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HEALING HERBS: Calendar of silent doctors

ANNETTE MAYNARD-WATSON, [email protected]

HEALING HERBS: Calendar of silent doctors

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I CANNOT GIVE YOU a 2016 Banks calendar with a wonder girl in a black and red bikini with a matching top. However, I can offer you through this column a keepsake with a monthly selection of silent doctors. 

This calendar is titled Bajan Healing Herbs For 2016. You can share this article based on academic research and try locating these healing herbs and using them for prevention and healing of health challenges.

Throughout this year, I received information from readers of this column who were ecstatic about positive results they gained from including herbs in their everyday meals. I have gained a greater appreciation for writing this column and serving the public as the results continue to spread good cheer. I implore you to use this calendar as a guide towards better health. It is my gift to all readers of this column.

Bajan Healing Herbs Calendar For 2016

Month, Silent Doctor and Recommendation

January: Blue Vervain – diabetes, jaundice, colds, insomnia, nervous complaints, sores.

February: Pomegranate – excess gas, prostate cancer, impotence, intestinal parasites.

March: Aloe vera – lowers cholesterol, treats shingles, urinary tract infections.

April: Mango – anaemia, asthma, sexual enhancement, insomnia, headache.

May: Sweet potato – ulcers, diabetes, obesity, constipation, dengue fever. 

June: Nettle – appetite suppressant, kidney stones, improves goiters.

July: Cerasee – purgative, eczema, ulcers, colds, fever, scabies, psoriasis.

August: Gully Root – reduces pain, kills cancer cells, reduces anxiety, kills bacteria.

September: Clove – vaginal discharge, premature ejaculation, coughs, colds, asthma.

October: Okra – acid reflux, depression, decreases the risk of multiple sclerosis.

November: Cow itch – parasites, reduction of fever, lowering blood sugar, calming of nerves.

December: Sorrell – blood pressure, lowers the risk of strokes, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Finally, as 2016 draws near, I implore all readers to continue to explore with all types of silent doctors. It is best to begin with nurturing a kitchen garden loaded with them. When cultivating your kitchen garden, ensure that all silent doctors are arranged to bring the garden alive through colour and height. 

A good example is planting different colour peppers in the same garden bed. This will not only brighten the garden but will assist with making you relaxed and stress free. The more balanced the garden, the greater sense of satisfaction you will feel.

It is also advisable to observe their growth pattern and seasonal bearing. These factors are necessary so we can preserve all fruits and vegetables so that they would be available for health and healing throughout the year.  

• 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.