Monday, April 22, 2024

The wonder of silent doc peppermint


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A favourite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves, has been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1 000 BC. Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties. Sayer Ji, (2013)

I know the time has come for us to genuinely embrace silent doctors. We can no longer continue in this hocus-pocus mentality. 

I was raised and confirmed at St Luke’s Anglican by Father George Harewood. I also graduated from Codrington College with a diploma in theology, so I was educated in theology using the King James version of the Bible. I often wonder if this is a good or bad thing.

However, what is good is that this version of the Bible has revealed in Revelation 22:2: “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.” 

Ezekiel 47:12 states: “And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”

Also in Proverbs 15:17 it states that “better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith”.

In Luke 11:39, silent doctor peppermint takes focus: “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” I consider peppermint to be “the grandmother of the kitchen garden”.

Silent doctor peppermint is used to treat many health challenges including:

• Depression related to anxiety

• Tuberculosis

• Hay fever

• Shingles

• Memory problem

• Chemotherapy-induced nausea

• Flatulence

• Menstrual pain

• Nipple pain associated with breastfeeding

• Colonic spasm

• Prostate cancer

• Herpes simplex

• Muscle and verve pain

• Indigestion

• Headaches and migraines.

Plant peppermint herbal plants in your garden. You will discover that it only takes a spark to get a fire going. 

 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 direction of your health care provider.


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