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Guyana: Mabaruma – Region1 – Welcome to Spice Country – Video

Guyana: Mabaruma – Region1 – Welcome to Spice Country – Video

News Room Guyana with Neil Marks

GUYANA: MABARUMA. In this third episode of the series GUYANA, the News Room’s Neil Marks travels to the fertile Hosororo Hills at Mabaruma, at the top of Guyana, to meet the farmers who grow Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Ginger and Turmeric. The focus is on Organic Farming with no pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals…. real “Natural Farming”.

Medical: Some Spices and Herbs That Fight Diabetes

Some Spices and Herbs That Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by a high concentration of glucose in the blood and urine, so it is very important to keep an eye on food intake in order not to worsen the situation and even to improve it.

Fortunately, there are many herbs and spices known for their medicinal properties that help, among other things, fight against diabetes, with which tasty and healthy meals can be prepared. So, as you cook your next meal, try to incorporate some of the 15 herbs and spices on the list below, thus protecting yourself and the people you care about from this difficult illness.

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Traditional Home Remedies Of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

Traditional Home Remedies Of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his thought to derive benefit from his illnesses”

 [Hippocrates -father of Western Medicine]

 If you grew up in Guyana you would certainly be acquainted with some of these common over the –counter- medicines and remedies that brought relief for various afflictions and ailments. Corner stores carried a wide array of medicines found only in the Caribbean and Guyana. These were augmented with herbal medicines and treatments before a visit to the doctor was attempted.

Home remedies have been around for thousands of years. Even these days about 30 per cent of prescription drugs are still synthesised from plants. In fact, the word ‘drug’ comes from an old Dutch word, drogge, which means ‘to dry’ – which is how many plant medications were prepared. However, it is always wise to remember, just because something is “naturally” growing from a tree, doesn’t mean it’s safe to consume.    Continue reading

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