Imagine this news? What a shock to us. What before is planted around our homes, becoming a world remedy. The rejected stone becoming the head stone.
I felt so deeply moved to share this, for I can see that African’s do not have values for what they have. Many a time I have read and watch what is in vogue among us, from food to clothes to medication. In short our entire lifestyle is based on what is foreign or foreign made nowadays.
I have heard many among us term everything made inAfrica or grown in Africa as fake. The worst one is our African traditional medicine which many of my brothers and sisters who are now the elite educated ones nowadays term as demonic and evil.
Africa is blessed with many herbal roots, plants and leaves, some of which are in time past part of our meals and these on known to this know it all generation is what has helped the older generation to live healthy but because of our ignorance we are scrabbling them off our menus to eat what we tern as healthy meals which are unhealthy.
Herbs was part of our daily lives as Africans, even in the 80s and early 90s but today no way. We had effective herbs for fever, leaves gotten from around us that cost nothing. From tea leaves (lemon grass) to gogoyaro, lime lives, guava leaves, pawpaw leaves, mango leaves. We had for cold lime or lemon squeezed and added with gin or honey.
We had herbal preparation for children convulsion that was so effective more than anything from the hospital, we had herbal remedy for new born jaundice which was faster and very effective than the medical way of sunbathing or extracting blood from the baby by little by little many of our own people started abandoning these very effective herbs for medicine (tablets)
It is no shock, this is a wake up call. For generation bitter leave has been part of our meal. We plant it behind our homes. This plant being used for soup is why many of our parents gone today never had the high blood pressure the younger generation suffer from. I remembered as a kid my mum would make us wash this leaves for soup but the bitter water from it is put in a container for everyone of us to drink before meal and before bed. it helped with stomach ache, it also was a dytocifer for the system.
We have this wonderful leave/herb for high blood pressure, diabetics, cleansing and so much more it does but yet our people are dying everyday of these same ailments. Why? one may ask because of ignorance I would say. Ignorance of depending on the conventional modern European medicine and neglecting ancient pure remedies from our natures bounty and that same mentality that everything Africa is evil, except the Western world says other wise.
This is just the beginning, be ready to buy bitter leave planted in your backyard, refined from the Western world at a very exorbitant rate. After all it’s not today we started this whole folly.
BY ALFREDO CLINT AJE.
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My joy indeed in this is that our fore fathers were not daft or illiterates or backward as they were often termed. They knew herbs/medicine, they practice medicine that were very effective even more than the foreign medications. What do we say now that the western world is selling us our own creation just like every thing else?