In traditional herbalism, Cannabis is highly revered for its ability to improve mood, alter consciousness, and for treating symptoms of nausea, respiratory ailments, fever, and pain. It is one of the five sacred plants of Indian Vedic tradition, and used today in Ayurveda to treat a variety of health issues which include low libido. Traditional Chinese medicine uses Cannabis seeds to treat gout, absent mindedness, constipation, malaria, rheumatism, and female weakness. The seeds contain protein, lipids, and enzymes, and are used to improve digestion very much like flax seeds and psyllium husk. Marijuana leaves contain calcium. In the 19th century, doctors published one hundred papers recommending marijuana as safe and useful medicine, as part of Materia Medica. Britain alone purchased and imported about 1.5 million hundredweight of Cannabis every year for cordage, sacking, and sail making for the British Navy. At that time, there was manufacture of cooking oil from Cannabis seeds, and furniture polish made from the seed trash. People were placing twigs of Cannabis under their mattresses to ward off bedbugs.
The Garifuna word for herbal baths is ‘Agouni”, a wholistic modality used primarily when there is a need for healing the three different levels of body, mind, and spirit. Garifuna healers use Agouni to promote clarity of thought, and direction in life long issues; be they emotional, physical or personal. The water and herbs used in agouni are naturally charged with properties to repair breaks in the human auric field. They cleanse the aura of dense negative energies, and serve to activate protective ancestral spirits. Garifuna people believe the medicinal properties in sacred plants can heal the body of physical illness, and also get rid of attachments to negative spirits.
We Garifuna are descendants of the Kalinagu Indians who migrated to the Caribbean from South America in the 11th century and later united with Africans who escaped slavery. Our healing traditions derive from both Africa and those of the South American rain forest. Our Garifuna ancestors left the Antilles of the Caribbean and traveled west to the Bay Islands. The journey continued, creating Garifuna settlements along the coastlines of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, and Honduras; where I was born into a long succession of matriarchal Garifuna healers who will forever be my teachers. The Ancestral healing methods I hold dear were transmitted through my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I now live in Belize where I maintain a traditional healing practice, and facilitate retreats of the Mountain Spirit Wellness Community
The next Mountain Spirit event is a one day retreat/workshop where participants get to experience bush medicines used traditionally for enhancing loving energies, developing creativity, and healing relationships. All who attend will prepare and experience an "Agouni" of their own. Those who attend this event will leave knowing more about the identification, propagation, harvesting, preparation, and traditional uses of the featured plants: Damiana, Strongback, Yohimbe, Geinweyu, and Wild Yam. Romancing The Bush is the ideal event to satisfy healthy individuals and couples living or visiting Belize. Visit our retreat page at www.arzumountainspirit.com for more information...
Zinc deficiency is common in people who suffer from a sexual dysfunction. Raising your zinc level with natural remedies is easier than you think. Wild Yam balances hormones and stimulates the production of natural steroid hormones, delivers precursors of progesterone, and contains high amounts of Zinc. Wild Yam is good for regulating the menstrual cycle, balancing female hormones, PMS, alleviating menopausal symptoms, easing uterine pains, and cramps. Wild Yam tones and supports the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and the overall female reproductive system. It is an excellent herb for enhancing fertility, naturally.
When we consume foods that have been kissed by the Sun, we provide our entire being with a rich source of light nutrition. When we breathe deeply in the rain-forest, where there is good clean air, we provide our systems with a rich supply of light. When we drink water or bathe in water infused with Sun energy, we nourish our light body.
We recommend Okra in traditional medicine to boost sexual vigor, as it does contain some aphrodisiac qualities. Okra medicine is good for the body, and its good for ladies too, especially those close to menopause. It would not hurt to include Okra in your diet, even if not for your libido. Do it for your overall health.
Men don’t have the benefit of being able to fake sexual performance; and when they can’t perform, they require assistance. There are a variety of treatments for impotence available today; both natured and de-natured. There are different non‐invasive, drug free things people can do to enhance their libido. But few are exercising that option. Most people (mostly men) are using denatured pharmaceuticals like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra to enhance their libido regardless of the risks involved. Allow me a few lines to elaborate on these three before expounding on the natural remedies.
Pissabed (Senna Alata) is a large ever green leaf senna plant known also as candle bush, senna, candle stick, and ringworm bush. It is a beautiful wild flowering bush with a generous bright yellow bloom. This Belize rain forest native grows up to 10 feet tall in height, and is loved by bees, butterflies, birds, and native healers.