What is new on the health store medicine chest? Someone asked me last week. “Nothing spectacular”, I replied, remembering that the market has been shrinking as the velocity of money in circulation has been slowing and prices are driven up.

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Feminists have institutionalized violence against men through the legal systems of all Western nations. But women cannot win the violence competition. The more violent societies become, the more women need protection. And the more they need protection, the quicker they will abandon feminism. Rich men should invest their money in fostering violence in all societies. Then they will end up with their own harems. No feminists inside there.

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“That’s surprising, he teased, because this is “the season of change.

I was in no mood for a political debate on whether the first year of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is blowing ill or good wind across Nigeria. But I reminded him Buhari has had just one year to clear all the logs of wood and debris piled for more than 15years on the road Nigeria is meant to drive to greatness. Besides, which woman goes into the maternity Labour room and doesn’t experience some discomfort before she is delivered of a baby? Like the children of Israel who rebelled against Moses in the desert on their way to freedom in the Promised Land, simply because they had no garlic added to their meals, a delicacy they enjoyed for digestion, immunity and energy in Egypt, many people heading for freedom from slavery hardly realise there is no Gain without Pain.

Being an ardent Christian and church goer, my friend lowered his guards. I explained to him that the high and  unpredictable exchange rate has made import cost and cost of sale so high that the import list has shrunk in size and number and discouraged the addition of new layers of proprietary medicines.

Thus, one of the good, old proprietary medicines the Nigerian market has missed for months now is MAHARANI by Dynapharm.This blend of many herbs has helped in the management or correction of some female reproductive system problems, including (Amenorrhea absence of menstruation), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), hormonal imbalance and the several symptoms it parades.

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It’s not that all cultures are of the same quality. Some cultures are better than others. They have more value. Other cultures are pretty miserable, and some cultures are outright shitty, and should be eradicated. European culture, for example, is deplorable. The Arab and Chinese cultures are much better.

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Another popular herbal formula which has been missed for some time is ROBUST ROOTS. It is sought after by men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, especially if his challenge originates from the kidney and or the adrenal glands which sit on top of them. Long before the advent of Buhari, LIBIDO TONIGHT AND STEEL LIBIDO had gone out of circulation. So had YOHIMBE BARK, long before them, and the milder or gentler DAMIANA GINSONGwhich doubled as a sexual stimulant for frigid or “cod fish” women. I haven’t sighted on the shelves in a long while the hormone-boosting SEVEN KETOS DHEA, which is said to make hormone (testosterone) enhancement for sexually dull men safe for their health. In its place has emerged hormone body sprays and creams which recharges the penile batteries. MACCA should still be around. Forever Living Products (FLP) is one of its marketers in Nigeria, and the company is still very much around. MACCA is a Peruvian discovery. Somewhere in the grass land of Peru, some animals grazed which were found to be more reproductive than animals in other regions. When their diet was examined, it was found to be plentiful in a plant called MACCA which grow abundantly in the region. When scientists analysed MACCA, they found it contained plants chemical substances which stimulated the production of testosterone, the male hormone and estrogen, the female hormone. The body’s production of these hormones may diminish with age, through ovarian or testicular insufficiency or disease, aging or dietary insufficiencies, among many factors. One of the great names abroad which I am yet to find on the Nigerian market is the AFRICAN BLACK ANT. A rugged soldering an, it was fed on white sugar almost exclusively for a long period of time in the expectation that its sugar balancing mechanism would collapse as in humans who develop diabetes, but  this resilient ant didn’t develop the disease. And it was later found to not only be resistant to many diseases but to also be a good sexual stimulant. So viable is it said to be in this area that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is accused by the sellers and users of trying to outlaw African black ant – based product to protect big pharma VIAGRA. In Nigeria, the extract are available in an antibiotic proprietary blend.

Oh boy! Today is not a day for men’s talk. Rather, it is for recognising what is left or has survived the economic ravage of the years gone by, and, in particular, of the on-going effort to roll back the hands of the clock. Step forward….Edmaok’schlorophy I soap, long reach’s PANT LINER and Best ways series of combination powder herb formulas for different ailments.

For believers in the mangled Nigerian economy who believe the sun will rise again for it from the east, I have the following encouragement from James Ngugi’s book, Weep Not  My Child belongs to the African writers series. If my memory serves me right, James Ngugi, a Kenyan, wrote this book at the time of  MAU, MAU resistance to British colonial rule. He wrote somewhere in the book (I hope I get the quotation right, having last read the book in 1968). WEEP NOT MY CHILD/ weep not my darling/ with these kisses let me wipe thy tears/ the raving clouds shall not be long victorious.

 

CHLOROPHYII SOAP

Just back from a two-month long EDMARK three – nation marketing drive, Emeka: one of the company’s double crown managers, tossed a chlorophyII tablet soap gift into my palm. If you appreciate the health benefit of plant chlorophyll, you should appreciate this soap no less. Plant chlorophyll builds and recharges the human blood with energy. It is a disinfectant and deodorize. It enhances immunity, destroy microorganisms, calms, promotes sleep, and mitigates the trauma of ulcers.Chlorophyll toothpaste protects the gums and the teeth. What may chlorophyll not do? This power of the green plant to unite forces of the air, soil and water and, from this union, encapsulate energies of the universe for the use of man through his diet. At about N1, 000 or a little more, chlorophyll soap may be expensive for the average for Nigerian. My first thought was to message a lather of it on my foot and in-between my toes overnight. Because I lose shoes in the rainy season, I prefer to wear covered, high shoes specially made for this season. The inside of these shoes is comfortable. But when they are worn from early morning till late at night, say for between 15 and 18 hours, then their use may encourage fungal growth. Only people who have experienced fungal infections deep in the plantar (inside lining) of the foot would appreciate the need to prevent this infection which may develop into a cancer deep inside the foot. I found that Edmarks’s

CHLOROPHYLL SOAP may clear fungal infection in the toes (athletes’ foot) and those which cause cracks in the heels and raised lesions on the foot itself. People who suffer from itching inner thigh or on the scrotal sac may try it for these conditions. I am not sure yet if it may crack pimples and other skin challenges as I do not have them. There is not harm in trying to find out if it can. What I know will care skin infection is ORANGE PILL POWDER added to body creams.

SURE BEST this is a series of combination herbs targeted at specific health conditions such as vision, diabetes, infertility and arthritis, among others. Sure best vision combines EYEBRIGHT, GRAPE SEED EXTRACT, GREENTEA, GOLDENSEAL ROOT and BILBERY herbs.

According to FRANK J. LIPP in his” HERBALISM”:

“Eyebright has astringent and tonic properties and is the pre-eminent herbal eye medication. It is used in treating sore, tired eyes and weak vision caused by overstraining while reading and writing. It is beneficial for light-sensitive eyes, style, and cold of the eyes, watery eyes and discharge due to allergic reaction. Eyebright is especially recommended for Blupharitis inflammation of the eye lids, and conjunctivitis”.

According to herb wisdom.com: “herbal use of Eyebright or Euphrasearostkoviana dates to the 14th century when it was described as a cure for all eye maladies. By 16th century, eye bright was hailed by well – regarded herbalist such as FUCHISUS and TRAGUS. It is found and used in Europe, North America, Western Asia and Northen Asia… When used appropriately, Eye bright will reduce inflammation in the eye caused by Blepharitis (inflammation of the eye lash follicles) and conjunctivitis, inflammation or infection of the membrane lining the eye had. It can be used as an eye wash, as eye drops, or plant intrusions taken internally for Ophtalmic use. It is used as an anti-inflammatory for high fever, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract, infections, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane.) As an astringent, it is used for dry congestion. Herb is also used in the healing of skin wounds.”

 

BILLBERY

Bilberry gained prominence as an eye health remedy during the Second World War. American pilots who bombed enemy targets could not make reconnaissance flights the following day to check if the targets were hit because glare from bomb flashes affected their eyes. British pilots, on the other hand, were unaffected by the glare. Studies showed that British pilots’ breakfasts which included plant chemicals which were friendly to the light – sensitive part of the eye, the retina. Those substances were plentiful in Bilberry and which they ate. According to www.organicfacts.com, the health benefits of bilberry include the following. “Relief from digestive problems and ulcers. Since many decades, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Bilberry have been prized for their effectiveness in a range of disorders including diabetes, cancer, liver and kidney damage. Multi-nutrient rich Bilberry is valuable in maintaining cardiovascular health, healthy and disease free eyes, unobstructed blood flow and better functioning of overall body.

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“Bilberry is useful for the maintenance of eye health. Apart from the traditional usage, scientific usage, studies have also advocated the effectiveness of bilberry extract in preventing age related ocular disorders along with other eye diseases such as cataracts and night blindness. Powerful radical scavengers present in bilberry help enhance the vision and may be useful from the restoration and home ostasis of carneatlimbat epithelial cells. Another research conducted on bilberry has also suggested its beneficial enzymes-stimulating activity which protects the eyes from endotoxin induced Uvertis. Bilberry extracts stimulate the production of rhodopsinpigment which  supports the eye to adapt to light changes. Another amazing effect of bilberry is its defence against kidney damage. Scientific research has shown that Bilberry extracts help in the normalising multiple critical factors, including levels of Creatinine, serum blood urea, nitrogen and nitric oxide. This inhibitory action against attributes to the antioxidant profile of Bilberry which enhances the oxygen radical absorbance capacity in the kidney tissues and protects it from the oxidative damage.

 

SURE BEST INFERTILITY SOLUTION

This package combines Dong qualland Unicorn root called the “female ginseng” because of its support for the female reproductive system, dong quall also supports male sexual vitality. It balance estrogen level, for which it is nicknamed gyneacological regulator. It lowers high estrogen levels and reduces high estrogen levels. As a blood builder, it helps to overcome iron deficiency and anaemia. The Ferulic acid, an anti-oxidant present in Dong quall has been found to “improve sperm quality. As an anti-spasmodic, it eases spasms (painful) movement of muscles) of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) dialates blood vessels so that more blood can flow through them during menstruation when the womb is cleared up, and to increase blood volume after the period stops.

According to BODY ECOLOGY: “Only a generation ago, infertility was rare but now it takes the average woman up to 18 months to conceive. Women often seek the help of expensive fertility specialists and undergo painful procedures when an anti-fungal diet and an herb like Dong quall may be all that are needed.”

North Americans have employed FALSE UNICORN ROOT over many centuries to treat a variety of gyneacological problems. Today, says www.livestrong.com, “modern herbalists value the root for its beneficial effects on the uterus, ovaries and menstrual cycle” false Unicorn root is believed to have a balancing effect on reproductive hormones. According to the website herb2000.com, the hormone-like the saponis, the plant contains help to normalise irregular menstrual periods, increase low levels progesterone levels, relief pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms, and improve ovarian hormone and cyclical function.These patients may need treatment for several months before noting any change to their cycle. The herb may also treat conditions such as endometriosis and uterine infections, and may add in the prevention of miscarriage.”

SURE BEST ARTHRITIS SOLUTION

Tumeric and Nettle are the major components of this warehouse. The others are burdock, flax seed, Licorice and Black pepper.They are all anti-inflamatories.Tumeric gives curry its yellow colour and is highly anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a major symptom of arthritis. If Tumeric nourishes the brain, intestine, fights inflammation anywhere in the body and one of the active ingredients in Tumeric is Curcumin. That’s why you will find on the market a product named Curcumin 2000x, in which Curcumin is made 2000 times more active than naturally-occurring Curcumin. Tumeric is presented by researches as dramatically increasing the body’s antioxidant profile. In authority nutrition, we learn that “arthritis patients respond very well to Curcumin supplementation. Given that Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammation, it makes sense that it could help with arthritis. Several studies show this to be true. In a study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Curcumin was even more effective than an anti-inflammatory drog.”

 

SURE BEST FIBROID SOLUTION 

The package parades Yellow Dock, Dandelion and Vitex. Like Dong Quall, Vitex is a female hormone regulator. Hormonal imbalance may be a cause of uterine fibroids and even breast cancer. Fertility info says: “our current understanding of Vitex is that it has a supporting and regulating effect upon the pituitary gland. The pituitary is known as the Master Gland because it controls many body functions such as sending chemical signals to the ovaries, telling them how much hormones to make. This communication is known as the hormonal feedback loop. Vitex has been shown in studies to inhibit follicle- Stimulating Hermione (FSH). Vitex increases the secretion of luteinizing Hormone (LH), which in turn increases progesterone long terns a short luteaphare, reduces advancement of mild endometriosis, relieves PMS.”

With such herbs in packages as shown above, there is something on the health store shelve to keep our health going smartly in this season of Change.