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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 …