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QUESTION 1

Good day Kolaq Alagbo, My name is Mr Chukwu Emeka from Aba. I am seeing some undefined symptoms like waist pain, internal heat, movement of something around my body, enlighten me on how to go about this.


Most infections caused by S. aureus are skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses or cellulitis. Abscess Pocket of infection that forms at the site of injury, Usually filled with pus. Area surrounding the abscess is usually red, painful and swollen and the skin surrounding the abscess can feel warm to the touch. Cellulitis is an infection of the underlying layers of the skin, Usually results from a scrape or cut in the skin which allows bacteria to enter, although no injury may be apparent. For those people who do get an infection, the time from exposure to development of disease can be from days to years it grows along with you . your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Never is this more true than providing what your body needs to fight infection.there are some herbs in our kitchen that can help so well in this e.g:

  1. Raw garlic when crushed or chewed contains a compound called allicin – which has similar properties to penicillin,
  2. Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection,
  3. There are sulfur compounds found in cabbage – a member of the cruciferous family that includes broccoli and kale – that have been shown effective as cancer fighters.What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage. One cup provides 75% of what you need every day. grapefruit seed extract (GSE) effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.


QUESTION 2

I am Mr Victor from Port Harcourt, please sir I want you to help me. My wife and I are having serious issues concerning my sex life, she do complain I don’t satisfy her in bed.


At some point in a man’s life, he may have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. Erection problems occur when you can’t achieve or maintain an erection that’s firm enough to have sexual intercourse. For most men, this problem occurs occasionally and isn’t a serious issue. However, if you are unable to achieve an erection one-quarter of the time or more, you may have a health problem that requires medical attention. Erection problems are also known as: erectile dysfunction (ED), impotence, Sexual dysfunction. The causes of ED can be physical, psychological, or a combination of the two. Physical causes of ED are more common in older men. They occur because of disorders that can affect the nerves and blood vessels responsible for causing an erection. PREMATURE EJACULATION is a case where by the man don’t even have sex before he comes, Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem. It's where the male ejaculates too quickly during sexual intercourse. Various psychological and physical factors can cause a man to suddenly experience premature ejaculation. They include: prostate problems, thyroid problems – an overactive or underactive thyroid gland using recreational drugs, depression, stress, relationship problems, anxiety about sexual performance (particularly at the start of a new relationship, or when a man has had previous problems with sexual performance) Products rich in saw palmetto has recorded high success in Ed . so also some eastern herbs such as Ginseng,schisandra,epimedium,tongkatali etc


QUESTION 3

Well done Sir, My name is Tony Emeka from Imo state. I have been having some strange symptoms like body itching especially in the private part, internal heat, severe headache etc for along period of time now, Although I have used several medications but all in vain. Please sir, how can I get over this because it has been a very big embarrassment to me.


Have you ever had traces of infection in the past? Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection. They are caused by infectious agents including viruses, viroids, prions, bacteria, nematodes such as parasitic roundworms and pinworms, arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi such as ringworm, and other macroparasites such as tapeworms and other helminths. Infectious diseases resulted in 9.2 million deaths in 2013 (about 17% of all deaths) The branch of medicine that focuses on infections is referred to as infectious disease.


QUESTION 4

Good Afternoon Blogger, am Kelvin a Nigerian frm Australia. I want to make an enquiry about my partner who don’t always have sexual urge and desire for sex, each time am horny she doesn’t get along at all. please tell me how to get rid of this problem sir.


Well most time such signs are associated with female infertility inability of a female to conceive. This may result from a failure to produce or transport viable ova or to sustain a pregnancy due to a congenital absence or maldevelopment of the reproductive organs. Sterility also may be secondary to endocrine disorders, infections, trauma, neoplasms, inactivation of the ovaries by irradiation, or surgical excision of the ovaries, tubes, or uterus. Products rich in herbs like calendula,lady”s mantle ,rosemary will really make good results.


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TOP HERBS AND FUNCTIONS
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo has been attached to many potential benefits, but perhaps one of the most significant is its ability to improve blood flow to the eyes especially in those suffering from macular degeneration. It can also be valuable to your ears as numerous studies have suggested it can help prevent tinnitus and inner ear disturbances as well as a number of other conditions.

Bilberry

A relatively unknown but powerful antioxidant, bilberry has a number of positive health effects for the brain and heart. It can also help to protect the retina and improve range and clarity of vision.

Passion flower

If staring at a computer screen or reading in dim light has your eyes strained, try taking a passionflower supplement. It can help relax the small blood vessels in the eye and make seeing easier. Goldenseal: Sties and conjunctivitis can be irritating and embarrassing conditions. Take some goldenseal to help reduce the inflammation associated with these conditions and get you on the road to recovery.

Aspalathus

This South African herb contains a number of antioxidants that are similar to those found in Bilberry. These can boost your eye health while giving you overall improved immune function.

Mahonia Grape Extract

The sun can have an immensely damaging effect on the eyes, but this herb can help reduce the impact of sun damage while strengthening the retina, slowing eye aging and maintaining better overall eye health.

Bilwa

Found in the sub-Himlayan forests, this fruit has been used in India to help treat painful eye conditions like sties and conjunctivitis.

Mullein flower

This flowering plant can be a natural way to help rid yourself of an ear infection as it acts as a natural bactericide when condensed to oil form.


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Mental Health and Function

Keep your mind sharp, alert and in good health with a little help from these plants.

Kava kava

This herb can help calm your anxieties by binding to brain receptors that promote relaxation.

St. John’s Wort

Those with mild to moderate depression may find some relief with this herb. Numerous studies have been done on it, most finding that it can be as effective as some prescription drugs at treating depression. Those with more severe depression should, of course, consult a medical professional.

Valerian

Lull your body into a restful sleep with a natural remedy instead of prescription pills. Valerian has been shown to be as effective as traditional sleeping pills, while eliminating some of the more harmful side effects associated with them.

Bacopa

Used in India for several thousand years, this flowering plant has been said to improve memory, learning and cognition. Studies have shown that it can do little to improve your old memories but does have an affect on newly acquired information, so start taking it sooner rather than later.

Ginseng

Many people have heard of the herb ginseng, but few know that there have been numerous studies done to document its effects. These studies seem to suggest that there can be some benefits of taking it that include improved memory and other mental performance and a whole host of other effects ranging from immune system stimulation to lowered cholesterol.

Holy Basil

Also known as tulsi, this herb is not usually used in cooking like its cousin, but instead can help reduce the effects of stress on the body by inhibiting cortisol.

Chamomile

Generally known as a relaxing herb, chamomile tea can be a great way to wind down after a stressful day and ease stress. Some also use it to calm nerves or relieve menstrual cramps.

Suma

This rainforest plant can in some people help to normalize body systems and reduce the effects of stress.

Brahmi

Give this Indian remedy a try to help boost your brain function and information retention.

Gotu Kola

Commonly used in India, this herb can help to improve cognitive function and reduce anxiety, helping you think more clearly and calmly.

Sage

Modern research has shown that sage can actually help make you wiser, improving memory and reducing inflammation.

Kudzu

Feel like you’d like to have better self control when it comes to drinking and killing all those brain cells? This herb can help you to curb your appetite for booze by helping alcohol more quickly get to the part of the brain that tells you enough is enough.

Catnip

Not just for cats, this common herb when eaten can help reduce anxiety and produce an overall sedated effect.


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Digestive and Urinary Systems

Use these herbs to ensure that your plumbing stays in good condition.


Licorice

You may love the taste of licorice but might not have known about the beneficial health effects it can have. It can soothe and relax gastrointestinal tissues, helping ease the pain of ulcers and acid reflux and has even been shown to help increase bile production.

Milk Thistle

Give your liver some help filtering out all those toxins by taking some milk thistle. It can help improve the regeneration of liver tissue and regulate liver function as demonstrated in testing done at radiology tech schools nationwide.

Peppermint Oil

A little dab of peppermint oil will do you to help relax the smooth muscles of your colon, stopping cramps and constipation that can be common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Ginger

An upset stomach is never fun to deal with, but ginger may be the solution that you’re looking for. Ginger helps slow the production of serotonin, a major factor in the nauseated feeling you get when you are motion sick or experiencing pregnancy sickness.

Senna

If you’re feeling constipated, this herb may work well as a natural laxative to get things moving again.

Gentian

This super bitter herb has been used for generations to treat digestive problems. Its bitter tastes stimulates the digestive system, making it easier to get food through your system problem free.

Uva Ursi

Try out this herb for a great natural way to help prevent getting bladder infections.

Aloe

While great for healing burns and skin irritation when applied topically, this plant can act as a helpful laxative when consumed.

Gamma Orizanol

Give this remedy a try if you want to help calm an upset stomach.

Rose Hips

These small berries serve a dual purpose helping to reduce bladder infections and to fight constipation.

Agrimony

If your whole digestive system needs a lift, try out this herb, said to improve stomach, liver, kidney and gallbladder function.

Anise

This licorice-flavored herb can help prevent the accumulation of painful gas in the stomach and intestines.

Celery Seed

Those having a little difficulty urinating may want to try this natural remedy out, cited for its diuretic properties.


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