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HEALING HERBS: The power of the 3 Os


ANNETTE MAYNARD-WATSON, [email protected]

HEALING HERBS: The power of the 3 Os

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OMNIPRESENT. OMNIPOTENT. OMNISCIENT.

I shouted daily in my mind. How was I going to overcome my mental challenges if I did not tap into my spirit? I repeated these three words over and over – Omnipresent. Omnipotent. Omniscience. Omnipresent means that the divine presence of the Creator encompasses the universe. Omnipotent means the Creator is all powerful and omniscient means that the Creator is all-knowing. The Creator knows the past, the present and the future. Having this type of power makes us unique. However, what makes each of us stand out is putting the power of the three Os into effect. 

Today, are you aware of your power? Are you burdened with a health challenge? Then call on one of the three Os and use them in combination with one of your home-made herbal tinctures.  

On January 4 in my column titled Some Definitions Of Herbal Terms, a tincture was defined as an extract of a plant made by soaking herbs in a dark place with a desired amount of either glycerin, alcohol or vinegar for two to six weeks. The liquid is strained from the plant material and then may be used therapeutically.

Tinctures are noted as having a stronger healing response when compared to decoctions and infusions. The base for the tincture can be alcohol. It is advisable not to use rubbing, industrial or methyl alcohol. The silent doctors being used to make the tincture may be dried or green. Additionally, non-alcoholic tinctures can be made from apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar or glycerol.

Many silent doctors are located in the Barbados and Caribbean environment and are excellent for making tinctures. In particular, I enjoy experimenting with silent doctor gully root tincture or associated blends which are excellent for treating many challenges, including sexual impotence. Here is my recipe:

2 oz dried herbs, 1 cup water, 2 cups alcoholic liquid

1. Place the dried herb in the water.

2. Add the vodka or other alcohol base.

3. Add the water, store in a dark place for 15 days and shake the liquid every three days.

4. Pour the mixture through cheese cloth into a sterilised bowl.

5. Pour the strained liquid into a dark dropper bottle. Use as instructed. This liquid can last for five years.

Tinctures can be transported in your handbag for immediate use if you feel the need to relax.

So I implore you to go out there and locate your silent doctors and try brewing your tinctures.                        

Remember omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient are attributes of us and silent doctors can heal even at a cellular level.

• 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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