Today, I met some very friendly Jamaican goup of friends , and they cooked,, they cooked some delicious Dumplings with a delicious Cabbage Salad, I heard it is almost the national Dish of Jamaica, well, it was delicious. My friends were very proud of it and shared with all of us. I recommend you preparing the Boiled version and here is the recipe:
Cat's claw (U. tomentosa) is a large, woody vine that derives its name from hook-like thorns that grow along the vine and resemble the claws of a cat. Two closely related species of Uncaria are used almost interchangeably in the rainforests: U. tomentosa and U. guianensis. Both species can reach over 30 m high into the canopy. U. tomentosa has small, yellowish-white flowers, whereas U. guianensis has reddish-orange flowers and thorns that are more curved. Cat's claw is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America, including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Trinidad, Venezuela, Suriname, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama.
There are other species of plants with a common name of cat's claw (or u鎙 de gato) in Mexico and Latin America; however, they are entirely different plants, not belonging to the Uncaria genus, or even the Rubiaceae family. Several of the Mexican u鎙 de gato varieties have toxic properties.
TRIBAL AND HERBAL MEDICINE USES
Both South American Uncaria species are used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest in very similar ways and have long histories of use. Cat's claw (U. tomentosa) has been used medicinally by the Aguaruna, Ash嫕inka, Cashibo, Conibo, and Shipibo tribes of Peru for at least 2,000 years. The Ash嫕inka Indian tribe in central Peru has the longest recorded history of use of the plant. They are also the largest commercial source of cat's claw from Peru today. The Ash嫕inka use cat's claw to treat asthma, inflammations of the urinary tract, arthritis, rheumatism, and bone pain; to recover from childbirth; as a kidney cleanser; to cure deep wounds; to control inflammation and gastric ulcers; and for cancer. Indigenous tribes in Piura use cat's claw to treat tumors, inflammations, rheumatism, and gastric ulcers. Other Peruvian indigenous tribes use cat's claw to treat diabetes, urinary tract cancer in women, hemorrhages, menstrual irregularity, cirrhosis, fevers, abscesses, gastritis, rheumatism, tumors, and inflammations as well as for internal cleansing and to "normalize the body." Reportedly, cat's claw has also been used as a contraceptive by several different tribes of Peru (but only in very large dosages). Dr. Fernando Cabieses, M.D., a noted authority on Peruvian medicinal plants, explains that the Ash嫕inka boil 5 to 6 kg (about 12 pounds) of the root in water until it is reduced to little more than 1 cup. This decoction is then taken 1 cup daily during the period of menstruation for three consecutive months; this supposedly causes sterility for three to four years.
Cat's claw has been used in Peru and Europe since the early 1990s as an adjunctive treatment for cancer and AIDS as well as for other diseases that target the immune system. In herbal medicine today, cat's claw is employed around the world for many different conditions, including immune disorders, gastritis, ulcers, cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatic disorders, neuralgias, chronic inflammation of all kinds, and such viral diseases as herpes zoster (shingles). Dr. Brent Davis, D.C. has written several articles on cat's claw and refers to it as the "opener of the way" for its ability to cleanse the entire intestinal tract and its effectiveness in treating stomach and bowel disorders (such as Crohn's disease, leaky bowel syndrome, ulcers, gastritis, diverticulitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the bowel, stomach, and intestines). Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. reports using cat's claw for its immune-stimulating effects, for cancer, to help prevent strokes and heart attacks, to reduce blood clots, and for diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome..... Read More....
So, today I heard about an INTRAVENOUS treatment for healing almost everything you can imagine. It is made basically from Moringa and more than 10 other Medicinal Plants. These people have treating successfully more than 3000 people in over than 2 years. It is amazing the simplicity and economic easiness getting it and its easy aplication on the subject. In order to heal properly, there are some types of foods to avoid but mainly its really really easy and it is not a diet. I will keep updating the great results of this treatments with documents, where we will be all able to see and compare its efectiveness. Blessings to all.
The production of livestock and the current state of our meat industry is of growing concern to the general public. Documentaries and articles on the matter are starting to gain a lot of world wide attention as many people are being bought into the true reality of where our meat comes from and what toll this kind of production has on our society and also our environment.
The Mayan civilization was one of the great civilizations of our human past. Mayans occupied the area of Mexico and central America from the period of around 1800 BC – 250 AD. Lands such as modern-day Yucatan, Tabasco and Chiapas in Mexico and even stretching through Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador.
I came to South America with the intention of learning about Shamans and the mystery behind the plant medicines, throughout my stay in Ecuador I have participated in various ceremonies and have recorded my experiences. In this article I will list a few of the experiences I have had in ceremonies throughout my stay in a Plant medicine healing retreat just outside the city Cuenca in Ecuador. The way these ceremonies were conducted was in the setting of a Maloka, in the middle was a fire that was kept by two people under the command of the Shaman and around the fire sat 30 guests that were consuming the medicine facilitated by 2 Shamans who would conduct the prayers sing the Icarus songs and serve the medicine.
The benefits of a raw food diet are healing the world. More and more people are discovering this new phenomenon of consuming raw fresh food in its purest and natural state. Especially in a world where most people are suffering from some disease or another, feeling bogged down and lacking the flow of prana/lifeforce energy that is supposed to naturally flow through our being, more and more beings are discovering how a raw food diet can return us to our natural state of being which is health.
After two weeks volunteering in Montanita, working in the Amor Infinito vegan restaurant, I get to take on a morning shift. This is when the magic happens, when all the nutritious veggies and fruits are turned into delicious meals. I am excited to finally be a part of this.
It is 8:30 when I get to the restaurant. Our chef Xavier is already there, having a quick breakfast and planning out the meal for the day. Together with him and Murillo, a volunteer from Brazil, I go to the store to buy the ingredients for the day.
There are many small stores in Montanita, all full of vegetables and fruits. Most of the fruits I know from back home but some of them here are so exotic. I have never seen a passion fruit in real, only on the images on juice boxes. They have such a thick skin under which hides the edible part of the fruit. It is a bit slimy but so delicious,
How would you like to be woken up by the first, soft sun light and the songs of the birds? How would you like to then turn over and sleep a bit more because there is no rush to get up? How would you like to meet loads of happy, loving, fascinating people over breakfast?
This is what mornings in Montanita are like. The volunteers of the Amor Infinito Vegan Restaurant all live together in a happy house not far from the beach. There are a bunch of tents on the rooftop terrace.
We know that all of life is comprised of energy, and that our bodies are biological machines working on energy. To eat vegan is to charge your body on the energy of life by consuming high amounts of Sun fed food in contact with solar energy which acts to keep your body and mind high functioning.
The energy of the sun is crucial to life on earth and to the health of our own bodies, this same energy from the sun is providing our fruits and vegetables with life giving energy that through a process of photosynthesis is transformed into the plants own food. Plants are capable of storing light in their DNA as a form of electromagnetic frequency, these are called biophotons which are the smallest physical unit of light. Biophotons are used by all biological organisms on our planet, they contain bio-information which control many complex processes in our bodies. Plant foods have high concentrations of these Bio-photons which means high density of nutrients and Bio-information which acts in our bodies to elevate our physical body to a higher oscillation and order.