Monday, August 21, 2017

Ginger - worth growing

For the those willing to tread the natural path to healing both for preventative therapies and for treating states of discomfort, a series of easily obtained alternative medicinals follows in the next lot of newsletters.

It is unlikely that corporates will control these foods, which could be used for medication. Guaranteed some will try and with the continued centralization of the powers of greed and system mongers, the future outcome is dicey.

What may happen is that the large pharmaceutical corporations could get control of the alternative herbal and mineral market. They are trying hard enough motivated by a gnawing greed.

Bayer is trying to merge with Monsanto.
This would make Bayer control most of the world food supply, leader in genetic manipulation of the basic food crops , major purveyor of pesticides which attack the soul of the earth and corrupt enough to write the safety rules for the medicine it peddles.
This kind of evil promotes questions and actually confirms the insanity of the so called normal system permeating the planet.

At the same time one cannot disregard the wonders of healing brought about by mainstream medication, even though the medical profession including most doctors of all kinds, alternative healers and most hospitals are perceived by many to be lacking in intrinsic value.

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Zingiber officinale

A synergist is not an outcast from a right wing religious group. Rather like a preacher at Hyde Park corner, it spreads the word--it makes open the way.

Ginger works so with drugs and other herbs to facilitate their spread throughout the body and enhance their action so ye with cold feet leave the bottle and head for the eastern gift, a cup of ginger. Apart from calming nervous tension it eases the passage of blood to the extremities by opening the blood vessel walls and thinning the collection of platelets, which thicken the blood, and in so doing lowers high blood pressure and helps in thrombosis and heart disease.

It may help pain of the digestive system from cramps of ulcerative colitis to mild dyspepsia. Because of its pain relieving ability and anti-inflammatory properties it has been used in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and other chronic inflammations with no side effects unlike Isoprofen...

Issues which have escalated because of the ""we want it now syndrome" have resulted in serious resistance to antibiotics--this will put us back into the medical dark ages. Technology helps but have we ever left that era?
Some "people" think it may be a good thing that antibiotics are becoming useless and we may be due for major global epidemics since the planet earth can only hold so many people and we are getting close to point zero.

Even the patient mother Gaia is giving warning with climate change and increases in catastrophes. Tsunamis and earthquakes are but a few symptoms of an earthly healing crisis.
Natural antibiotics will become used more regularly; e.g. raw honey has a great record over the past few thousand years.

This reality is extreme and frightening and if you feel nauseous, cups of ginger tea will help. Indeed any type of nausea and vomiting can be helped. Air and seasickness, morning sickness nausea and nausea from chemotherapy (which is being questioned regarding its effectiveness as a therapy) may be relieved with a cup of ginger tea.

Migraine sufferers may benefit from a cuppa to quell the associated nausea.

The current tea preparing procedure is to use dried ginger--about 1/5th of a teaspoon of powdered ginger to a cup of boiling water. At this dosage it can be had about 4x per day.
Add a bit of honey and lemon.
The classic method of in depth therapy is to juice 4-thumb size pieces of fresh ginger: add 2.5 cups of hot water, a teaspoon of honey and a dash of lemon--cover (to prevent the volatile oils from evaporating) and brew for 4 hours--drink a little every few hours. If you don't have a juicer, grate a thumb size portion of fresh ginger and treat it the same way as the juice.
It is strong and may burn hence the addition of honey and lemon or lime but it is potent for coughs and colds and some bacterial infections caused by streptococcus and other bacteria, which have become resistant to antibacterials --- sore throat and some digestive system cancers such as stomach and colon cancer may benefit.
Being a synergist it also helps the passage of antibiotics to where they are meant to be.

For a sweetarian, a nice and effective way of getting ginger into the system is via eating crystallized ginger.

Bacterial diarrhoea is a major cause of death in undeveloped countries--research has shown that gingers' volatile oil Zingerone is as effective as any antibiotic currently used and without any side effects, so W.H.O is it not time to do some good instead of propping up big Pharma.
Gingers' effect on flatulence is likely due to its effect on increasing the flow of bile into the intestines (cholagogue) Its function in fat metabolism could be used for slimming purposes and social grace.

If you suffer from gallstones it is not advisable to drink ginger otherwise no side effects are recorded.
Ginger may boost the immune system in preventing certain cancers-researchers indicate that leukaemia liver, lung, stomach cancer to mention a few, benefit by the volatile oils stimulating the apoptosis (cell death) of the cancer cells.

So, can a pharmaceutical company manufacture a drug that does all that and also lowers cholesterol and has a great effect in healing the effects of diabetes mellitus? Nope--go home Monsanto. We don't want genetic culling of humanity yet - we need a chance to migrate to the stars.

When dealing with a breakdown in one aspect of the body health, it may be wise to treat the whole system rather than focus on a single organ or system. In this way mixtures of herbs may work more effectively than a single herb--some helping with elimination and detoxing.Our mixtures contain herbs, which do all that and fortify the mineral and vitamin supply hence providing a more complete healing process with no side effects.
The process of cutting a herb generates heat so the finer the cut of the herb so too does the potency diminish that little bit. So I recommend the rough tea cut rather than teabags even though it appears to be a mission to make in the rush rush everyday world.

Guidance with professional health practitioners from the naturopath, sangoma, dietician, alternative healer to a MD is an responsible course of action when dealing with any substance affecting your health.

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These herb properties are directly connected to and derived from the forces of nature - if you want to call it Godhead, Greater hierarchy, Krishna, Yaveh, Allah, it does not matter--these are the forces that we can trust today. So treat the herbs with the respect due to a great natural force, never mind the ravings of a semi lunatic political, media force doing their best to undermine common sense.
Prevention is better than cure.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Have been off line for some time as I lost my sight.  Now I can see again and what a joy to be able to see my garden and my veggies growing .  I have redone my aloe garden and put in other features.  I will post pictures soon.  I have planted a herb section behind my garage where I have herbs and lettuce as well as spinach and rocket all ready to pick fresh for my kitchen. 
As I could not see I did not notice the weeds and overgrowth and have had all that cleared and now see roses blooming.  Now we can keep up to date on the condition of the garden.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Autumn in Zimbabwe - disposing of leaves

On Behalf Of Dr Lisa Marabini

Autumn is here, the leaves are falling and already an alarming number of residential bonfires are being set. Choking on an inconsiderate neighbour's leaf smoke is more than just an irritation: it can pose serious health risks. The open burning of leaves produces particulate matter and hydrocarbons (similar to those found in tobacco smoke), which contain a number of toxic, irritant, and carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compounds, as well as carbon monoxide.

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·    2. Because leaves are often moist and burn without proper air circulation (those insidious smouldering fires that last all night!), they often burn poorly, producing high levels of hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are chemicals, e.g. aldehydes and ketones, that can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, and can cause cancer in the long term.
·    3. Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas that results from incomplete combustion in burning leaf piles. Carbon monoxide is absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs and combines with red blood cells. This reduces the amount of oxygen the red blood cells can absorb and supply to body tissues. Unborn children, newborn infants, smokers, the elderly, and persons with heart and chronic lung disease are the most susceptible to carbon monoxide.
Additionally, burning organic matter also releases carbon dioxide into the air which can contribute to global warming and climate change. Current CO2 levels in the world are 391 parts per million (ppm), a whopping 111ppm greater than pre-industrial levels of 280ppm! 
We need to take protecting our air quality seriously. I'm sure nobody wants to don respirators just to go outside as residents have to do in Beijing. Our children may well be faced with that prospect if we do not do something. There are 7 billion people that we share this planet with, and we each need to make sure we are not part of the problem.
The eco-friendly alternative of disposing leaves is to make compost. Composting is a simple process that involves placing yard trimmings and other organic materials such as vegetable peelings into a pile or bin. Microorganisms gradually break down the yard trimmings. The process is speeded up by watering the compost heap and turning it occasionally to mix in oxygen. You can cover with plastic once watered to keep the moisture in. Use the compost to enrich your soil - your plants will love it.

Also, don't be afraid to educate your neighbours on the hazards of leaf burning. Awareness is needed. 


Dr Lisa Marabini
Director, AWARE Trust
Cell: 0712 886650

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Natural Flea Deterrent

 Natural Flea Deterrent If you have fleas in your area I have discovered Fennel is the answer. Bought for under $5 at most nurseries (or they can get it in for you). Plant it in a pot outside your dog kennel or in 500mls of hot water place about 3 generous sprigs (crushed up)and let cool strain and spray the water inside kennel, or you can pick fennel, scrunch it in your hand until the juices flow and rub it into your dogs coat (my dogs don't mind) they seem to like the aniseed flavour and the fleas hate it. If you plant it in your garden keep it away from all beans, tomatoes, kohlrabi and coriander.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

National Botanical gardens in harare

The 58-hectare National Botanic Gardens contain examples of the diverse plant life that thrive in Harare's pleasant climate. Most Zimbabwean species are  represented, as well as specimens from Southern Africa. It's a great place to spend the day.  One can walk one's dog, have a light meal in the restaurant and generally enjoy the situation.  Societies such as the Tree Society and the Aloe and Cactus Society are regular visitors.  It is good to know that this park is still very much in existance.  There is a herbarium when specimens can be identified and a plant nursery.  For anyone interested in Zimbabwe plants this is one definate place to visit.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It is summer again!

At last summer is with us although, like the rest of the world our weather has changed.  It is cool and wet  - meaning our vegetables are suffering - what was a good vegetable garden is now producing weather damaged crops!  Anyway at least we have fresh and organically grown produce.

The worst hit seem to be the marrows and squash - a pity as we love to eat them.  Perhaps we will have a day of sun shortly!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Epsom Salt Fertilizer

Now spring is nearly with us in Zimbabwe we are planting seeds for our veggie garden.  We do not use any form of fertiliser but we do use compost and i have come across this recipe which sounds quite useful and harmless..  It is good as Houseplant food, Vegetable fertilizer and Rose fertiliser.

•1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt
•1 gallon water
in a watering can
Use the solution to water your plants.
Repeat once a month.

Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: are houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.
Good gardening!