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.
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.
The origin of Guifiti is a mysterious secret indigenous tradition. The word “Guifiti” in Garifuna means “a gift of the plant spirits.” It belongs to a group of drinks known as “bitters” made from an arrangement of plants known to be beneficial for the health and wellbeing of humans.
My Great Grandmother, Isabela Roches, was born to the first generation of Garifuna people who had just arrived in Central America after being exiled by the British from their homeland of St. Vincent in 1797. Her ancestors, the Arawaks from Venezuela, migrated to St.Vincent 500 years prior.
Spirituality and healing to the Garifuna cannot be separated, and are therefore treated as one in the same. The ceremonial healing practices of our people have always been wholesome and nature based. We believe all illness is caused by a blocked connection between us and the wisdom of the Ancestors. Any type of suffering can mean that something between the realm of man and the realm of spirit requires attention and needs adjustment.
Garifuna theology of the afterlife has its own structure that explains matters within a framework dictated by our culture. When we die, our life force (Uwani) merges back into the Universe and returns to its source, which is God. Our physical body merges back with the Earth and returns to its source, which is dust. Setting the double spirit (Áfurugu) free to travel to Seiri; that imaginary line where the sea meets the sky in the distance, and where the souls of our ancestors end up, after they have been washed purified in prayerful ceremony. Setting the Afurugu free is the ultimate goal of every ancestral ceremonial offering.