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HEALING HERBS: Pepino heals, boosts stamina


ANNETTE MAYNARD-WATSON

HEALING HERBS: Pepino heals, boosts stamina

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When Eve saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to Adam, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realised they were naked; . . . – Genesis 3:6,7

THE STORY OF ADAM AND EVE, which was revolving in my mind last week, caused me to be spiritually embattled. I willingly struggled to ascertain from my higher self why I was having that type of visualisation.

Then it all came to me, the tranquility of relaxing on one of those offshore islands and the divine familiarity of the Garden of Eden was overwhelming.

Yes! Amidst all the recession challenges and the emotional drainage there is a desire by many Barbadians to relax on a true herbal paradise minus the crooks, villains and stress.

I believe that a state-of-the-art, exclusive herbal paradise will become a reality shortly.

In the meanwhile, the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened by consuming a fruit grown in Eden. Let us also open our spiritual eyes by investigating the exotic fruit named silent doctor Pepino.

Pepino also known as tree melon or melon pear, is native to the temperate region of Chile, Peru and Colombia. It tastes like a pear and melon and has round flat edible seeds.

Research revealed that pepino can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, increase stamina, assist stroke victims to heal more rapidly, promotes cardiovascular health, prevents cancer, regulates blood sugar and eases constipation. It can assist with liver disease and can soothe aches and pains.

It can also boost the immune system, is an excellent diuretic and tends to sooth gastric ulcers. It is loaded with vitamins A, C, K and the B vitamins. It also contains nutrients including iron, fibre, copper, potassium, calcium, protein and carbohydrates.

Finally, as the Caribbean is loaded with a wide variety of medicinal plants, it is important for us to preserve them while borrowing samples like rambutan and other exotic fruit trees from the international world to shape an exciting unique herbal fusion.

Adam and Eve may be regretting disobeying the Creator since they were banished from Eden. We the descendents must reclaim Eden by preserving nature through recycling, seeking wisdom from the “Most High”, cleansing the polluted environment, introducing drastic re-education and preciously tending to our esteemed medicinal plants. Remember, Ezekiel 47:12  “the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”

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 direccton of your health care provider.

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