Wednesday, April 24, 2024

HEALING HERBS: Aguaje: the tree of life


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“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” – Unknown

Last week Wednesday after I distributed the progress reports to my third form students at the Christ Church Foundation School, I looked at the happiness on their faces while scanning their reports.

The atmosphere was tense because they knew I had drilled into their psyche the need for them to study and produce an excellent report. Indeed, when I announced that the top person in the class scored an overall average above 80 per cent the room was transformed into a sea of merriment and hope.

I was ecstatic to share with these persistent students in their success. I often told them during our pep talks at form assembly that “persistence overcomes resistance” and that “no massive achievement is possible without persistent work”.

While driving home, my thoughts continued to delve on my students’ success and I linked success to my persistence in having one of the soon to be constructed islands being named Silent Doctors Paradise which will cater to eco-tourism, global greening and holistic healing.

“All like now” in my spirit I have images in my head of lecturing to Egyptian, Brazilian, German and Malagasy visitors about silent doctor aguaje fruit while taking them on a tour of our “brand new Barbadian” holistic island. 

Aguaje fruit is an exotic extraordinary fruit which has taken the world by storm. It is a member of the Amazon region and grows all over Peru and Brazil. It is known as the “tree of life”.

Aguaje is the fruit of a palm tree, is reddish brown with a scaly covering and has a deep yellow pulp inside. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and is the most concentrated plant sources of beta-carotene in the world, containing more than carrots.

Research shows that aguaje fruit contains considerable “phyto-hormones” which are excellent for women with hot flash challenges during menopause as it can restore oestrogen value.

It is also linked to increased buttock and thigh sizes. In the rainforest it is said that “it restores fertility”. It is an unrivalled source of Vitamin A in the diet of children and pregnant women. Further research indicates that it will fight against diabetes and cancer, it has regenerating properties, can heal wounds, treat psoriasis, burns and eczema.

Finally, one of the four new islands should focus on herbs.

It must radically stand out as the Innovative Amazon of Caribbean. Like CARIFITA gold medallists Mario Burke, Mary Fraser and Haley Matthews let persistence prevail and let herbs be the healing of the nation. Revelation 22:2. 

Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via or by telephone 250-6450.

 DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direccton of your health care provider.


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