Barley grass not the least of greens

I DO not know why BARLEY GRASS always escapes my thoughts whenever I work with the greens. Yet this is one green, medicinal herb I have had deep respect for since Dr. George Malkhmus...

‘The Big VD’ and cold fish syndrome

Let's not beat about the bush...The big VD is not about any terrible venereal disease...but about VAGINAL DRYNESS! And the cold fish syndrome? That's about women who fail to light up in the bedroom...

Chibok girls, ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’

WELCOME back home, chibok girls. I wonder if we can call them girls any longer. In about three years of captivity inside a forest ruled by Boko Haram's rag tag army, they have gone...

Mama Ezinne, Florence Fusi, Dr. Robson Momoh

SOMETIME in November or December last year, I had one of those dreams which keep one on one's toes. I was on a highway, and at what looked like a road intersection, I saw...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2018 (7)

WHEN we go on a walk with Mother Nature in her wondrous healing gardens, we are never in want of remedies for all kinds of ailments. That is one of the lessons taught in...

HOW TO STOP VISIBLE OR INTERNAL BLEEDING

 I hate the sight of blood. When I am donating blood, I close my eyes because the sight of blood flowing from my body to the blood bottle may make me faint. In 1985,...

CHAPPED LIPS, WHITES, CRACKED HEELS, SCHITZOPHRENIA (1)

We live in a world of QUESTIONS and ANSWERS. If there were no questions and answers, there would be no airplanes and airports, motor cars, radio and television stations and skyscrapers, to mention a...

Depression and rising cases of suicide in Nigeria

CONTROVERSY is still trailing the death of Nigerian Navy's Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli, who was originally thought to be Nigeria's latest suicide case. The late Rear Admiral Ikoli was the fleet commander of...

Welcome Ladies, to Panty Liner Vogue

What may be described as another revolution in hygienic care of a woman’s secret place is sweeping quietly through Nigeria. Gone for good are those days when the 20th Century grandmother caught her monthly...

Tapeworm in the brain, parasite cleansing (Part 3)

As I sit behind my desk to write this column and call for a glass of lemon grass leaf tea to start the day, I do not fail to request that the mug be...

In The Other Room