My parents have always done things the natural way. My mother would rather cure a cough with lemon and honey than with Benylin w/codeine; treat food poisoning with nchuanwu (scent leaves, Ocimum viride) than with flagyl tablets. My father brought Kombucha home in the ’90s and made us Kombucha drinks everyday for months and months because he had read about its wonderful properties. I can’t remember now why we stopped drinking it…
To this day, my parents ingest Aloe Vera and rub it on their skin. When there was a round of conjunctivitis in Lagos, my father made me a batch of Aloe-Vera eye drops from a special leaf. My one-day old conjunctivitis lasted all of that one day. No kidding. I actually woke up that morning with conjunctivitis and woke up without it the next day. Pretty amazing when you think about it.
I think I should also mention that my parents eat as naturally as possible. Not for them food of the processed kind. My mother thinks I poison myself by eating Indomie noodles…that will give you an idea of the way she thinks, lol!
Okay, so now you know of my natural background. Did I keep up with it? Post for another day.