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HEALING HERBS: Minnie root widely used in tonics

ANNETTE MAYNARD-WATSON, [email protected]

HEALING HERBS: Minnie root widely used in tonics

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HAVE YOU EVER heard about the Akashic Records?

Do you know where they are kept? Are you afraid or proud about what is stored on your Akashic Records?

The website has revealed that “The Akashic Records” or “The Book of Life” can be equated to the universe’s supercomputer system. It is this system that acts as the central storehouse of all information for every individual who has ever lived upon the earth.

The website further noted that “the Akashic Records contain the entire history of every soul since the dawn of creation. These records connect each one of us to one another”. 

About 25 years ago when I was enlightened about the Akashic Records, many thoughts entered my mind. It was there and then that I began to transform my life and aim towards forgiveness, peace, joy, wealth, good health and mastery of life.

Transformation is not an easy path to travel but I am always willing to be challenged to change. This week I want each one of us to reflect on what is stored on our spiritual records. If we all had access to each other’s records, would we all faint after reading them?

One of the silent doctors which assisted me through the understanding of the Akashic Records is silent doctor ruellia tuberosa, also known as Minnie root, meadow weed, bluebell, cracker plant, fever root,  pink-striped trumpet lily, poppy pod, duppy gun and snapdragon root. Surprisingly, I found this healing herb along the East Coast Road in Barbados when it was blooming.

Good for toothaches

So what do I know about Minnie root? The webpage says “the roots are used to treat stomach ache, toothache, heat in the heart, urinary tract infections and diabetes”. Minnie root can also treat the common cold, high cholesterol, muscle strain, heart ailments, urinary problems, joint pain and fever. 

The webpage shows that “Haitians use the leaf, flower and root as a diuretic and in decoctions. The Peruvians suggest that an infusion is used for bronchitis, flu, gonorrhoea, headache, inflammation, leprosy, pain and wounds. Minnie root can also treat leucorrhea, pelvis pain and feelings of weakness”.

Likewise, research indicates that “the plant serves as an aphrodisiac, is also used to improve the potency of semen and is a common ingredient in root tonics that are marketed towards men who are looking to improve their overall sexual performance”.

As I study my Minnie root brews, I am ecstatic about its varied health benefits. It is then imperative for us to continue to strive towards perfection.

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.