Step-Up Energizer for Arthritis

Arthritis is one common disease that’s not only bodily painful but it restricts a patient from free body movements in walking around, working and playing. It prevents a patient from fully enjoying life because all the good things that a normal person does freely may not be done easily by an arthritis patient.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is more than just wear and tear or an old person’s disease. Find out about the different types of arthritis.

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years but can progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs.

Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

There are different types of arthritis:

1. Degenerative Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. When the cartilage – the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of bones – wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Over time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic. Risk factors include excess weight, family history, age and previous injury (i.e., an anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL tear). 

Regular physical activity, hot and cold therapies, over-the-counter pain relievers and assistive devices are commonly used to help manage mild to moderate osteoarthritis symptoms. If joint symptoms are severe, causing limited mobility and affecting quality of life, joint replacement may be necessary. Osteoarthritis may be prevented by staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding injury and repetitive movements. 

2. Inflammatory Arthritis.

A healthy immune system is protective. It generates internal inflammation to get rid of infection and prevent disease. But with inflammatory types of arthritis, the immune system doesn’t work properly and mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inflammation, potentially causing joint erosion. Inflammation can also damage to internal organs, eyes and other parts of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout are examples of inflammatory arthritis. 

Researchers believe that a combination of genetics and environmental factors can trigger autoimmunity. Smoking is an example of an environmental risk factor that can trigger rheumatoid arthritis in people with certain genes.


With autoimmune and inflammatory types of arthritis, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is critical. Slowing disease activity can help minimize or even prevent permanent joint damage. Remission (little to no disease activity) is the goal and may be achieved by using one or more medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Other treatment goals include reducing pain, improving function and preventing further joint damage.

3. Infectious Arthritis
A bacterium, virus or fungus can enter the joint and trigger inflammation. Examples of organisms that can infect joints are salmonella and shigella (food poisoning or contamination), chlamydia and gonorrhea (sexually transmitted diseases) and hepatitis C (a blood-to-blood infection, often through shared needles or transfusions). In many cases, timely treatment with antibiotics may clear the joint infection, but sometimes the arthritis becomes chronic. 

4. Metabolic Arthritis

Uric acid is formed as the body breaks down purines, a substance found in human cells and in many foods. Some people have high levels of uric acid because they naturally produce more than is needed or the body can’t get rid of it quickly enough. In some people, uric acid builds up and forms needle-like crystals in the joint, resulting in sudden spikes of extreme joint pain, or a gout attack. Gout can come and go in episodes or, if uric acid levels aren’t reduced, can become chronic, causing ongoing pain and disability. 

What You Can Do

The most important first step is to get an accurate diagnosis of what’s causing your joint pain.  Talk to your primary care doctor about your symptoms.  You may be referred to a rheumatologist or orthopedist, doctors who specialize in arthritis and related conditions. There are many things that can be done to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life. Learning about the disease and treatment options, making time for physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are essential. Arthritis is a commonly misunderstood disease and we know the struggles and the pains the patients go through and it’s for these reasons that we came up with this drink for arthritis patients.
 The Step-Up Energizer is an effective herbal drink for arthritis patients.

The herbal drink is purely herbal and does NOT contain artificial drugs. It does not even contain any other additives. The drink is extracted from plants only.

People who’ve tried this herbal drink are now living normal lives. The drink is called Step-Up Energizer because it not only acts as a lubricator for the joints but also re-energizes the body and loosens cramped body muscles and joints.

This herbal drink can also be taken by elderly people and the feeble who cannot walk far. An old man who often experienced knee cap pains and back aches and would be often disturbed to piss in the night 4 to 5 times, after taking only one bottle of Step Up Energizer, all the joints pains and back aches disappeared and no more frequent nature calls to the loo to piss in the night.

Whichever Arthrities category you fall under, try Step-Up Energizer drink. It will ease you from all the pain and depression that you have been struggling from.

The Step-Up Body Energizer package which comes in 9 ×375 bottles is for a dosage of 9 days only.

The 9 day period includes 3 bottles in 3 consecutive days in a week for 3 consecutive weeks. So each week, a patient has to take only 3 bottles which is 1 herbal drink per day in 3 consecutive days.

TIME OF DOSAGE

Each bottle of Step-Up Energizer drink must only be taken at 3.00 am in the morning, what the bible commonly refers to as the beginning of the Fourth Watch of the Night.

PRICE

The price for Step-Up Energizer is USD200 which comes with a package containing 9 x 375 mL herbal drinks.

The treatment is 3 bottles in 3 consecutive days in a week for 3 consecutive weeks. Upon purchase full package will be shipped.

The drink is neither sour nor bitter but it weakens the body when taken. But don’t worry, just drink and sleep back untill morning and let it do its job and when morning comes the patient will be feeling alot more different, no more pain, but more energized, more lighter and refreshed but must continue to complete the 3 weeks’ dosage.

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Turmeric

Curcuma longa L. (syn. Curcuma domestica Valeton.) Zingiberaceae Local Names : Lavar (Kokopo, East New Britain Province) English Name : Turmeric

Description.

Perennial herb up to 1 m in height, stout, fleshy. Leaves basal, petiole 40-80 cm long; lamina oblong-lanceolate, pointed at each end, up to 50 cm long and 7-25 cm wide. Flowers in racemes from the base; calyx tubular, unilaterally split, unequally toothed; corolla white, tube funnel shaped, limb 3-lobed. Stamens lateral, petaloid, widely elliptical, longer than the anther; filament united to another about the middle of the pollen sac, spurred at base. Rhizome lateral, tuberous or elongate, slightly bent, flesh orange in colour, aromatic. Flowers usually in months of May – June. Habitat. Extensively cultivated and naturalized in lowland to lower montane areas.

Habitat

Widely distributed throughout the South Pacific and the tropics.

Constituents

Zingiberene, curcumene, curcuim, alpha- & beta- turmerone, zedoarondiol, alpha- & delta- atlantones, bisaboladienones, bisabolenes, bisacumol, bisacurone, curlone, curdinone, curcumins and derivatives, curcumenone, curcumenol, caryophyllenes, curzerenones, germacron derivatives, beta-sesquiphellandrene, alpha-turmerine, turmeronols, beta-turmeroone, borneol, isoborneol, camphene, camphor, cineol, para-cymene, limonene, linalool, alpha phellandrene, terpinene, sabinene, alpha and beta pinenes, terpineol, caffeic acid, eugenol, guaiacol, cinnamoyl derivatives, cholesterol, campesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, lignan, phenyl propanoids, oleoresins, prtocatechuic acid, cyclocurcumin, vanillic acid, tannins, turmerin, ukonans. Biological Activity1,7-13. Anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-dyspeptic, antibacterial, fungistatic, cytotoxic, increases bile production, uterine stimulant, weak antimycobacterial, antiyeast, insecticidal, antiamoebic, antiallergic, antinematodal, embryotoxic, antioxidant, antitumour, antiviral, anti-implantation, antihypercholesterolemic, antimutagenic, diuretic, immunosuppressant, anticoagulant, antihepatotoxic, allergenic, insect repellent.

Traditional Medicinal Uses.

The dried rhizome is chewed and oily juice swallowed to treat stomach ulcer.

Crushed fresh rhizome is mixed with lime and applied to body to improve body colour and as a means of decoration. Rhizome is also used as a dye, and as a spice in curries.

About These Medicinal Herbs Below

Traditional medicine, including the knowledge, skills and practices of holistic health care, exists in all cultures. It is based on indigenous theories, beliefs and experiences, and is widely accepted for its role in health maintenance and the treatment of disease. Medicinal plants are the main ingredients of local medicines, but rapid urbanization is leading to the loss of many important plants and knowledge of their use. To help preserve this knowledge and recognize the importance of medicinal plants to health care systems, the World Health Organization- WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific has published a series of books on medicinal plants in China, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam and the South Pacific. Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea is the fifth in this series.

This came after the World Health Organization -WHO Western Pacific in collaboration with the University of PNG did a research in 2009 on 126 species of commonly used medicinal plants which we, PNG natives have been using for generations. The research covered a remarkable proportion of the immense knowledge on traditional medicine, the plant species from which they are derived, the diseases they can treat and the parts of the plants to be used. The diverse cultures, languages and traditional practices of Papua New Guinea made this a particularly challenging project. The medicinal plants published in this page are some of the plants approved by WHO for medicinal use.

Some of these herbs published are outdoor plants and flowers while some are usually mistaken for weeds and unwanted plants. But they are herbs.

In the coming weeks more herbs for various diseases will be published in this site.

I believe the information and accompanying references provided can be useful to readers and will prove an invaluable resource in the quest for good health for all people.

Having Chest Pains?

Chilli pepper

Capsicum frutescens l. solanaceae

Local Names : Lombo (Pidgin); Ule hekini (Vanapa, Central Province); Kodukarava (Rigo, Central Province). English Names : Chilli pepper, Red pepper, Paprika, Cayenne pepper.

Description.

Herbaceous, glabrous, coarse perennial erect herb or small subshrub, 1-2 m tall. Leaves alternate, simple, often –3 together and unequal, ovate-elliptic, and pointed with entire margins. Flowers are usually borne singly in leaf and branch axils, white to violet colour petal, five parted. Fruit erect, always shiny, a dry to fleshy red elongated berry with numerous flattened seeds which are hot tasting. Flowers and fruit available throughout the year.

Habitat.

Gardens, disturbed sites, weedy habitats, clearing secondary sites, sometimes grown in house yards, often cultivated.

Distribution.

Well distributed all over all hot and cold climate from sealevel to lower montane with well drain fertile soil.

Constitents

1-5. Vitamins A & B, ascorbic acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, cinnamic acid, paracoumaric acid, ferulic acid, caproic acid, isohexanoic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, isobutyric acid, mevalonic acid, valeric acid, isovaleric acid, capsaicin and capsaicin derivatives, 3-acetamido-2-methyl tetradecane, novivamide, zucapsaicin, vanillylamine, capsicum sapogenin cay-1. Biological Activity6-15. Causes sensitisation of the skin; diuretic, antinematodal, mutagenic, antibacterial, gastric secretory stimulant, antivenin (weak), antioxidant, antihypercholesterolemic, toxic, haemotoxic, clastogenic, spasmolytic, antifungal, molluscidal, insect feeding stimulant.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

The ripe, red fruit is squeezed and rubbed onto body pains, especially chest pain, to act as an analgesic.

The fruit and leaves are made into poultices and used to treat ulcer and aching heads. The juice from pounded fruit is cooked and added to food to treat pneumonia, which develops following an attack of malaria. Mature fruits are soaked into cold water and solution drink to treat asthma.

Malaria Herbal Cure

Soursop (Prickley Custard Apple)

Annona muricata l. (syn. Annona macrocarpa Wercklé) annonaceae Local Names : Sow sop (Kebuguili, Milne Bay); Kahiloko (Tawala, Milne Bay).

English Names: Soursop, Prickly custard apple.

Description.

Three to 7 m tall. Leaves rather pale green, elliptic, rounded but apiculate or obtusely pointed at apex, rounded or narrowed at base, sepals quite thick, valvate; outer petals cordate at base. Flowers large, solitary, yellowish or greenish-yellow in colour. Fruit oblong or ovoid, somewhat curved (mango-shaped), sometimes as much as 30 cm long, the surface beset with regularly well-spaced short slightly curved spines, of moderately firm texture, green; flesh juicy, acid, whitish. Seeds abundant.

Habitat.

Lowland areas below 1,200 m altitude. Distribution. Native of tropical America, it is now cultivated worldwide, including Papua New Guinea, for its fruit.

Constituents

Annonaceous acetogenins: annocatalin, annohexocin, annomonicin, annomontacin, annomuricatin A & B, annomuricin A-E, annomutacin, annonacin, (multiple iso, cis, one, etc.), annonacinone, annopentocin A-C, cis-annonacin, cis-corossolone, cohibin A-D, corepoxylone, coronin, corossolin, corossolone, donhexocin, epomuricenin A & B, gigantetrocin, gigantetrocin A & B, gigantetrocinone, gigantetronenin, goniothalamicin, iso-annonacin, javoricin, montanacin, montecristin, muracin A-G, muricapentocin, muricatalicin, muricatalin, muri-catenol, muricatetrocin A & B muricatin D, muricatocin A-C, muricin H, muricin I, muricoreacin, murihexocin 3, murihexocin A-C, murihexol, murisolin, robustocin, rolliniastatin 1 & 2, saba-delin, solamin, uvariamicin I & IV, xylomaticin, annocatalin, annohexocin, annomonicin, annomontacin, cis-annomontacin, annomuricin A-E, annomutacin; campesterol, stigmasterol, isoquinoline alkaloids, tannin, lipid, carbohydrate. Cardiac depressant, antiamebic, antibacterial, antifungal, serotonin (5-HT) receptor binding activity, antimalarial, toxic, molluscicidal, anticrustaceaen, smooth muscle relaxant, spasmogenic, urine stimulant, vasodilator, antileishmaniasis, insecticidal, antiparasitic, lipid peroxidase formation inhibition.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

Malaria Cure

Collect a handful of its green leaves and boil them in water. After boiling them, leave dilluted stuff to cool down and then drink from cup. Repeat this step for seven days. All boiled leaves are to be disposed after each step.

Treatment for Stomach Aches

Leaves are heated over a fire and inhaled to give some relief to an upset stomach. The heated leaves are pressed against the stomach and stroked downwards to provide relief from stomach ache.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera l. (syn. Aloe barbadensis Mill.) Local Name : Aloe English Names : Aloe, Aloe vera

Description.

Succulent herb with a single short, thick stem crowned by a large rosette of numerous leaves which are sea milkwort green, oval-lanceolate, of 40 to 60 cm by 10 to 12 cm, margins with spines and pointed apex. Red, tubular flowers, up to 4 cm long and borne on a terminal spike. Fruit a brown capsule 15-25 mm long with many small f lattened seeds. Flowering and fruiting periods not known. Habitat. Widely cultivated as a house plant.

Habitat.

Native to North Africa, now introduced in the South Pacific region and grown widely as an ornamental and medicinal plant.

Constituents

 1-8 dihydroxyanthraquinone, aloe emodin, chrysophanic acid, aloin, aloin derivatives, barbaloin, aloeesin, neoeloesin A, anthranol, enzothiazolone, isocitric acid, para-coumaric acid, cystine, amino acids, sugars, enzymes, dehydro-abietal, methyl ester of dehydro-abietic acid, acemannan, aloeferon, glucomannan, aloe peptides, cholesterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, lupeol, lipids. Analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, toxic, mitogenic, anti-burn, wound healing, antibacterial, antileukopenic, antitumour, teratogenic, hypoglycaemic, antifertility, immunostimulant, antiedema, uterine stimulant, antiviral, hair stimulant, allergenic, antiasthmatic, haemaglutinin, emollient, insecticidal, depressant, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipemic.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

 The plant is primarily used as purgative. The sap from the fresh leaves is used to treat cuts, grazes sores and wounds and fungal infections of the skin.

The sap can also be placed and rubbed on hair and scalps to promote hair growth.

 

References: 1) Ponglux, D., et al., Medicinal Plants, (1987), Bangkok, Thailand, 13.

2)Park, M.K, et al., Planta Med., (1996), 62 (4), 363-365.

3) Afzal, M., et al., Planta Med., (1991), 57 (1), 38-40.

4) Saccu, D., et al., J. Agr. Food Chem., 49 (10), 4526-4530.

5) Yamaguchi, I., et al., Biosci. Biotech. Biochem., 57 (8), 1350-1352.

6) Waller, G.R., et al., Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci., (1978), 58, 69.

7) Mohsin, A., et al., Fitotherapia, (1989), 60 (2), 174-177.

8) Ajabnoor, M.A., J. Ethnopharmacol., (1990), 28 (2), 215-220.

9) Upupa, L., et al., Fitotherapia, (1994), 65 (2), 141-145.

10) Suga, T., and Hirata, T. Cosmet. Toileteries, (1983), 98 (6), 105-108

11) Magnuson, J.A., and Waller, T.A., Drug. Cosmet. Ind., (1991), 148 (5), 20-22.

12) Vazquez, B., et al., J. Ethnopharmacol., (1996), 55 (1), 69-75.

13) Traditional Medicine Database, (2002), National Department of Health, Govt. of Papua New Guinea, Waigani, N.C.D., Papua New Guinea.

Treatment for Flu and Cough & improving Eye Sight

Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. (syn. Andropogon citratus DC.) Gramineae Local Names : Tea (Vanapa, Central Province); Gigi (Kokopo, East New Britain Province). English Names : Lemon grass, Ginger grass, Citronella grass.

Description.

Perennial herbaceous plant with aromatic lemon flavoured green leaves in dense tufts that can reach 2 m in height. Leaves linear, amplexicaul, with rough edge or margins about 1 cm wide, glaucous green on both sides. Rarely produced flowers. Inflorescence in agglomerated clusters on a branched spike that overreaches the tuft of the leaves. Flowering period is usually between March and April.

Habitat.

Occurs in coastal areas and up to at least 1400 m altitude. Grows well in fertile and well-drained soil. In wild, it grows on coral rocks, near the beach.

Distribution.

Grown or introduced in all intertropical regions. Species commonly cultivated as a culinary herb and for medicinal uses.

Constituents

1-8. Borneol, camphene, camphor, car-3-ene, cineal, citral, citronellal, citronellol, citronellol acetate, fenchone, geranial, geranic acid, geraniol, geraniol acatate, limonene, (+) limonene, linalool, linalool oxide, menthol, menthone, myrcene, beta-myrcene, nerol, nerol acetate, nerolic acid, perilla alcohol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, terpineol, terpinolene, oxo-alpha-bisaboline, beta(+)cardinene, farnesol, humulene, cymbopogonol, cymbopogone, 6-methylhept-5-en-2-one, 3-methylheptan-2one, methylheptenol, methylheptenone, hexacosan-1-0l, triacontan-1-0l, cynaroside, luteolin, luteolin-7-0-neohesperidosid, isoorientin, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, paracoumaric acid, beta-sitosterol. Biological Activity9-17. Antimutagenic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiyeast, serotonin release inhibition activity, analgesic, antiinflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, antiamebic, hypotensive, insect repellent, antifilarial, anxiolytic, diuretic, larvicidal, antitumour, urine stimulant, antispasmodic, acaricidal, antioxidant.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

Crushed leaves are boiled and steam inhaled for cold and cough. Leaves are boiled in water and solution drunk to treat sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections.

Other Uses:

Patients with high fever, usually due to malaria, are bathed with the decoction prepared from the leaf. Whole plant is washed, mashed and wrapped in a banana leaf and heated over a fire. The oily juice is squeezed out and administered orally for treatment against constipation, flu, headache and stomach ache.

To improve eyesight, leaves are boiled in water, cooled and eyes bathed with the solution.

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Rosewood

Pterocarpus indicus; Tenasserim mahogany, rosewood, Philippine mahogany, Malay padauk, Burmese rosewood, Papua New Guines rosewood, blanco’s narra, amboyna Fabaceae – Papilionoideae

Local Names; Burmese (ansanah,pashu-padauk); English (narra, Malay paduak,pricky narra,red sandalwood,redwood,smooth narra); Filipino (narra); French (amboine,santal rouge); Indonesian (sena,linggod,sonokembang,angsana,angsena); Lao (Sino-Tibetan) (chan dêng); Malay (sena,angsana); Thai (praduu baan,pradoo,duu baan); PNG Kuanua; Buringai

Trade name (amboyna,blanco’s narra,Burmese rosewood,Malay padauk,rosewood,Tenasserim mahogany,Philippine mahogany); Vietnamese (gi[as]ng h[uw][ow]ng)

Description

Pterocarpus indicus is a big tree, growing to 33 m in height and 2 m diameter. The trunks are usually fluted and buttressed to 7-m diameter at the base. The crowns are large and bear many long branches that are at first ascending, but eventually arch over and sometimes droop at the ends. Trees with long willowy, drooping branches are particularly conspicuous and attractive in Singapore and some parts of Malaysia and Hawaii. Elsewhere the drooping habit may not develop. In a non-seasonal humid tropical climate such as in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the trees are generally evergreen, but in regions with seasonal rainfall, the trees are deciduous. The leaves are compound-pinnate, bearing about 12 alternate leaflets. The leaflets are rather large, 7 x 3.5 to 11 x 55 cm and ovate to elliptic in shape, with a pronounced acuminate tip. The flowers are yellow, fragrant, and borne in large axillary panicles. When flowering, the buds do not open in daily sequence. Instead, as buds come to full size, they are kept waiting, to be triggered into opening. The opened flowers last for one day. After that, several days may pass before another batch of accumulated ‘ready’ buds open. The nature of the trigger is unknown. Whole avenues of such trees blooming in unpredictable synchrony making a splendid display. The fruits, which take four months to mature, are disc-shaped, flat, and have winged margins. About 5 cm across, the fruit have a central woody corky bulge containing several seeds (ptero-carpus means winged fruit). Unlike most legumes, the Pterocarpus fruit is indehiscent and is dispersed by wind. It also floats in water and can be water-dispersed.

Habitat

The genus Pterocarpus consists of 20 species distributed throughout the tropics. P. indicus has a wide range from southern Myanmar to the Philippines and throughout the Malay Archipelago to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. There is considerable morphological and ecological variation when viewed throughout its range, but because of extensive propagation, the trees planted in any given locality tend to be uniform. In Malaysia, its natural habitat is by the sea and along tidal creeks and rivers. Elsewhere (e.g., Papua New Guinea), it occurs in inland forests. In the Moluccas, four varieties are locally recognized, which occupy a range of habitats from the coast to submontane forests and seasonal swamps.

Constituents

The leaves contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants that provide health benefits to humans, such as anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic benefits. Flavonoids in Rosewood leaves may be capable of preventing damage to your kidneys.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

Pick a handful of the matured leaves, not buds, but the more bigger, fresh leaves from the Rosewood tree and with both your hands, rub and squeeze them together and dip them into a glass or cup of water and press into the water untill the water turns greenish.

After that, drink the green solution while you dispose off the used-leaves.

You may use a blender for this process to blend water and the rosewood leaves after which you may strain the green solution from the leaves and then drink.

Continue this simple step daily untill you see results to your body.

This herb works remarkably fast and you will lose weight quickly.

Herbal Cure for Gonorrhea & Syphilis

RedHead Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides (coleus) Species: P.scutellarioides Genus: Plectranthus Family: Lamiaceae.

PNG Kuanua: Aka, English: Coleus blumei, RedHead Coleus

Description

Coleus is one of the flowering plant species belongs to family Lamiaceae. It is native to Malaysia and South East Asia. Plants need moist-drained soil to grow and typically grow 0.5-1 m tall, though some may grow as tall as 2 meters. Plants are bushy, woody-based evergreen perennial and mostly grown due to its decorative variegated leaves. It is also known as Coleus blumei and Plectranthus scutellarioides. Various species of Solenostemon scutellarioides includes Aurora, Religious Radish, Red Trailing Queen, Trailing Bleeding Heart, Trailing Salamander, Ruby Ruffles, Vulcan and Meandering Linda. Plants are generally grown as ornamental plants. They are heat-tolerant, but less grow in full sun in subtropical areas compared to shade.

Habitat

Plectranthus scutellarioides is native to India (including the Himalayas), Sri Lanka, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. It is cultivated worldwide and sometimes naturalized in other tropical regions. In its native habitat, it is found at elevations of 100–1,600 m (330–5,250 ft), where it flowers and fruits throughout the year.

Traditional Medicinal Uses

RedHead coleus blumei are ONLY to be used for treatment of Gonorrhea and Syphilis and not any other coleus blumei colours.

Collect a handful of RedHead Coleus and then rub and squeeze them for their liquid with both your hands into a cup of water.

In this process you may also dip the squeezed redhead coleus into the cup of water and press the leaves into the water so the solution turns red, after which the solution can be drank.

You may use a blender to blend the water and Red Head coleus leaves together, afterwhich you may strain the maroon solution from its leaves and drink.

Repeat this step twice a day for 7 days and then go for medical review.

Any syphilis sores will be healed and or urinary pains and discharges will cease after taking this herb.

Treating Mouth Cancer

Herbal Treatment for Mouth Cancer

Rose Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don Apocynaceae (syn. Ammocallis rosea (L.) Small; Lochnera rosea (L.) Rchb.; Vinca rosea L.) Local Names : pua na purpur (Kuanua, East New Britain); palwa theresia (Kurti, Manus Province); falava (Rigo, Central Province).

English Names : Rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, Old-maid.

Description.

Herb to 30 cm high, glabrous, subwoody at the base, and profusely branched. Leaves opposite, smooth, oblong-oval, blunt, or rounded at the apex, short petioled, 15-40 x 6-15 cm. The broken stem exudes a milky latex sap. Flowers borne in upper axils, tubular, 5-lobed; colour may be white with a yellow-eye, white with a crimson eye, or lavender pink with a crimson eye. Fruits green with longitudinal grooves. Flowers bloom all the year.

Habitat.

Arid coastal locations; near houses and in coconut plantations. Distribution. Native of Madagascar, the plant is naturalized in most of the tropical and subtropical world. It is naturalized and widely distributed and cultivated as an ornamental plant in Papua New Guinea. Cultivated widely in the tropics.

Constituents.

Plant contains over 100 alkaloids including vincristine, vinblastine, vinleurosine, vinrozidine, vincerine, catharanthine, ajmalicine, serpentine, vincadioline, vincaline, vincamicine, vincarodine, vincathicine, vinceine, vincolidine, vincoline, vincubine, vindolicine, vindolidine, vindoline, vindolinine, vindorosine, vinesesine, vinosidine, vinsedicine, vinsedine, virosine, vivaspine, yohimbine, etc. Biological Activity1. Animal repellent, antibacterial, antidiuretic, antifertilty, antihypercholesterolemic, antihyperglycemic, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antimitotic, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, antitumour, CNS depressant, hyperglycaemic, larvicidal, smooth muscle relaxant, toxic effect (general).

Traditional Medicinal Uses

The decoction of the leaves is taken orally to treat mouth cancer.

Other uses:

Hot water extract of the roots is taken orally for stomachache. The whole plant is boiled in water, cooled and solution used to bathe a patient with scabies. Leaves are heated gently on a fire and massaged on the affected parts of the body to reduce swelling.

References: 1) Ross, I.A., Medicinal Plants of the World, (1999), Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey; 109-118.

2) Traditional Medicine Database, (2002), National Department of Health, Govt. of Papua New Guinea, Waigani, N.C.D., Papua New Guinea.