Showing posts with label Wealth. Show all posts
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

#NewYearBodyGoals: Detox with Bitterleaf juice

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Happy new year! After a wonderful feast during the festivities, it is time to listen to ones body. A good way to do so is by detoxification, which is a type of alternative medicine treatment that aims to rid the body of unspecified "toxins". Not bad if you ask me since we might be having #NewYearBodyGoals. Without spending money of drugs and medicines, you can make do so with the bitterleaf plant right at your back yard!

Now, bitter-leaf, botanically known as  vernonia amydalina, is an ubiquitous plant. To the  Igbos, it is called Onugbu, to the Hausas, it is known as Shirakawa while the Yorubas call it Ewuro.  It is called Bitterleaf because of its bitterness from the leaves to the stems to the roots and bark.

This plant is used as a delicacy mostly in the eastern part of Nigeria. However, it is not just a delicacy, it has medicinal value.

The bitter-leaf plant contains Vernodalin, Venomygdin and Saponins, which is good for the body system particularly  the kidney and liver.    It is advisable to take your bitter leaf juice  fresh.  Most times, boiling or cooking reduces the potency of most herbs.

When you have a sweet tooth, ice cream, chocolates, cakes and everything sweet become quite appealing but from time to time, it is good to detox ones system particularly the liver and kidney. The extract from bitter leaf i.e.juice is one way to detox your body from all toxins and impurities.

Below are some of the many uses of bitter leaf juice:

Pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice. Add a pinch of salt to three tablespoons of the undiluted juice and drink to stop the stomach ache.

Skin Infection:
For skin infections such as ring worm, itching, rashes and eczema, the pure, undiluted extract of bitter leaf is excellent. Simply apply it to the affected part daily.

Bitter leaf juice does not only reduces the sugar-level, it also helps to repair the pancreas. Simply squeeze ten handfuls of the fresh leaves in ten liters of water and take two glasses thrice daily for one month, this amounts to six glasses daily.

Loss of Memory
To cure memory loss, take one glass thrice daily for a least two months.

Prostrate Cancer
Prostrate cancer is common among men who are over forty years old. Its symptom is difficult and painful urination, among others. Bitter leaf is very good for this ailment.  It increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, as well as regulates the spread of the cell. Simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily.

General Weakness:
For vitality and vigour, squeeze the bitter leaves in water and take a glass thrice daily. Be sure to experience a new lease of energy.

Bitter leaf solution calms the nerves, strengthens the muscles and cleanses the system.

Squeeze the fresh leaves of the plant in water.  Take a glass-full thrice daily. Warm the solution on fire each time before drinking. Remember, do not boil, just warm. Then continue the medication for a month.

Bitter leaf extract has done wonders for those suffering from sleeplessness. Simply take two glasses of bitter leaf solution every night.  You will experience great calm and well being.  You may add a little honey if needed.

Arthritis or rheumatism patients who have tried bitter-leaf solution as described above attest to its effectiveness.  It soothes inflamed joints and eliminates the pain.


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

But all that glitters is not gold now

What's up with ladies and material things? From my own angle, it is not just a lady's thing. It applies to every Tom, Dick and Harry. Truth be told, everybody desires the good things of life-lots of money, fancy clothes, luxuriously furnished mansion, posh cars, latest gadgets and the list is endless. The desire is not bad but when it becomes out of control or one has to break a bank then wahala dey!

These days people want to cut corners to have access to wealth. They don't want to go through the process. The process could be long and quite stressful but that what makes the journey interesting. When the opportunity presents itself to get wealthy and live large, one would not think twice before grabbing it, myself inclusive.

Brings me to the point that keeping up with the Joneses.  Trying to gain acceptance and recognition. Like they say all na for show. Have you come across persons who drive posh cars but can afford to fuel it? They still beg for transport fares from their friends who live ordinarily. What of those that use the latest phone but still borrow people's phone to browse because they cannot buy data for their latest gadget.

What's the point of wearing designers clothes and you still beg for meals? Is it not  pointless driving a very expensive car and yet the person remains a tenant?

All these show that all that glitters is not gold. Some people are simply living other people's lives. They are faking it. The rule of fake it to make it does not apply here.

On one fateful day, I came across a display picture, where a girl gave a dude wrong number after he had toasted her in a shopping mall. Obviously, the girl in question was not interested in him and all his gibberish talk. So she had formulated wrong numbers and had given him to sha drive him away. But the moment she saw him enter a homer jeep, the story took a new twist. The girl left all that she was doing and pursued him in the jeep screaming that she had given him wrong numbers. This harm could be undone because the jeep had sped off leaving the poor girl regretful.

My point is why is she so sure that the guy is the owner of the jeep? For crying out loud, he could have been a driver or something?Or he could have borrowed his friend's or uncle's jeep to impress people at the mall. My candid advice to the girl-take chill pills,  remember all that glitters is not gold...