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Peeling tree can cleanse the blood


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Peeling tree can cleanse the blood

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SOMEWHERE DEEP in a gully, in an under-cliff area or in a lonely place in Barbados lies a silent doctor that amazes us with its peeling bark. This tree can grow 15 metres tall.
Its fruit is reddish-purple and shaped like an American football. Admittedly, this week ends my presentation about some of the healing trees in Barbados.
This tree is also known birch gum tree, turpentine tree or West Indies birch by Barbadians. In other countries it is known by various names, including gumbo-limbo, copperwood and chaca.
It is imperative for you to go and locate this tree that I call “Glory does not Hide” because the trees that we need are there hoping we discover and use them for healing.
Research shows that silent doctor birch gum tree can be used to treat many health challenges. It can cleanse the blood, heal wounds, stop bleeding, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, increase urination, libido and perspiration, reduce inflammation and fever.
The bark especially can be used for skin afflictions, sores, measles, sunburns, insect bites and rashes. Internally as a tea it can treat urinary tract infections, pain, colds, flu, sunstroke, fever, and it purifies the blood. Further research shows that in some countries it is used to treat back pain, hunger, rheumatism, corns, hernia, fatigue, obesity, diarrhoea, nephritis sores, asthma, dropsy, dysentery, veneral disease and yellow fever. 
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On the website www.ehow.com/way_5625203_mayan-used-treat-skin-problems.html  the following has been revealed about birch gum tree.
“According to an article published by CNN on November 5, 1998, Bursera simaruba is being studied by NASA scientists as a possible cure to the disease called chagas, which is caused by a parasite that infects cuts and open sores on human skin. Bursera simaruba is available in bulk from several online retailers that specialize in rain forest and Latin American herbs.”
Additionally, in a study published in the Journal Of Ethnopharmacology in May 2004, researchers in Venezuela found that an extract of Bursera simaruba applied topically had anti-inflammatory activity comparable to that of a pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drug.
Finally, for the past three weeks through this column, silent doctors woman’s tongue, golden shower and frangipani were presented and were well received. You must cherish these articles and respect the trees located around Barbados. When you discover these trees, avoid exploiting them. Moringa is a tree that is now being exploited and this should stop.
 Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via [email protected] or by telephone 250-6450.
 DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.

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