Africa’s traditional healthcare system is perhaps the oldest and the most diverse of all therapeutic systems. As the cradle of mankind, Africa carries has a many wonder herbs whose healing properties have been passed on from one generation to another.
Medicinal plants from the Africa’s wide biodiversity have s proven to be useful in providing a holistic solution in the management of many chronic conditions. The effectiveness of these natural herbs has seen them being adopted by other populations across the globe as complementary or alternative medicine.
Organic medicinal plants, unlike pharmacological drugs, often contain substances that provide a holistic solution to health. One plant can stimulate digestion, possess anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce swellings and pain, phenolic compounds that can act as antioxidants and venotonics, antibacterial and anti-fungal tannins that act as natural antibiotics, diuretic substances that enhance the elimination of waste products and toxins, and alkaloids that enhance mood and give a sense of well-being. All these wonderful properties in a single plant.
East Africa is home to many wonder plants. These have grown naturally for ages in forests guarded by locals and regarded as sacred. These makes them 100% organic.
Waridi’s Neem Leaf Powder
The Neem tree is popularly known as ‘Mwarubaine’ along the East African Coast. It is a versatile herb that is used as a supplement and to treat leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis) and liver problems. The leaf powder and extracts are often used to make herbal soaps and make skin ointments and masks. Regular use will help tone the skin and clear acne, scars, pigmentation & blackheads. Neem also helps retain skin moisture and prevent dry skin.
Struggling with thin hair or a balding scalp? Neem is known to promote healthy hair by clearing pores so that hair can grow strong and healthy. Its anti-fungal properties also keep your scalp healthy.
Neem leaf powder is also good for your teeth and gums. Research shows that applying a gel containing neem leaf extract to the teeth or using a neem mouthwash can reduce the amount of plaque on the teeth. It can also help fight gum disease (gingivitis).
Waridi’s Moringa Powder
Moringa (aka Moringa Oliefera) is a tropical tree that can survive droughts. Moringa is often called the drumstick tree because of its skinny, foot-long pods. It also goes by mother’s best friend, the miracle tree, the never die tree, and the ben oil tree.
Moringa Oliefera has been used in Africa and Asia for centuries. Moringa is packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. It is also antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Moringa also helps with diabetes and cancer. It’s been used to treat everything from tumors to toothaches. The beauty of the Moringa tree is that you can eat almost all of the Moringa, including the seeds, flower, and leaves. Moringa’s leaves are often eaten as a vegetable. They’re also dried and ground into a powder and used in soups and curries. They are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, contain nine essential amino acids and vitamins A, B, and C. They’re full of protein and can be used as a substitute for meat, fish, and eggs. Moringa leaves have been used to help treat malaria, arthritis, skin diseases, and diabetes.
The seeds are full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. They can be eaten raw or boiled. They can also be pressed into cooking oil. Moringa is an essential part of a vegan, vegetarian or sugar free died as it helps maintain blood-sugar and healthy energy levels.
Mukombero – Natural Aphrodisiac
vMukombero (Mondia Whitei) is a natural aphrodisiac that is mainly found in Western Kenya. It has been used for centuries as a sex stimulant, sperm increase and for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) treatment. Often termed as the ‘natural Viagra,’ it has a pleasant aromatic character and taste that’s close to cinnamon.
Throughout Africa, dried Mukombero roots are chewed. The roots are also used in tonics, as an appetite stimulant, against abdominal pains, constipation, and in the treatment of heartburn. The sexual benefits of the Mukombero have been proven by several researchers. Waridi’s Mukombero powder is rich in bio-active medicinal compounds such as sterols, tritapenes, alkanoids, saponins, tarnins, flavanoids, alkanoids, glycosides, phenols and terpenoids. Mondia whitei roots are also rich in zinc, iron, calcium and vitamins A, D, E, K.
Other benefits of Mukombero roots include boosting testosterone levels, relieve stress, improving sleep quality, improve blood flow and it’s a good source of protein. Ladies also use it to increase the sensitivity of their vaginal walls. You can add the powder to your food, stews and drinks to power up your day.
Baobab Fruit Powder
Baobab Powder is loaded with energy boosting, free radical fighting, digestive health, bones and teeth strengthening properties. It is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates, and phosphorus. Our Baobab fruit is harvested from the wild, dried naturally and has a citrus flavor. The baobab fruit and powder are rich in vitamin C and believed to have antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Adding baobab to your diet may be beneficial if you’re looking to drop a few extra pounds. It can help curb cravings and promote feelings of fullness, helping you eat less and lose weight. Because of its high fiber content, baobab may also help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, which can prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar and stabilize levels long term. The high fiber content will also improve digestive health and prevent conditions like constipation, intestinal ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease and hemorrhoids. Baobab powder can contain up to 18% of the daily recommended fiber value in just one tablespoon. Fiber moves through your gastrointestinal tract undigested and is essential to digestive health.
The fiber in Baobab fruit powder also acts as a prebiotic and feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut, optimizing the health of your gut. Baobab is packed with antioxidants and polyphenols, which are compounds that protect your cells from oxidative damage and reduce inflammation in your body and helps prevent a long list of health conditions including heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders and diabetes.