10 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water.

There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of water. I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies. If you experience any of the following, you can improve your situation by starting with a glass of H2O.

1. Your Mouth is Dry

This seems pretty obvious, but the ramifications might  not be so.Of course, any time you feel that sticky, nasty feeling in your mouth, you’d obviously reach for some sort of liquid. But sugary drinks are only a temporary solution to a larger problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucus membranes in your mouth and throat, which will continue to keep your mouth moist with saliva long after that first sip.

2. Your Skin is Dry

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so of course it needs  to stay hydrated. In fact, dry skin is one of the earliest signs of full-on dehydration, which can lead to much larger problems. A lack of water means a lack of sweat, which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day. If you want to stave off breakouts, your first recourse should be to drink more water.

3. You’re Overly Thirsty

We went over our dry mouths already, but thirst goes beyond a  desert-like tongue. Anyone who’s ever had a hangover can tell you that, upon waking up, your body just can’t get enough water. Alcohol dehydrates the entire body, and drinking water sends “YES PLEASE!” signals to the brain until your fluid levels get back to baseline.  Listen to what your body is telling you; it knows what it’s talking about!

4. Your Eyes Are Dry

By now it should be clear that drinking water affects more than just your mouth and throat. A lack of water intake leads to dry, bloodshot eyes (again, think of that last pounding hangover). Without water in the body, your tear ducts dry up. If you’re thinking “So what if I can’t cry?”, realize that this could cause much more harm to your eyes, especially if you wear contacts on a daily basis.

5. You Experience Joint Pain

Our cartilage and spinal discs are made up of about 80% water. This is an absolute necessity to keep our bones from grinding against each other with every step we take. By keeping your body hydrated, you ensure that your  joints can absorb the  shock of sudden  movements, such as running, jumping, or falling awkwardly.

6. Your Muscle Mass Decreases

Your muscles, also, are composed mostly of water. Obviously, less water in the body means less muscle  mass. Drinking water before, during, and after a workout not only keeps you hydrated and comfortable, it also brings water to the right places in your body, and decreases the chance of developing inflammation and soreness related to exercise and weightlifting.

7. You Stay Sick Longer

Drinking water allows your body to continuously flush out  toxins. Your organs work to filter out certain waste products like a machine, but if you don’t fuel the machine with water, it cannot work properly. What ends up happening in a dehydrated body is organs start to pull water from stored areas like your blood, which leads to a whole new set of problems.

8. You Feel Fatigued and Lethargic

As we just mentioned, when a body is dehydrated it “borrows” water from your blood. A lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen being brought throughout the body. Of course, a lack of oxygen leads to sleepiness and  outright fatigue. A lack of stamina means you”ll start to experience that 2PM crash earlier and earlier in your day (and remember, coffee won’t help in the long run).

9. You Experience Hunger Pangs

When you’re dehydrated, your body might start to think it  needs some food. This happens throughout the day, and overnight when you wake up craving that midnight snack. However, eating food creates more work for your body, whereas drinking water purifies your organs and supplies it with the fuel it needs to go through the other processes a body goes through.

10. You Experience Digestive Problems

We spoke before about the mucus in our mouth and throat, and how keeping hydrated allows the membrane to function correctly. This also applies to the entire  digestive system. Without proper hydration, the amount and strength of mucus in the stomach lessens, allowing stomach acid to do some major damage to your insides. This leads to what we commonly refer to as heartburn and indigestion.

11. You Experience Constipation  

Just Medicinal Uses of Phyllantus Amarus (EYIN OLOBE in Yoruba)

Common names for Phyllantus include Chanca Piedra in Spanish, Bhumyamalaki in Ayurveda, Quebra Pedra in Portuguese, Eyin Olobe in Yoruba, Enyikwonwa and Ngwu in Ibo, Oyomokeso Amanke Edem in Efik and Geeron-Tsuntsaayee (bird’s millet) in Hausa.

It grows 50 to 70 centimeters tall and bears ascending herbaceous branches. The bark is smooth and light green. It bears numerous pale green flowers which are often flushed with red. The fruits are tiny, smooth capsules containing seeds.

Phyllanthus is a genus of plant long used in herbal medicine. Commonly used in ayurveda, species such as Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus niruri are touted as natural remedies for a variety of health problems.

Plants of the Phyllanthus genus are said to help with a number of health conditions, including:

bladder infections



hepatitis B

kidney disorders


urinary tract infections

In addition, plants of the Phyllanthus genus are said to alleviate pain, improve liver health, and boost the immune system.

Phyllanthus Niruri Medicinal Uses

This traditional herb acts as a protective shield and curative medicine for Jaundice and other liver related diseases. It is also used for menstruation and uterus problems in women.

Studies conducted on mice show that:

•           Phyllanthus niruri extracts benefit the liver and protect it. Research says its protein fractions protect liver tissues against oxidative stress by improving antioxidative defense in mice.

•           Phyllanthus niruri extracts demonstrate lipid-lowering activities in cholesterol fed hyperlipemic rats.

•           Phyllanthus niruri may lower blood pressure.

•           Phyllanthus niruri benefits people with kidney stones. Its intake interferes with the growth of calcium oxalate crystals.

Phyllanthus niruri Health benefits

Traditionally, Phyllanthus nriuri has been used as a home remedy in many countries. Its curative properties are well known.

•           It helps in restricting the growth of hepatitis B virus found in the bloodstream.

•           The herb is said to have antifungal, antiviral and hypoglecemic action.

•           Aqueous extract of Phyllanthus niruri is reported to have inhibitory effect on human immunodeficiency virus.

•           It’s very useful in the treatment of liver diseases like jaundice and liver cirrohosis. It helps to remedy fatty liver and liver damage due to any reason. It promotes liver action.

•           It is also said to be used in the case of anorexia.

•           It is diuretic and hence is used in urinary tract infections and bacterial infections like cyctitis and protastitis.

Home remedies with Phyllanthus niruri

•           It can be used to increase appetite and locally to relieve inflammation.

•           Leaves are a popular remedy against fever.

•           Infusion of young shoots is given in dysentery.

•           Fresh juice of the whole plant along with clarified butter is very effective in the treatment of Menorrhagia, Leucorrhea and Gonorrhea.

The whole plant also contains potassium. Regular intake of a small quantity of leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to get rid of the toxins due to insect and spider bites.

Phyllanthus Side Effects and Safety Concerns

To date, little is known about the safety of long-term use of supplements containing extracts of plants of the Phyllanthus genus.

There’s some concern that use of these supplements may increase the effects of certain medications (such as drugs used in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure). Therefore, it’s important to consult a physician prior to taking supplements containing extracts of plants of the Phyllanthus genus in combination with other medications.

Local Preparation:

An aqueous decoction (herb boiled gently in water) must be made. 

The tincture is not so good. My method is to take one or two small plants, cut them up, bash them to lightly bruise it and open it up, throw all these into a pot, add 2 litres of water and boil down gently to 1 litre, cool, strain and then pour into a container and store in the fridge.

pour out a third of a glass of this decoction twice a day. If you like, add a little orange juice or a little more water to suppress the bitterness .


Hausa: Fasadarur or Tuwon biri.Igbo: Sawansop

(guanabana-Botanical Name) 🍈🍀

There are countless natural solutions which have effective medical residential or commercial properties that can combat lots of illness even better than standard medications. God and Nature has given us  inexpensive cures for even the deadliest illnesses.Nature has a cure for all illness and conditions– we simply have to know where to search for it. Lots of plants can be made into homemade treatments that can even deal with cancer. Take guanabana for instance– this main Sourdop  plant can cure diabetes and control your blood glucose levels, but you won’t read about that in the mass media. The incredible plant, also referred to as soursop, can likewise assist you treat HIV, cancer, in addition to any problems with the liver, kidneys, prostate and thyroid.

🌟The soursop plant has cytotoxic residential or commercial properties, suggesting that it can destroy cancer cells without impacting the healthy ones. It’s a completely natural therapy with no side-effects that won’t damage your immune system like chemotherapy. Guanabana extract can damage the cancer cells of 12 different kinds of cancer, and is stated to be 10 000 times stronger than the impacts of Adriamycin, a common chemotherapy drug. Unlike traditional cancer treatments, the fruit will not affect your healthy cells. There have actually been several studies on the results of soursop on cancer given that the 70s. A number of them have shown that the fruit is extremely reliable against different cancer cells, but ever since, there has actually been a percentage of lab tests because Big Pharma does not want the general public to know about the powers of the fruit.

🍀🍀🍈SOURSOP 🍀🍀🍈

Sour soup mostly  found in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. The fruit’s flavor is a combination of sweet and sour, reminiscent of the taste of strawberry and pineapple. The citrus-like sourness is a contrast to the creamy texture of the flesh. Soursop fruits grow on evergreen trees with oblong to oval dark green leavehile the aromatic fruit is a perfect ingredient for juice, ice cream, smoothies, and other beverages, the leaves are also traditionally valued for its medicinal properties.Actually, the entire tree, including the leaves, the bark, and even the root, has been used to cure a number of ailments. But in recent years, soursop leaves have been gaining a lot of popularity because of the powerful health benefits. Soursop leaves are the most beneficial parts of this tree. They have the Acetoginin containing compounds namely bulatacin, asimisin and squamosin. Acetoginin acts as an anti- feedent. Thus, they are often used in killing insects and pests which die by consuming these leaves even in small amounts. Scientific research conducted by The National Cancer Institute has proved that Soursop leaves can effectively attack and destroy cancer cells. In addition to this, they are also used in the treatment of several other diseases.


Soursop is very low in calories. 

A 100g serving yields the following:


Total Carbohydrates-16g Sugars-13g

Fiber-3 g

Protein-1 g

Folic Acid-14 μg

Vitamin C-20.6 mg Magnesium-21 mg Potassium-270mg


Soursop leaves are rich in several compounds including protein, calcium, fructose, fat, vitamins A and B and the like. Thus, the leaves have excellent medicinal properties making them usable as an ingredient in several herbal health products. The health benefits of soursop leaves are as follows.

🍈☘️Treatment of Cancer:

Soursop leaves can inhibit cancer cells and cure cancer more quickly and effectively than chemotherapy which results in several side effects besides being expensive. In fact, research has proved that soursop has an active ingredient that is 10000 times stronger than chemotherapy in fighting cancer cells. Thus, soursop leaves can treat different types of cancers including prostate, lung and breast cancers. 👉👉For treatment, boil 10 soursop leaves in 3 cups of water until only one cup of water remains, strain and cool it and drink this concoction every morning for 3-4 weeks to determine improvement in the condition. Soursop leaves cancer treatment is one of the most potent cures till date.

🍈☘️Prevent Uric Acid and Gout. 

Some studies also evidence that soursop leaves could protect you from the disease associated with uric acid, such as gout. Or if you already have one, soursop leaves could cure your gout. Soursop leaf is widely known for its use for alternative medication and as a natural source to treat the gout.

Eating soursop leaves can greatly help in treating gout. In fact, many alternative medicines use soursop leaves for the treatment of gout. For this purpose,👉👉 take 6 to 10 soursop leaves which are old but still green and wash them properly.You should boil the soursop leaves in 2 cups of water and simmer it until one cup of water remained. Then, you can drink it immediately and for the best result, you should take these ingredients twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. This concoction should 🕺 taken twice a day i.e. morning and evening for maximum benefits.

🍈☘️It Supports Healthy and Natural Weight Loss

As we get older, our metabolism slows down and weight loss is harder to achieve. For many people, a lack of B vitamins can cause weight gain– exhaustion being a top side effect of  being vitamin B deficient.This super-tea is not lacking in the vitamin B compartment, and actually contains multiple B vitamins that help to boost natural energy and increase the amount of fat burned throughout the day.

🍈☘️. Treatment of Back Pain:

Back pain is commonly experienced these days, particularly while exercising. Using chemical drugs for back pain can cause side effects. Soursop leaves are an effective herbal remedy for treating back pain without any negative effect. 👉👉You can boil 20 pieces of soursop leaves in 5 cups of water until only 3 cups of water are left. Drink ¾ cup of this concoction once in a day for relief.

🍈☘️. Treatment of Eczema and Rheumatism:

Rheumatic diseases are commonly obser🏡ved in elderly people, causing great pain. Soursop leaves are a natural treatment for arthritis pain. 👉👉For this purpose, mashes the soursop leaves until they become smooth and apply on the areas of the body affected by pain due to arthritis and eczema, regularly twice a day.

👉👉 A pulp made with fresh soursop leaves and rose water when applied on the skin can be very useful in preventing the occurrence of blackheads and other skin problems too.

🍈☘️ Treatment of Diabetes:

The limit of normal sugar levels ranges from 70 mg to 120 mg. The nutrients in soursop leaves are believed to stabilize blood sugar levels in the normal range. Besides, the extracts of soursop leaves can be used as one of the natural diabetes remedies. All this makes these leaves beneficial for diabetics.Some studies evidence that the leaves of soursop could stabilize and maintain the blood sugar level in your body at the normal range, between 70 mg up to 120 mg. Also the soursop leaves are commonly known for its efficacy against any disease that can cause diabetes like obesity and high sugar levels in the body.



You will be needing 40 pieces of guyabano leaves

1 liter clean water



1. Boil the 1 liter water in a saucepan.

2. As soon as it boils, add the leaves and turn the heat to low.

3. Simmer for 20 minutes. The color will turn to golden brown or just like the color of regular tea.

4. let it cool before drinking.

The tea is only good for 7-8 hours and may be refrigerated.


*It should only be taken for 30 days. More than that, it will destroy the normal flora.

*After 30 days, have yourself checked by your doctor to examine if the disease is still there. If the symptoms are still there, taper the dose to maintenance dose.

* If the symptoms disappear before the 30 day treatment, continue taking the tea to make sure that no single sick cell is present.

30 day treatment, 3x a day, one glass 30 minutes before meals, no skipping.



***Dont mix the tea with other healing substances to avoid incompatibility.

*** Dont overuse the tea. Follow the procedure.

🍈☘️Protect You From Bad Cholesterol

Since bad cholesterol levels in your body could increase suddenly due to your unhealthy lifestyle, you might be wondering what kind of herbal source that can help you to get rid of this bad cholesterol levels away from your body. Some studies evidence that soursop leaves might also be very beneficial for lowering the bad cholesterol levels in your body. Soursop leaves contain some compounds that can diminish the bad cholesterol levels out of your body.

🍈☘️Stay Away from Boils

Boils sometimes occur in the random place in your skin, whether it appears on your face or other parts of your body, and it is so disturbing since it will affect your appearance, thus also affect your confidence. Boils will also lead to an infection that might be hazardous to your skin. Soursop leaf offer you the solution as it also commonly known as the herbal remedies for boils. If you want to use soursop leaves to cure the boils, you should take some young soursop leaves and rub them to the place that the boils occur.

🍈☘️Anti-Aging Compounds

Soursop leaves contain a high amount Vitamin C, which will very beneficial to release antioxidant that can fight against free radicals. Free radicals can cause a lot of problems for your skin’s health associated with signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine line, and heavy pigmentation that can affect your appearance in overall. This antioxidant will protect you from those symptoms, thus you will be more confident than before.

🍈☘️ Boosts the Immune System and Prevents Infections:

The nutrient content of soursop leaves is believed to boost the immune system and avoid infections in the body. Boil 4/5 soursop leaves in 4 cups of water until one cup water remains and drink this concoction regularly once in a day for beneficial results.

🍈☘️Relieves Pain

According to some studies, soursop leaves contain analgesic properties in it, which will be very beneficial to relieve pain, either internally or externally. You can apply it internally by chewing it, or you can also apply it externally by putting it in your open wounds. In case of excessive pain, you could boil about 20 soursop leaves and mix it with the water, and drink it at least once per day, each in the morning and in the evening.

🍈☘️Promotes Sleep

Do you know that soursop leaves would be very useful to help you get a better sleep’s quality? Soursop leaves are also can be used to promote sleep because they are a good source of aromatherapy. This soursop leaf aromatherapy will make you become relaxed and thus, you will get a quality sleep at night. So, if you are suffering from insomnia, you could try this herbal aromatherapy.

🍈☘️ Treatment of Boils:

Ulcer is a skin disorder that is characterized by immense pain and even has the risk of catching infection. Boils can occur on the body or on the face, thus interfering with your skin health and beauty. Soursop leaves are a natural remedy to cure ulcers. You can pick some young soursop leaves and place them on the body affected by ulcers.

🍈☘️Get rid of Lice:

All of us long for healthy and damage free hair. But unfortunately, the unhealthy lifestyle coupled with exposure to harmful chemicals and environmental pollutants is responsible for several hair problems like dandruff, split ends, hair loss, pre mature greying etc. Natural ingredients and herbal products can be very effective in combating these problems. As far as soursop leaves are concerned, much is not known about their benefits for hair. However, soursop leaves have the capability to inhibit the growth of parasites, besides other medicinal properties. Thus, applying a soursop leaf decoction on your hair can help you to get rid of head lice.

🍈☘️Treating Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids is a kind of disease that can attack the rectum. This disease could be very dangerous because it can make the rectum bleeding, thus it is surely very painful to feel for every patient suffering from hemorrhoids.If you want to protect your rectum from this disease or if you want to relieve the pain caused by this disease, soursop leaf is very beneficial for you. Soursop leaves contain compounds that can stop the bleeding of the rectum and it also can make the muscles around your rectum become more relaxed than before, thus it will relieve the pain caused by hemorrhoids.


You can use soursop leaves as an herbal tea if you want a natural and refreshing beverage. This soursop tea will be very essential to drink if you want to protect yourself from any cancers. Here are the steps how to make a healthy soursop tea.

👉👉Firstly, you need to boil a cup of water.Take for about 3 to 5 fresh and dried soursop leaves, and then tears them apart into small pieces.Take those soursop leaves’ pieces in the boiling water, and then wait for about 30 minutes to allow it to boil at a moderate temperature.After 30 minutes, strain the tea.A hot, healthy soursop tea is ready to serve. You might need to add a little bit of ,Sweetner or honey, so it wouldn’t be too bitter.

🎆Soursop Leaves as Cancer Treatment

In case you want to use soursop leaves to protect yourself against cancer, you could also boil about 10 soursop leaves in 3 hi this beverage is ready to serve. You should consume it twice a day in the morning and in the evening. Beside that, you could also consume it to cure yourself from uric acid and protect you from diabetes.

🎆Soursop Leaves to Cure External Problems

As already mentioned above, soursop leaves could be applied externally to cure the boils, wounds, pain caused by arthritis, or other external problems. You can pick soursop leaves and then you mash them until they become smooth. After that, you can rub the mashed soursop leaves to the area of the body that is affected with boils, wounds, or pain.

❌❌Soursop Leaves Side Effects and Warnings❌❌

While the soursop leaves will bring you tons of greatness for your body, like any other leaves, they also have some side effects that you should consider before you try to apply them into your body, whether internally or externally. Here are some side effects that you should consider. 

❌❌Pregnant women are advised against taking soursop leaves  teas. 

❌❌Parkinson Disease

Some studies evidence that soursop leaves have chemical compounds that also present in a human who is suffering from Parkinson’s. So, everyone of you who has a history of Parkinson disorder or currently suffering from it need to avoid soursop leaves since they might make your symptoms become worse than before.

❌❌Neurotoxicity Problem

According to some researchers, consuming soursop tea over-frequently will bring you a problem related to neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is a kind of brain damage that can eventually disrupt the neurons. The symptoms of this neurotoxicity disorder are really dangerous, such as memory loss, headache, and sexual dysfunction. So, you should consume soursop tea in moderate amounts. If you consume 2 or 3 cups per day, you will be safe and there will be no harmful effects on your body, including this neurotoxicity problem.

❌❌Low Blood Pressure Level

There are some experiments conducted on animal evidence that soursop leaves can reduce the blood pressure level in the body. So, it would be very dangerous if people with low blood pressure consume it and they must avoid it at all cost. But, if you have high blood pressure, you should also watch out about the dosage of these leaves that you must consume since over-frequently consuming it can lead you to various problems like neurotoxicity as already mentioned above, and also vomiting or nausea.

Now you already know all about soursop leaf from its benefits until its side effects. So, right now, if you want to stay healthy, mainly if you want to protect yourself from cancer, you must make the full benefits of these soursop leaves. Since the greatness of these soursop leaves is now already revealed, it is essential for you to not just pick the soursop fruit out of the soursop trees because the soursop leaves also offer you a lot of advantages to keep you stay healthy.

21 Amazing Medicinal Uses Of Betel Leaf 

Bush buck,  Utazi (Igbo), ‘ arokeke’(Yoruba), 

Botanical Name: Gongronema latifolium  

Utazi is an African herb that is used for the bitter taste it imparts in soups and stews. A tisane is also made from it. The leaves are shiny and either pale or dark green when fresh. Utazi is available frozen in North America and Europe at some African food stores. The leaves will go dark green when frozen 

Do you frequently lose concentration or feel drowsy when you are in the middle of something important? Or are acne outbursts robbing you off your looks? Though there might seem there is no connection between the two conditions mentioned above, the two can be easily resolved with just one ingredient! It is nothing but the betel leaf!

And not just these, there are a number of other common ailments that can be easily cured by a betel leaf or its oil. Wondering what they are? Read on to know!

Betel leaf is a heart shaped leaf that exhibits unmatched medicinal properties. Betel leaf’s medicinal uses are hugely underrated, but highly efficient. Take a dive in the world of medicinal uses of betel leaf and get amazed!

1. Analgesic:

Betel leaf is an amazing analgesic that offers relief from pain. It can be used to alleviate pain caused due to cuts, bruises, rashes, inflammation (internal as well as external), indigestion, constipation, etc. You can simply make a paste of betel leaf and apply to it the bruised area (meant for external application). You can also chew betel leaves and drink its juice to get relief from internal pain.

2. Eases Constipation:

Betel leaf contains the goodness of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants clear free radicals from the body. This restores the normal PH level of an upset stomach. As a result, constipation is eased. You can simply chew the betel leaf and ingest its juice on an empty stomach each day to get relief from constipation. Another way is mincing betel leaf with water and storing it overnight. Drink the stored water on an empty stomach the next day.

For children suffering from hard stool problem, a suppository made of the stalk of betel leaf dipped in castor oil can be introduced into the rectum.

3. Improves Digestion:

Betel leaf is good for digestion. Its carminative, intestinal, anti-flatulent and gastro-protective properties made chewing the leaf after a meal very popular. The essential oil can be massaged on the stomach as it helps in the secretion of digestive acids and gastric juices. For children suffering from indigestion, boil betel leaf with a little pepper in water. Strain it, and give two teaspoons of this mixture to children twice a day for an instant cure.

Betel leaf thus increases the body’s metabolism. This triggers circulation and stimulates the intestines to absorb vital minerals and nutrients. Waste gets removed easily through better sphincter performance. Better sphincter performance is also an outcome of the stimulation caused by betel leaf.

4. Reduces Gastric Pain:

Betel leaf is essentially very helpful in improving GERD. It keeps the duodenum free of harmful free radicals and toxins. This further reduces acidity caused due to imbalanced PH levels of the stomach. Optimal PH levels ensure that bloating is eased. Fowl gas passes through sphincter contraction and expansion. This ensures that gastric reflux is eased. Hence, gastric pain subsides easily with constant use.

5. Increases Hunger:

Decreased appetite is also an outcome of upset stomach. Normal PH levels trigger the hunger hormone to get secreted in optimal amounts. Betel leaf is highly capable of restoring the normal PH levels of stomach by flushing out all the toxins. Hence, it increases appetite and promotes health.

6. Promotes Oral Health:

The betel leaf helps to refresh breath, protects against germs, bacteria and other oral pathogens in the mouth. When you chew a betel leaf, it cleanses the mouth. It prevents tooth decay. It helps to strengthen the gums and reinforces the teeth. It prevents oral bleeding. This protective shield can be enhanced by gargling, morning and night, daily, with one drop of betel leaf oil mixed in one cup of warm water. You can also boil some betel leaf in water and use it as a rinse and gargle. It also helps to treat sore mouth.

7. Treats Respiratory Problems

Betel leaf is very good for treating respiratory problems. It helps to treat cough and cold. It also brings much relief to people suffering from chest and lung congestion and asthma. It even helps to cure breathing problems. You can apply mustard oil to the leaf, warm it and keep it on the chest to cure congestion. Alternatively, boil a few leaves with cardamom, cloves, cubeb and cinnamon in two cups of water. Reduce it up to 1 ½ cup. Strain and drink this concoction three times a day to find instant relief.

8. Relieves Cough:

Betel leaves are amazing ways of easing constant cough. They come loaded with the goodness of antibiotics. These antibiotics ease phlegm and also reduce the inflammation caused due to constant coughing.

How To Make?

Simply boil betel leaves in water.

Add cloves and cardamom to it and heat again.

Drink at-least 3 times a day.

This is an amazing anti-whooping recipe that eases cough with constant use.

9. Eases Bronchitis:

One of the best betel leaf medicinal uses is that it also acts as an amazing remedy for bronchitis. It reduces inflammation all along the bronchial chord and lungs. This leads to dilated phlegm. Hence, the chest congestion is eased that further improves breathing.

10. Antiseptic Benefits:

Betel leaf is an amazing anti-septic as well. It is rich in poly-phenols, especially chavicol.. Thus, it offers dual protection from germs. Being a good antiseptic, it can be applied on cuts to kill germs. And since it is loaded with poly-phenols, it is used for treating inflammation such as arthritis and orchitis. Local application of the betel leaf acts a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory agent.

11. Antifungal Benefits:

Betel leaf is also an amazing anti-fungal remedy. Fungal infections commonly occur on moist body parts. Thus, betel leaf makes an amazing natural remedy that prevents fungal infections naturally.

12. Relief From Back Pain And Muscular Tensions:

Betel leaf is a good remedy for people suffering from lower back pain or lumbago. A hot poultice of betel leaves or juice mixed with refined coconut oil applied on the loins gives good relief. Massaging the lower back with betel leaf oil and a carrier oil helps to ease the pain. It also provides relief from muscular tension pains, redness, and swelling.

13. Treats Water Retention And Urination:

Betel leaf is a good diuretic. Crush a betel leaf and extract its juice, mix it with a little-diluted milk and drink it. This helps to treat water retention in the body. It also helps in easing urination for people suffering from scanty or obstructed urination.

14. Heals Wounds And Infection:

Betel leaves medicinal properties includes healing of wounds and infection. Crush a few leaves, extract the juice, and apply it on the wound or infection. Then put a betel leaf over it and wrap it with a bandage. The wound will heal within two days as it prevents the growth of destructive microbes.

15. Improves Alertness:

If you are feeling sluggish or suffering from nervous exhaustion, the betel leaf is a good remedy to improve alertness. A teaspoon of betel leaf juice with honey acts as a tonic. It can be taken twice a day. It improves mental functioning and treats debility. It also energises and motivates people, thereby curing them of their sluggishness.

16. Treats Headache:

For people suffering from headache, the betel leaf is a good cure. It has analgesic and cooling properties. You can apply the betel leaf on your forehead to ease headaches. You can also use betel leaf oil for the same.

17. Acne Cure And Other Skin Disorders:

Betel leaf is a good remedy for acne, black spots, etc. Its antimicrobial properties help to treat skin ulceration, allergies, itchiness, and body odour. Crush a few betel leaves and extract its juice, mix with a little turmeric and apply on the acne and allergies to find good relief. Betel leaves boiled in water can be used for washing face and skin to treat and prevent skin problems. Regular usage will help clear spots and acne within a few days. The powerful antimicrobial and antiseptic properties help to treat skin infections.

18. Stops Earache:

Earaches can be irritating and painful. The betel leaf juice or oil is a good remedy for this problem. Mix betel leaf juice or oil and coconut oil and put two drops in the ear. You will find instant relief.

19. Vaginal Hygiene:

For women suffering from vaginal itching and vaginal discharge, betel leaf is a good home remedy. The betel leaves are boiled and are used as a genital wash. In some countries, it is widely used by women after giving birth as it causes genital shrinkage.

20. Prevents Body Odour:

The betel leaf helps to prevent body odour. You can add the juice of betel leaf or oil in your bath water to remain fresh the whole day. You can also drink a concoction made of few betel leaves soaked in boiled water, with a spoon of white sugar added to it. It prevents the unpleasant smell of perspiration and menstruation.

21. Nose Bleed:

Betel leaf is a good remedy for nosebleed. Many young children suffer from it when they play outdoors in the hot sun. The betel leaf helps to stop the blood flow. Roll a fresh betel leaf and insert it in the nosebleed. It takes about 30 minutes to stop the blood flow.

The betel leaf can cure and prevent various ailments and illnesses. It is better to use these home remedies than take prescription drugs, which can be costly and have various kinds of side effects. Betel leaf is available in most parts of the world, and if not, then the essential oil of the betel leaf too can be used to reap the medicinal benefits of this wonderful plant.  However, be cautious of not consuming it with tobacco and other hazardous products.

Asthma has sadly claimed so many precious lives.

These days, the African man is returning to its roots. The natural herbs. 

Today I’m glad to announce to you that asthma can be treated  through  the plant in the picture.

It is called tawa tawa as its botanical name.

 Yorubas called it ewe Emile. It’s a weed but very powerful in healing asthma and cancer as well as infections.

Get the fresh leaves.. crush to make tea or special stew.

Take it thrice in a week for three months non stop.


There are many different ways in which you can get rid of the cockroaches, but most of the products specially created to destroy these pests are loaded with poisonous chemicals. These chemicals are dangerous for our health, especially children’s, as well.

Natural remedy


1 onion

 1 teaspoon of baking soda not baking powder

  • Preparation

first chop the onion and then add the baking soda. Place the resulting mixture in the corners of your house, in the kitchen and in the bathroom. 

Very soon you will notice dead cockroaches in these places. Repeat this process every day and you will get rid of these disgusting pests – forever!

  • NOTE

Baking soda is different from baking powder.

Use CAMPHOR To Drive Away Mosquitoes.


Malaria and Dengue are on a steep rise. We all must be using liquid or the old blue tablet type of mosquito repellents sold under various names. Despite their use, it is common to see mosquitoes hovering around with the best of repellents in action. Secondly, we cannot use these mosquito repellents the whole day – be they of any brand. Thirdly, many people end up with allergies due to them.

In the past, man would light diyas and burn camphor on a regular basis as a part of daily puja. These helped to purify the air and keep harmful bacteria, viruses and mosquitoes away! We can definitely have a better and healthy environment with the use of camphor.

Camphor or Kapur is a waxy, white or transparent substance extracted from the wood of the Camphor Laurel tree found in Asia . Camphor has many known medicinal uses-

It relieves nasal congestion and cough when rubbed on the chest as an oil. Camphor is used as an ingredient in throat lozenges and cough syrups and in Vicks. Camphor is also used in some anti-itch ointments, creams and cooling gels because it can be absorbed through skin and is effective at treating pain locally. It has an analgesic effect which makes it a favorite oil to be used in pain relieving massage blends for sore muscles and arthritic pain. Camphor is known to improve the quality of air making it better for our lungs and heart.

Many people are not aware of the Mosquito repellent power of Camphor – a simple solution without side effects and very cost effective. CAMPHOR IS A NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT With effect round the clock! You do not need to burn it for that. There are three easier ways to do it –

1. Put 2 tablets of commercially available camphor on any warm surface- the device shown in the picture serves the purpose well. Plug it for an hour and see the results! You can do it twice a day- morning and in the night as well!

2. Place 2 tablets of camphor on different corners of the room or at places where mosquitoes seem to love to stay! Leave them there and they will evaporate in a day or so keeping the air purer and mosquito free.

3. Take a wide opened cup or plate with water. Drop 2 tablets of Camphor into the water. Keep the cup with water and camphor in your sleeping room. The quantity of water and camphor may differ from room size. Water evaporates at normal temperature. Camphor slowly started dissolving in water. The water evaporates with Camphor smell. Adding a little bit of hot water gives instant action.

Do you have Dried Scaly Feet or you’re the type that your Dried Feet tear Bedsheets?


Slice a LEMON and Place the sliced lemon on your heels and put on socks overnight.

Wash off next morning and see how your heels would look fresh and Smooth.

Regular pedicures will also help, you can do this at home. Soak your feet in water, add Epsom salt to it and wash accordingly.

Amazing Health Benefits Of Plantain

Plantain botanically (musa paradaisica)

The green leaf of plantain is very useful for treating diabetes. Simply boil the fresh leaves in water. Drink a glassful twice daily. However, pregnant women should not take this preparation, as it is capable of stimulating the uterus, thus promoting miscarriage. The whitish fluid that shows when plantain leaf is cut is very effective for treating wounds, especially fresh wounds. The juice stops the flow of blood very quickly.

When Plantain is roasted, it is called boole in Yoruba. 

When fried it is called dodo.

Plantain Nigeria local names

 Yoruba call it Ogede nla or Ogede agbagba,

Hausa’s call it Ayaba. 

In Igbo there are varieties of names for plantain: Ogadejioke, Ojioko, abereka

  • The leaves: 

Plantain leaf is useful against skin rashes and burns as well as convulsions. Grind some plantain leaves into powder. Mix four tablespoons of the powder with half coca-cola bottle of palm-kernel oil or vegetable oil and apply to the affected parts. In cases of convulsion, apply to the whole body.

  •     The Peel: 

The peel of both ripe and unripe plantain is a cure for stomach ulcers. Dry the peels and grind to ashes. Mix one teaspoon of the powder with some honey, then lick. Do this twice daily.

  •     The Fruit: 

Roasted plantain fruit is good for men with weak erection and low sperm count.

 Make a habit of eating one or two roasted plantains daily. If you wish, you can eat it with vegetable soup. Enjoy yourself while you improve your health the natural way. The ripe plantain fruit can be used to treat indigestion. Mash some ripe plantain to make a paste. Add three tablespoons of honey to eight tablespoons of the paste. Take one tablespoon twice daily.

1. Enhancing sexual performances, reducing sexual weakness, impotence, It equaly increases sex drive, increases sperm volume & thickens Fluid.

2. Combining unripe plantain with spices like ginger, garlic & onions is a solution to high blood pressure, diabetes, low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, kidney problems & ulcer.

3. To get benefits take it regularly, can be taken roasted, boiled or made as foo–foo or amala.

The most medicinal part of plantain is the sap. The sap is present in every part of the plant. By piercing any part of the plant, especially the trunk, one can collect the sap.

How to Collect Plantain Sap

Cut the trunk of a plantain into pieces. Pound the pieces in a mortar. Then squeeze out the juice. What you have is a potent herbal juice that can be used for varieties of illnesses. Mix one bottle of the juice with half a bottle of honey. Henceforth, this preparation will be referred to as Plantain solution (PS). 

This knowledge is one of the hidden treasures, which many of our knowledgeable fathers and mothers keep close to their chests. The simplest things in nature are often the most important. How often do you see a banana tree and pass by without even taking a second look? So often, we are so busy pursuing one material thing or the other forgetting that happiness consists in opening ourselves to the hidden wisdom in nature. 

Human beings are busy pursuing happiness and beauty. Yet, right there in front of them is paradise. Wake up from your slumber O man and woman and stop taking things for granted. Let the beauty of nature permeate your being and reflect through you!

The juice of plantain can be used for the following illnesses:

 1.   Nervousness: Plantain Solution (PS) offers quick relief for nervousness and even hysteria. It calms the system and promotes sleep. Drink two tablespoons of Plantain Solution twice daily.

 2.  Epilepsy: Plantain Solution offers great hope for those suffering from epilepsy. It effectively hinders electric discharge in the brain, thus preventing epileptic fits. The dosage is two tablespoons of PS thrice daily.

  3. Dysentery: Drinking two tablespoons of Plantain Solution twice daily will bring relief to those suffering from dysentery as well as diarrhea, constipation and indigestion.

  4. Ulcer: For intestinal ulcer, drink two tablespoons of PS twice daily. For chronic external ulcers, use cotton wool to apply PS to the wound twice daily.

  5. Skin infections: Apply PS to the skin in cases of burns, skin rashes and insect bites.

    The Uses of Plantain Root

Plantain root is very useful for a number of illnesses. Cut some plantain roots into pieces, and then pound in a mortar. Press out the juice and throw the chaff away. Mix half a bottle of honey with one bottle of the juice. Once again, what you have left is a potent herbal solution, henceforth referred to as PRJ (plantain root juice). PRJ is effective for the following complaints.

 1.  Prostatitis:

    Prostrate cancer is on the increase every day Orthodox medicine has nothing to offer except surgical operation, which is of little value. Does it mean that there is no hope? Well, there is always hope. There is no hopelessness in nature. PRJ is of great help in reducing prostate tumour, retention of urine and other related ailments. Drink three tablespoons of PRJ thrice daily.

  2. Kidney Problems:

    For all forms of kidney problems, PRJ offers great hope. It promotes the flow of urine and helps in metabolism.

  3. Diabetes:

    PRJ has proved helpful to diabetics who are lucky enough to know about it. The dosage is two tablespoons thrice daily.

  4. Gonorrhea/Syphilis:

    If you are one of those many people who suffer from any or all of the various forms of venereal diseases, such as staphylococcus, gonorrhea or syphilis, then I have good news for you. PRJ is the hidden solution to your problem. Drinking three tablespoons of PRJ for two months will eradicate chronic gonorrhea and staphylococcus. For Syphilis, continue the medication for four months. Venereal diseases take time to cure, so don’t expect that you can eradicate them overnight. And beware of herbalists who claim that they can cure gonorrhea or syphilis in a week or two. Never hurry nature. Allow the body to repair itself. That is the natural way

 There are over 200 species of plantain. Some common ones are: Plantago major, which is also known as common plantain, broad leaf plantain, devil’s shoestring, or white man’s foot; Plantago lanceolata L., which is also known as narrow leaf plantain, English plantain, buckhorn, or ribwort; and Plantago media L., which is also known as hoary plantain

Plantains contain mucilage, tannins, and iridoid glycosides, all of which are believed to give it antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties. Apart from having medicinal benefits, the leaves are nutritious too. They contain iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A, K, C, and B. Add a few young tender leaves to a fresh salad or cook them like you would a leafy green to benefit from this nourishing plant.

Health Benefits Of Plantain

Plaintain can help you fight conditions like:

  •  Cold And Cough

Plantain has been traditionally used to treat coughs and colds for centuries. Experimental research also confirms that it has immunostimulatory, spasmolytic, and anti-inflammatory actions that can be beneficial when dealing with an infection in the upper respiratory


Plantain also exhibits antiviral properties against some viruses that cause the common cold. It’s also a demulcent, relieving irritation in mucous membranes. 

How to use: You can make a plantain cough syrup by simmering 2 ounces of fresh leaves in 2 cups of water for around 10 minutes. Keep the pan covered. Strain and add 3 cups of brown sugar to the liquid. Bring to a boil and as soon as the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat. Allow it to cool. This cough syrup can be stored for up to 6 months. Take 1–2 teaspoons of the syrup when required. Instead of brown sugar, you can use honey to sweeten the syrup. Honey, however, does not need to be heated.

  •  Bronchitis

Plantain can be a helpful natural remedy if you have bronchitis. This is a condition where an infection in your bronchi causes irritation and inflammation. It is characterized by coughing and the production of mucus. Plantain contains complex polysaccharides that can soothe irritation and help with coughs. Studies have also found it to be useful for people with chronic bronchitis. However, do keep in mind that demulcents can stimulate the production of mucus; therefore, some people prefer to use it only for dry coughs.

How to use: Steep around 1/4th to 1/2 a teaspoon of the herb in a cup of hot water for around 10 to 15 minutes to make plantain tea. Around 3 cups of this healing tea a day should give you relief.

  •  Skin Irritations

Plantain leaves have been used over the ages to deal with inflammation and irritation of the skin. Plantain contains a compound known as allantoin that promotes the growth of healthy tissue and has soothing, anti-irritating, and healing properties. In fact, allantoin is an ingredient in many commercial cosmetic products such as sunscreens, anti-acne ointments, clarifying lotions, as well as oral hygiene and pharmaceutical products. So whether you’re dealing with eczema, acne, or a sunburn, this herb can help you.

How to use: Crush fresh leaves and apply it to irritated skin.

  • Wounds

Plantain has been used for ages to treat wounds and even finds mention in Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet for its wound-healing properties! It contains long -chained saturated primary alcohols which help heal minor wounds. And then there’s allantoin. You can also use this herb for minor cuts, sores, as well as bee, wasp, and insect stings.

  • How to use: Traditionally, plantain leaves are mixed with antibacterial honey and applied on wounds to promote healing. You can also apply fresh leaves directly on minor injuries.
  • Ulcer

Plantago major has been historically used for the treatment of ulcers too. An animal study that looked at traditional medicinal plants used in Turkey found that plantain does indeed have anti-ulcerogenic properties.

 The anti-inflammatory effects of plantain are believed to make it useful for people with ulcers.

How to use: According to traditional methods, the dried leaves are powdered and eaten with a little honey on an empty stomach to help with ulcers.

  • . Constipation

The seeds of Plantago ovata and Plantago psyllium L. are especially effective in treating chronic constipation. The seeds of Plantago major are often used for this purpose. 

Called black psyllium, these seeds are also used for softening stools after surgery on the rectum, during pregnancy, or by individuals with hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Black psyllium is also effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dysentery, and diarrhea. The ripe seeds are dried before being used medicinally. Psyllium seeds contain mucilage, and when they come in contact with water, they expand and increase the bulk of stool making it easier for it to pass.

  • How to use: Mix 10 g of black psyllium seeds in about 100 ml of water. After having this, drink at least 200 ml of water. Without sufficient water, these seeds can choke you when they swell up and block your throat, or cause an obstruction in your bowels.

7. High Cholesterol

8. Diabetes

Be Cautious While Consuming Plantain

Though plantain is generally thought to be a safe herb, there are a few side effects and precautions you need to be aware of.

  • Intestinal problems:

Consuming black psyllium is not advisable if you have impacted stools or hardened stools, a narrowed gastrointestinal tract, gastrointestinal atony or weakened muscles, or bowel blockage as the seeds can swell and block the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Nutrient absorption: 

Taking psyllium along with your meals for a long time can adversely affect the absorption of nutrients.

  • Non-commercial products:

 With black psyllium, do not use non-commercial preparations as the herb may contain a toxin that can damage your kidneys. The toxin is removed in commercial products, making them safe.

  • Pregnancy and lactation:

 There isn’t sufficient information about whether plantain is safe to consume when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. However, there are sources that say psyllium seeds are safe.


What do you do after waking up every morning -while preparing to start your day? Do you drink a warm cup of tea or water? If not, Get a little change from today. Before doing or eating anything, drink only 1 to 2 glasses of warm water. Then do other things like every other day. 

Drink 1 or 2 cups of any tea of your choice to activate your body metabolism. Ensure you add  lemon to your warm water and Tea to detox your body. Why do you think Chinese people have a longer life span.Warm Water and Tea is a cultural Tradition with Chinese Men and women. They drink warm tea up to 5 times daily. Some doctors confirmed that warm water is 💯 % effective in resolving some health problems, including:

Headache, migraine, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, joint pain, sudden increasing and decreasing of heartbeat, epilepsy, increasing level of cholesterol, cough, bodily discomfort, asthma, whooping cough, blockage of veins, diseases related to uterus & urine, stomach problems, poor appetite, also all related diseases to the eyes, ear & throat.


Get up early in the morning and drink approximately 2 to 3 glasses of warm water when the stomach is empty. Do not eat anything for 45 minutes thereafter.

The warm water therapy will resolve many health issues within a reasonable Period.

COLD WATER  HAS SOME BAD EFFECTS ON YOU AS YOUR AGE.(Room Temperature Water is a lot better)

In the past, people used to say that if cold water does not affect you at a young age, it will harm you in old age.

 Cold water closes 4 veins of the heart and causes heart attack; cold drinks are the main reason for heart attacks. 

 Cold water creates problems in the liver; makes fat stick within the liver. Most of the people waiting for liver transplant are victims of drinking cold water. 

Cold water affects the internal walls of the stomach. 

Cold water affects the stomach and big intestine and results in cancer.


  • It reduces pain of your body

Hot water is a good way to remove any kind of physical pain. Because the hot water improves the capillary supply of the body and helps relax the muscles. Drinking hot water easily removes the pain of the menstrual cycle of women.

  • Helps to reduce weight

The body temperature increases due to drinking hot water and digestion gets improved. As a result, rapid calorie reduction occurs and helps reduce weight. Also, a glass of warm water in the morning is a good practice for kidneys.

  • Reduces Age impression

Early age imprint on body and skin are symptoms of toxin not getting removed from the body. There is no comparison of hot water to overcome this problem. The toxin of the body gets removed from 1 glass of hot water every morning and as a result, the skin and body prevent early age imprint.

  • Helps digestion

Digestion problems start when you start eating unhealthy food and less liquid foods. By drinking only 1 glass of hot water every morning, the performance of our digestive system increases and the process of digestion is improved.

  • Improves blood circulation

Drinking only 1 glass of hot water every morning increases blood circulation in the body. As a result, it ensures the blood flow to every cell of the body and keeps the body free from various physical problems.

These 5 problems are very common in recent times for both men and women. You don’t have to do anything costly or any hard work. Just drink one glass of warm water or Tea every morning and see the result.

Have you had your glass of Warm water today?

LET GO!!! 

If you can’t hold your shadow,  you can never keep a heart in hostage 

Growing up as a young girl,  l used to have the believe that all psychiatric disorder are spiritually inclined. To some extent,  many have the same orientation. 

Are all psychiatric problem a spiritual debt?  NO!!!

From my research so far,  l discover ladies come up with mental disorder than males. Why????  We are too emotional, flexible,  not informed,  easily deceived,  too dependent, easily frustrated,  not composed……

60% of mental disorders among ladies originate from ” sexual relationships”. Did l just say relationship? Yes it is from relationship( with or without marriage). 

Many havoc can be avoided if only we pay attention to it. Many “heart break” can be avoided if only we take our time to block it’s channels. 

Once in, is forever in!  Once  psychiatric patient exposes you forever! 

You love a guy,  he is not giving you the attention,  don’t  turn yourself to Mario

You love him, he is underrating you,  don’t be “RUTH”, just let go

love is not biased, deceitful,  and  not one sided

Don’t lose your sense and peace because of a man who doesn’t care about your existence . 

I have it heard it countless times,  am tired of hearing ladies say ” he jilted me, l cant control my emotions,  l cant just just let it slide,  he is all l want, l caught him with my bestfriend, he is killing me, ……,” and so you want to kill yourself?  You want to spend the rest of your life in a psychiatrist hospital?  You want to  let go of your peace? 

 let go of the thorny Hands! It does more harm than good. 


Help put snoring to rest with these 7 quit-snoring tips.

You may be among the 45% of normal adults who snore at least occasionally or you likely know someone who does. He (or she) may be the brunt of jokes at family gatherings (“Uncle X snores so loudly he rattles the windows!”), but snoring is serious business.

For one, a snoring spouse often keeps the other person from a good night’s sleep, which can eventually lead to separate bedrooms. “Snoring can create real problems in a marriage”

Not only is snoring a nuisance, but 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing is disrupted during sleep for short periods), which increases the risk of developing heart disease, Slaughter says.

Here are the natural solutions and lifestyle changes, which may help you stop snoring.


Lying on your back makes the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse to the back wall of your throat, causing a vibrating sound during sleep. Sleeping on your side may help prevent this.

“A body pillow (a full-length pillow that supports your entire body) provides an easy fix,”. It enables you to maintain sleeping on your side and can make a dramatic difference.

Taping tennis balls to the back of your pajamas can also stop you from sleeping on your back, Chokroverty says. “Or you can recline the bed with the head up and extended, which opens up nasal airway passages and may help prevent snoring. This may cause neck pain, however.” If snoring continues regardless of the sleep position, obstructive sleep apnea may be a cause. “See a doctor in this case,” 


Weight loss helps some people but not everyone. Thin people snore, too.

If you’ve gained weight and started snoring and did not snore before you gained weight, weight loss may help. “If you gain weight around your neck, it squeezes the internal diameter of the throat, making it more likely to collapse durin


Alcohol and sedatives reduce the resting tone of the muscles in the back of your throat, making it more likely you’ll snore. “Drinking alcohol four to five hours before sleeping makes snoring worse,” Research shows that “People who don’t normally snore will snore after drinking alcohol.”


Poor sleep habits (also known as poor sleep “hygiene”) can have an effect similar to that of drinking alcohol. Working long hours without enough sleep, for example, means when you finally hit the sack you’re overtired. You sleep hard and deep, and the muscles become floppier, which creates snoring.


If snoring starts in your nose, keeping nasal passages open may help. It allows air to move through slower. Imagine a narrow garden hose with water running through. The narrower the hose, the faster the water rushes through.

Your nasal passages work similarly. If your nose is clogged or narrowed due to a cold or other blockage, the fast-moving air is more likely to produce snoring.

A hot shower before you go to bed can help open nasal passages. Also, keep a bottle of saltwater rinse in the shower. Rinse your nose out with it while you’re showering to help open up passages.

A neti pot could also be used to rinse out the nasal passages with a salt-water solution.

Nasal strips may also work to lift nasal passages and open them up — if the problem exists in your nose and not within the soft palate.


Allergens in your bedroom and in your pillow may contribute to snoring. When did you last dust the overhead ceiling fan? Replace your pillows?

Dust mites accumulate in pillows and can cause allergic reactions that can lead to snoring. Allowing pets to sleep on the bed causes you to breathe in animal dander, another common irritant.

If you feel fine during the day but obstructed at night, these things may be contributing to your snoring.

Put your pillows in the air fluff cycle once every couple weeks and replace them every six months to keep dust mites and allergens to a minimum. And keep pets out of the bedroom.

Beware before spending money on special pillows designed to prevent snoring. 

They may work if it props up your head, which fixes nasal issues, but can cause neck pain.”


Drink plenty of fluids. Secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier when you’re dehydrated. This can create more snoring. According to the Institute of Medicine, healthy women should have about 11 cups of total water (from all drinks and food) a day; men require about 16 cups.

Overall, get enough sleep, sleep on your side, avoid alcohol before bedtime and take a hot shower if nasal passages are clogged, Slaughter says. These simple practices can make a huge difference in reducing snoring.




I am here to speak with you on Prostate. The topic is misleading. Is prostate strictly for men? Yes, ONLY men have prostate and ONLY men over 40 years but the healthcare enlightenment is for everyone. There is no woman who does not know a man 40 years and above, father, uncle, brother, son, friend, neighbour, colleague…

Essentially what I will be doing today is health promotion. Responsible health promotion must provide three things:

1. Information

2. Reassurance

3. A plan of action.

Let me start with a background on prostate health.

Everyone has a pair of kidneys. The job of the kidney is to remove waste. It is the LAWMA (waste management company) of your body. Everyday your blood passes through the kidney several times to be filtered. As the blood is filtered, urine is formed and stored in a temporary storage tank called the urinary bladder.

If there were to be no urinary bladder, as a man walks on the road, urine will be dropping.

Now think of the plumbing work in your house. Think of the urinary bladder as the overhead storage tank. From the storage tank, a good plumber will run pipes to other parts of the house, including the kitchen. God in His wisdom ran pipes from our urinary bladder to the tip of the penis. The pipe is called the urethra. Just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra is a little organ called the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is the size of a walnut and weighs about 20grams. Its job is to make the seminal fluid which is stored in the seminal vesicle. During sexual intercourse, seminal fluid comes down the urethra and mixes with the sperms produced in the testicles to form the semen. So semen technically is not sperm. It is sperm + seminal fluid. The seminal fluid lubricates the sperm.

After age 40, for reasons that may be hormonal, the prostate gland begins to enlarge. From 20 grams it may grow to almost 100 grams. As it enlarges, it squeezes the urethra and the man begins to notice changes in the way he urinates.

If you have a son under 10, if he has a little mischief like we all did at that age, when he comes out to urinate, he can target the ceiling and the jet will hit target. Call his father to do same, wahala dey. His urine stream is weak, cannot travel a long distance and sometimes may come straight down on his legs. So he may need to stand in awkward position to urinate.

Not many men will be worried their urine stream cannot hit the ceiling. Toilets are on the floor and not on the ceiling. But other symptoms begin to show.


The man begins to notice that after urinating and repacking, urine still drops on his pants. This is the reason why after an older man urinates, he has to ring bell. A younger man simply delivers to the last drop and walks away. Just see an older man coming from the bathroom. Sometimes he may clutch the newspaper closely to hide the urine stains, particularly on plain colored trousers.


At this point you wait longer for the urine flow to start. There are 2 valves that must open for you to urinate – the internal and external sphincters. Both open but because of obstructions in the urethra, you wait longer for the flow to start.


You have this feeling immediately after urinating that there is still something left.

As all these things happen, the bladder begins to work harder to compensate for the obstruction in the urethra. The frequency of urination goes up. Urgency sets in. Sometimes you have to practically run into the toilet. Nocturia also becomes common. You wake up more than 2 times at night to urinate. Your wife begins to complain.

Men being men may not talk to anyone even at this point. Then the more serious complications start.

Stored urine gets infected and there may be burning sensation when urinating.

Stored urine forms crystals. Crystals come together to form stone either in the bladder or in the kidney. Stones may block the urethra.

Chronic urinary retention sets in. The bladder stores more and more urine. The size of the bladder is 40 – 60cl. A bottle of coke is 50cl. As the bladder stores more urine it can enlarge up to 300cl. An overfilled bladder may leak and this leads to wetting / urinary incontinence. Also the volume may put pressure on the kidney and may lead to kidney damage.

What may likely bring the man to hospital is acute urinary retention. He wakes up one day and he is not able to pass urine.

Everything I have described above is associated with prostate enlargement, technically called benign prostate hyperplasia.

There are other diseases of the prostate like:

1. Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate

2. Prostate cancer – cancer of the prostate.

This discussion is on prostate enlargement.

I have bad news and good news.

The bad news is that everyman will have prostate enlargement if he lives long enough.

The good news is that there are life style changes that can help the man after 40 to maintain optimum prostate health.


Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, according to the US National Cancer Institute is related to what we eat.

Red meat everyday triples your chances of prostate disease. Milk everyday doubles your risk. Not taking fruits / vegetables daily quadruples your risk.

Tomatoes are very good for men. If that is the only thing your wife can present in the evening, eat it with joy. It has loads of lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent natural antioxidant.

Foods that are rich in zinc are also good for men. We recommend pumpkin seeds (ugbogulu).

Zinc is about the most essential element for male sexuality and fertility.

Men need more zinc than women. Every time a man ejaculates he loses 15mg of zinc. Zinc is also important for alcohol metabolism. Your liver needs zinc to metabolize alcohol.


As men begin to have urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement, it is important they look at alcohol consumption. More fluid in means more fluid out. 

Drink less. Drink slowly.


Exercise helps build the muscle tone. Every man should exercise. Men over 40 should avoid high impact exercise like jogging. It puts pressure on the knees. Cycling is bad news for the prostate. We recommend brisk walking.


When we sit, two-third of our weight rests on the pelvic bones. Men who sit longer are more prone to prostate symptoms. Do not sit for long hours. Walk around as often as you can. Sit on comfortable chairs. We recommend a divided saddle chair if you must sit long hours.


Men should avoid tight underwear. It impacts circulation around the groin and heats it up a bit. While the physiological temperature is 37 degrees, the groin has an optimal temperature of about 33 degrees. Pant is a no – no for men. Wear boxers.  Wear breathable clothing.


Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impact circulation around the groin.


  • Regular sex is good for the prostate.

Celibates are more pronenn to prostate illness. While celibacy is a moral decision, it is not a biological adaptation. Your prostate gland is designed to empty its contents regularly.

Hot lemons can kill cancer cells!

Cut the lemon into three pieces and place it in a cup, then pour hot water, it will become (alkaline water), drinking

 it every day will certainly benefit everyone ..

Hot lemons can once again release an anti-cancer drug.

Hot lemon juice has an effect on cancerous tumors and

has shown treatment for all types of cancer.

Treatment with this extract will only destroy the malignant cells and will not affect healthy cells.

Second: The acids and mono-carboxylic acid in lemon juice can regulate hypertension and protect narrow arteries, adjust blood circulation and reduce blood clotting.

By Aimboss

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