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Nigeria’s pregnant women, children still dying like rat

MY mother bled to death on 5 August 1959, unable to expel the placenta after the birth of her fifth child, the fourth boy. I was too young then at nine to understand what...

Kidney stones, gall bladder stones, stone crushers (2)

WRITING about kidney and gallbladder stones and stone-melting or crushing herbs and substances in the first part of this series last week, I remembered some of the unforgettable staff of The Comet newspaper. I...

Kidney stones, gall bladder stones, stone crushers (1)

SOME herbs often hibernate from memory only to pop up in emergencies such as one of my natural health chat group members ran into last week. Her husband, 45, came down with calcium oxalate...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (6)

THERE are two deficits in this series to remind us of the herbs and other natural medicines which helped to safeguard our health last year. One is the conclusion on the feature on SODIUM....

Some herbal guardians of health in 2018 (5)

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus spp.) TWO deaths last month got me thinking about Hawthorn berries. Just before the first one, I noticed that one of my acquaintances always breathed heavily, almost gasping for breath, on little...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (4)

This series is all about reminding ourselves of those herbs and food supplements which were guardians of our health last year. This fourth part of the series presents coconut water, Maria Treben bitters and...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2018 (3)

THE bell rings again for the train to move on. Its passengers are those herbs we may number among the guardians of health in 2017 for many readers of this column. We do not...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (2)

YEAR 2018 is unfolding, gradually pulling away from 2017 towards 2019. This process reminds me of what happens when a human soul leaves the flesh, in what we call death on earth. As the...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (1)

THE year just gone by, 2017, was an exciting one. By exciting I mean that many readers of this column in need of help for their health received many opportunities to do so. Thanks...

Healing touches of 4 O’clock flower, Marvel of Peru

HAPPY New year. We pray to migrate to a New year from the old with no deficit carry-over, lest an old wine inexcusably find its way into a new bottle. But this is almost...

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