I haven’t posted to my blog in a few months. Hopefully, you noticed. However, I was invited to be a guest blogger for the Herb Companion magazine, so I did a post for them. Check it out at HerbCompanion.com.
I’m a gatherer of information and I’ve been doing some serious collecting lately. I’ve got lots of great stuff to share with you. I’ll get right on that.
My latest favorite is the Guinea Hen Weed. I find this herb to be absolutely amazing. I’m wondering why there isn’t more of it around.
I learned about this plant in Kingston, Jamaica last year. A friend (David Couch) asked me if I’d ever heard of it. I hadn’t. When he began to describe this herb to me I jumped up with excitement. “Do you have any? Can you show me?” You’ll have to click on the HerbCompanion.com link for the rest of the story.
This extraordinary plant fights cancer and scientists are actively studying its properties. This herb can find and kill the cancer cells without damaging the good, disease-fighting cells. I need to add a disclaimer here in the middle of my story. I’m not a doctor and I am making no claims about anything. I simply gather information that I find to be wonderful and pass it along. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs by Leslie Taylor has a wealth of information on guinea hen weed. Click here for an excerpt from the book.
Guinea hen weed (Petiveria allicea) is a viney plant that grows all over the island of Jamaica. It’s also known as ‘skunk weed’ because it has a really stinky smell to it when it’s fresh. It doesn’t smell bad when it’s dried.
I found many stores that sell the dried herb in Jamaica. I paid $200 Jamaican dollars for the bag in the photo above which converts to $2.85 U.S. There’s a website called Rain Tree Nutrition that sells it in the United States in capsule form, (they call it anamu).
I believe interest in this healer is gaining in popularity and I bet you’ll be hearing more about it.
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