Include these herbs and spices to ward off Malaria and Typhoid - Grace Ngo Foundation

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Include these herbs and spices to ward off Malaria and Typhoid

Garlic:  

Much has been said and written about garlic and its potency in warding off cold, reducing inflammations and improving quality of life even when all hope seems lost on pharmaceutical drugs and antibiotics, yet it is not enough.  Garlic contains a rare substance allicin and sulphur which makes it highly toxic to bacteria and other microbes. If you are always battling with Malaria and typhoid, the best remedy to keep them off you is to be close to garlic daily.  You can make a paste with garlic and honey and start your day with a teaspoon of this paste on empty stomach after your water therapy to keep them off you
  Lemon grass
Commonly called lemon grass, Cymbopogon citratus belongs to the plant family Graminae. To the French it is citronelle, citronella in Portuguese. In Nigeria the Edos call it eti; Efik, ikon eti; Hausa, tsauri; Ibibio, myoyaka makara; Igbo (Owerri), achara ehi and Yoruba, kooko oba.
Until now, lemon grass is used in different parts of the world in the treatment of digestive disorders, fevers, menstrual disorder, rheumatism and other joint pains. The essential oil of the plant is used for the treatment of skin diseases.  But most importantly it is mixed freely with other herbs called (agbo) in western Nigeria for the treatment of Malaria and similar ailments.  The leaves of lemon grass also works alone when cooked and taken as tea mostly in the morning or sometime in severe cases of Malaria, during home remedy, the patient is made to Bath with the water mixed mildly in water or inhaled to induce sweating, in all of these ways, lemon grass helps reduce fever and ward off Malaria. 
2.  Lemon and other citrus: 
 We are all aware of the benefits of citrus fruits to health due to their high content of vitamin C.   Vitamin C is an antioxidant which wards off cold and other infections. If vitamin C is taken in sufficient dose regularly, disease, inflammations, bacteria including Malaria cannot successfully bring us down.  Remember that vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and must be replenished daily. 
Ginger:
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.
The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon is making waves today overtaking many known and common spices especially in Nigeria due to information.  Today we know that cinnamon is not only  biblical food referred to as sweet cinnamon.   Exodus 30:22-29 expressly says. "The Lord siad to Moses"  Take thou also unto thee principal spices of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much... You can other references describing cinnamon as a principal or chief spice, which explains more of the ancient regard and positive reference to cinnamon. Apart from this, cinnamon is known to combat obesity, inflammations, ward of diabetes, clear cardiovascular problems, ward off cold, deal with Insomnia, reduce pains, increase energy and many more.  In doing all these, cinnamon wards of Malaria and other infections by strengthening your immune system.  If you suffere Malaria and typhoid frequently, it is advisable to include cinnamon as a regular spice.  
You  can mix honey and cinnamon to a paste which you can either start your day with on empty stomach or close your day with half teaspoon of the paste on empty stomach to help ward off cold, reduce blood pressure and help with insulin response and keep you healthy.  Wards of infections including typhoid and Malaria. 
Honey:
Honey is another ancient and biblical food that must be in your kitchen if you want to keep the doctor away. Apart from possessing antibacterial, anti inflammatory, and several other healing properties. Honey goes well with most herbs and spices as a carrier food to provide a base for various spices and herbs to work as medicine. It is also a food that works as medicine.  During serious Malaria or typhoid fever attack when the stomach is not able to accommodate any other food.  Honey is always  and remains the last hope for energy and essential nutrients until the body picks up again. 
Saint leaf
Those who encountered chronic diarrhea have found help using saint leaf.  The leaf possess anti inflammatory, antifungal and other properties that fight cold and infections particularly Malaria and typhoid.  Most bacteria and infections find their to host in the intestine.   So once the intestine is defeated then your immune system and entire health is defeated.  This is the more reason we must work to protect our gut health by consuming foods that will help it stay strong. Saint leaf can be used in cooking as a condiment or herb or squized in water mixed with bitter leaf to reduce sugar in the body as some do testify.  When sugar is reduced, your immune system starts winning. 
Tumeric
Tumeric root is high in antioxdant and is beneficial for everything that Supports healthy body.  Tumeric Supports key organs like, liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and blood pressure. Tumeric is best absorbed when mixed with black pepper, or ginger.  It is an antifungal food, kills pain, kills inflammations associated with ailments like Malaria and typhoid. If you suffer boots of fever regularly followed by pains signalling Malaria and typhoid.  Better always have Tumeric in your kitchen.  You can add it to your clooking or crush with some ginger, add honey and hot water and take as tea.  I like to add milk.  To give more Calming and sleep inducing effect with more nutrients like calcium. 
Black pepper:  
Generally, most peppers like cayenne are not bad towards Malaria, but the best and toughest against Malaria and other bacteria infections are those tiny black peppers.  Use them in your cooking or just chew about five peppers if you feel cold.  It is also great for blood pressures reduction and Constipation. 
Pineapple:
 Pineapple is a raw food that is easily digestible and rich in vitamin C, potassium and  water for resisting and warding of diseases and infections.  It is anti inflammatory and a natural pain killer and detoxifier.  Regular consumption of pineapples in moderation will ensure a stronger immune system which keeps Malaria and typhoid fevers away.
Bitter Leaf:
 This is another common leaf that has helped me over the years to keeping Malaria and typhoid attacks under control. High blood sugar is an immune suppressor and once this aspect is compromised.  Diseases including Malaria and typhoid will get at us. Using bitter leaf in cooking your soups is OK.  You can also add them to most of your cooking after washing off some of the bitters.  However in cooking with the leaf, oils and other ingredients comes in.  If you are aiming to ward off Malaria and typhoid then taking the juice is better.  You will have to wash the leaf ones or twice to remove some dangerous acids then juice the green out.  Drinking in the morning is best for me.  As this is the best time to arrest diseases and infections. 
Green apple: 
Another food to include regularly if you suffer Malaria and typhoid is green apples.  It contains vitamin C and other ingredients that helps ward off Malaria by combating and resisting  constipation which is usually a stronghold of Malaria and typhoid. 
Neem leaves: 
 Neem leaves popularly called dogoyaro is bitter and contains properties that does not feed and encourage Malaria and typhoid. 
In summary, Including more natural foods and drinks like hibiscus flower tea (zobo) cooked with cloves and other spices are helpful in discouraging Inflammations and cold and providing nutrients that are readily used by the body.  In doing this, you maintain a strong immunity and keep Malaria and typhoid fever attacks under control. 








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