faith connect us to the spiritual and love for your God and vice verse connect one to faith and gives one hope to live.

Love could be pictured in three form. The love you have for things and animals, the ultimate love which God has for man and the love you have for another human being which they call Phileo. I am not preaching about your sexuality. Don't want to dive into it but I'm not a fan of sodomy. Still speaki…

lysogenic phase of micro-organism

The reason for today's post was born out of a conversation with a friend who wasn't feeling fever and he was tested in the hospital to still have malaria parasite in his blood stream. He told me he doubted the result that if there wasn't a mistake in the test sample, then the hospital is just scamming people with their test result so I gave him a shocker by telling him 95% of Nigerians would be tested positive to malaria even if they  don't feel malaria fever. It turned into a big argument, so I had to leave the scene.
There's a very terrible Sexually transmitted disease  (STD) that act like our argument. when one contact that disease as a male, you see a little sore on male genitals and just less than two weeks it disappears and one assume it had been conquered without medication. The STD would later appear in the future and may be this time it could had cause an impediment to child bearing (i.e.syphilis).  So it is very possible for a pathogen to remain in the b…

TCM, Orthodox Medicine and Dosage

TCM stands for traditional Chinese medicine it has five basic practice in treating ailment but our focus is on phytotheraphy (the use of herbs in treating ailment). Now these herbs are now refined to look like drugs but it is not TCM practice to call them drugs. We prefer to call them medicine. Orthodox medicine is the conversion medical way to curbing ailment by visiting the hospital and seeing a doctor and he administers pharmaceutical drugs which they call chemotheraphy. This is the aspect of medicine we would consider today. They call theirs drugs while we call ours medicine. Many persons are discourage in using herbs because they believe the medicine could contain the necessary substance to cure the particular ailment that make them sick but they are afraid they may be taking overdose. If you are not sure of the herbs you prepare, we advise you to beware because some plant could be poison. Some persons are not credible so don’t trust their herbs.

Orthodox chemotherapy has a par…

Now that I’m 50

The age is a very wonder period in the life of man. It is at these age one celebrates golden jubilee. The idea of a jubilee in the Hebrew tradition is to stay away from your farm work to let the land fallow and before the jubilee year, the Jews are promised harvest that could sustain them for the jubilee year. What I mean and it is common among those of that age, they tend to relax and enjoy the works of their youth.
It is a wonderful year in the life of a man and a year for one to be very conscious about his or her health so one could continue to live to enjoy a pain free golden jubilee. Some had never visited a dentist since they had been born and funny enough some had never checked their blood pressure. This is because you could not be feeling sick and still be hypertensive. And if you are hypertensive, you are susceptible to cardiac arrest or stroke. Let me quickly suggest a TCM product you could use to manage hypertension. Please read about it yourself. I will do a special blog …

My Gym Companion

Working out could be frustrating if the body shape you so desire or the calories you want to loss is not coming out. You get discouraged and give up on the gym.
What you need is a companion. Some believe they could get it from an app. Well nice but I like to tell you what you don't know about the other guy who you started the gym with uses as a companion and his body shows it. The secret is not a set of gym instructions from an app. This would help too but there is still a magic supplement he uses to build his body containing calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, androgen, amino acid and lots more. The supplement is called Deer Antler.

If you're working out to build your muscles or recover, here is something you need to know about the muscles. There are two different types of muscular hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar. During sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, the volume of sarcoplasmic fluid in the muscle cell increases with no accompanying increase in muscular strength. Dur…

Drug Abuse

People looking at this blog would question the topic because I discuss traditional Chinese Medicine and you would wonder if they are dosage for herbs or food. Another could say since I was able to bring the usefulness of Hemp, maybe I want to encourage the taking of drug abuse so people can continue to get high. But far from the two thought.
Many persons have a fair knowledge of what drug abuse is. Drug abuse is not solely going to the pharmacy to buy drugs that wasn't prescribe to you from a physician but it also include your not religiously taking the drugs as prescribe for you by the doctor. Let me give you an analogy in using orthodox medicine. Well before I jump into that, let me correct this erroneous idea that TCM doesn't work hand in hand with orthodox practice, We compliment orthodox medicine by suggesting food you could take that would make you heal faster. Because sometimes the food could be far fetched from you, we produce it as supplement. So TCM is not anti-orthod…

TCM app project Part 2


TASLY, just like green life as discussed in part one is a TCM brand that rewards it's sales representative of their brand. Just has green life has Danshien pill, TASLY also has theirs as cadiotonic pill. TASLY compensate it's sales representative using two major plan. Stair-step and Binary.
Well it is majorly binary but if you don't get referral you remain in level one which they called independent distributor and your business volume (BV) grows like stair-step. So you start growing when you complete your two referral then you move to level 2. As an independent distributor you get 15% discount from your product sells. I am trying not to quote numbers. As you climb to the next level, you get a different discount and you get certain percentage from your down-line sales.

TCM app project help you grow faster without any startup capital or referral. As stated in part one, if you do referral for yourself, you grow faster. But without referrals, we compen…

Acupuncture and it's practice in Nigeria

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine administered by inserting needle into the body. Well it is not completely proven by science but clinical trials and research has shown that it act as a pain reliever. It is very effective in treating acute back pain.

American Society of Anesthesiologists states it may be considered in the treatment for nonspecific, noninflammatory low back pain only in conjunction with conventional therapy.

Well the practice of inserting needles into the body is not the only form of acupuncture, but it is common among US.  

In Nigeria,  one similar acupuncture practice is the act of placing insertion on the head.  Research in this case has shown that such practices and the phytotherapy added to the insertion has proven to be a good form of antibiotics. This practice is common in the Igbo speaking part of Nigeria.

Also in the Yoruba speaking community the place marks on the body with other insertion to cure ailment. But it's not always reveal and i…