Friday, April 19, 2024

HEALING HERBS: Silent doctors parliament

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Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray –
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. – And Can It Be That I Should Gain, Charles Wesley, 1738.  
This verse from the hymn symbolically played in the minds of silent doctors seated in parliament.
The Jupiter Effect and Crucifixion could not be underestimated. This week the silent doctors’ parliament is in session. The Prime Minister is Barbadian silent doctor corn who had selected and named her Cabinet. Barbadian Governor General golden apple will conclude the Throne Speech.
The 21 Senators of the Upper House were attached to various departments of illness as follows: leader of the Senate and headaches – calabash; vice-president and asthma – coconut. The other senators are St John bush – poor circulation; cataracts – shine bush; ginger – sore throat; flax seed – cholesterol; hibiscus – anaemia; basil – warts; cinnamon – fungus; clove – digestive ailments; marigold – angina; comfrey – fever; almonds – rheumatic joints; annatto – prostate and urinary infections; avocado – gastritis and duodenal ulcers; Bajan cherry – low immune system; breadfruit – constipation; chaya – circulation; chives – fatigue; fit weed – fainting; hyssop – herpes sores; lime – dandruff.
Throne Speech (continued)
Madam president, ministers and silent doctors: this parliament remains duly constituted and I will proceed to address our simple plans with focus on community empowerment.
Exercise will be high on the agenda and trained instructors will be part of community centres and constituency councils. Their role would be to ensure that organized exercise is offered in all communities.
Additionally, a five-minute slot sponsored by the Ministry of Health detailing how to make silent doctor drinks will form part of the CBC Evening News – for example, blending 1 tablespoon powdered moringa leaves, 1 cup coconut water and 3 tbsps guava pulp; or this Liver-Cleanse Smoothie: blend 1 medium paw-paw, ½ cup pineapple, 1 tbsp paw-paw seeds, 1/4 cup coconut water, and 2 ice cubes.
Members of parliament will pay regular visits to the community. Senators cayenne pepper and ginger would lead that charge and all silent doctors would be expected to be seen in vegetable and fruit baskets in all households.
Such a plan would ensure that holistic food consumption transforms Barbados into a healthier country. This Government’s startling plan is to lead by example and the Health Minister’s ability to empower would be evidenced by his chiselled physique and knowledge about silent doctors.
My Government says, “I am for you and I know that you are for me.”
• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator.
DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific health claims for any products. Any attempt to diagnose and treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care professional.

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