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(Xinungumafu, Bangalala)

Herbal Formula for men’s Libido and Infertility.

Amandla is traditionally used to assist men’s sexual performance.

Effects of Amandla:

  • Delayed ejaculation.
  • Increased libido.
  • Reduced impotence.
  • Increases sperm quality and quantity.   
  • Increased energy and sexual health.

Amandla does not produce immediate erections. Instead, Amandla was developed to help patients that suffer from lack of sexual performance.

The herbs in Amandla are well known in South Africa and Mozambique. These herbs are recommended for men who wish to lead a healthy sexual life. Amandla is highly recommended for men who suffer with infertility.

For best results take Amandla capsules with hot water, tea or coffee.

Added benefits:

1. Xinungumafu cleanses the body of harmful toxins thereby increasing energy, vitality and stamina (ethno-botanical and anecdotal data).

2. Amandla is nutritious. Because it is natural, its vitamins and minerals are easily absorbed by the digestive system thereby allowing for greater absorption and efficacy (ethno-botanical data).

Toxicity:

There are no signs of toxicity with Amandla and no records of any side effects.  

Preparation:

Each capsule contains 250 mg of African herbs, 20 mg Bangalala and 10 mg Magnesium stearate.

Amandla is free from artificial preservatives, chemicals, colourants, sugar, corn, dairy, sodium & alcohol.  

Dosage:

3 to 4 capsules daily, ½ hour before meals with a full glass of water. There are no recorded side effects from the use of Amandla. For severe cases of conditions, six capsules of Amandla can be taken daily at regular intervals.

Contra indications:

Patients with a hypersensitivity to any of the plant species or ingredients

Amandla is available in bottles of 30 capsules.  

Pharmacological classification: A 34. Other

Pharmacological action:  African herbal medicine. 

Indications: It is traditionally used in the support of liver detoxification and for sexual disorders. Due to its nourishing effect on the liver, it has an invigorating effect on the whole body.

Warnings:  None.  

Side effects and special precautions: None side effects have been recorded. Not to be taken with alcohol.

Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: None, treatment is symptomatic.

Identification: Size 0, clear gelatine capsule, with cream coloured powder.

Presentation: Bottles of 30 capsules.  

Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

(Momordica balsamina L.)
Herbal Formula for the Digestive System, Liver and Pancreas

Digestive Tonic is made with Momordica balsamina L..A true wonder of the African Herbal kingdom, it is well known within all its communities. An ancient and potent herbal remedy, Momordica balsamina L. is sold by African herbalists, traditional herbal estabilshments and often recommended by conventional doctors.  

Momordica balsamina L. is traditionally used as a digestive, liver and pancreas tonic. Momordica balsamina L. is effective at detoxifying the body and counteracting the effects of overindulgence in fatty and spicy foods and alcohol. The Momordica species is used in homeopathic medicine, African, Indian and Chinese traditional medicines and is a registered medicine in Eastern countries.

Background:
Momordica balsamina L.
is considered as one of the most popular African herbs and often available in the street markets of African cities. It is consumed in countries such as Portugal, India, Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rica, China. Momordica balsamina L. is safe to use with no known side effects, and is suitable and recommended for children.

As a detoxifier, digestive and liver tonic, Momordica balsamina L. rates as a clear favorite and is regarded as one of the most effective herbal treatments for said indications. Due to it’s nourishing effect on the liver, it has a invigorating effect on the whole body. For further information and properties of this herb, please read our
Momordica balsamina L page.

Added benefits:
1) Momordica sp. is rich in vitamins A & C, carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorous and alkaloids
2) Increases energy and stamina.
Momordica balsamina L. cleanses the body of harmful toxins thereby increasing energy, vitality and stamina
3)
Momordica is nutritious. Because it is natural, the vitamins and minerals contained in the Momordica sp. are easily absorbed by the digestive system thereby allowing for greater absorption and efficacy
4) Recommended for osteoporosis sufferers. Where
Momordica balsamina L. is regularly consumed there has been is no occurrence of osteoporosis
5) Recommended for suffers of ulcers (stomach and duodenum), bile and digestive disorders.
Momordica passed three out of five pathogen tests and is considered as a natural antibiotic

Effecticeness:
Besides the African following of this herb,
Momordica balsamina L effectiveness is admired and respected by homeopaths and conventional doctors, who have personally experienced its effects on their patients. It’s richness in natural vitamins and minerals greatly contribute to its efficacy and quality. It’s benefits are such that Unicef field workers are known to advise parents to supplement their children’s diets with Momordica balsamina L.

In areas where Momordica balsamina L is consumed regularly, there is no occurrence of osteoporosis.Momordica balsamina L consumers also show an increase in the strength of their nails and hair. Momordica balsamina L. is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium and in their natural form they are easily absorbed by the system.

Toxicity:
There is no sighns of toxicity with this remedy. The fruit of the Momordica balsamina L is considered to be a purgative.

Preparation:
Each capsule contains 300 mg Momordica balsamina L., 50 mg enzymes, and 10 mg Magnesium stearate. Digestive Tonic is free from artificial preservatives, chemicals, colorants, sugar and alcohol.

Dosage:
3 to 4 capsules daily, ½ hour before meals with a full glass of water. There are no recorded side effects from the use of Momordica balsamina L. For severe cases of conditions, six capsules of Digestive Tonic can be taken daily at regular intervals.

Contra indications:
Patients with a hypersensitivity to any of the plant species or ingredients. Not to be taken during pregnancy.

Pharmacological classification: A 34. Other
Pharmacological action: African herbal medicine.
Indications: It is traditionally used in the support of liver detoxification, digestive tract disorders, gall bladders disorders, ulcers, bile and urinary tract inflammation. It is also recommended for diabetic patients. Due to it’s nourishing effect on the liver, it has a invigorating effect on the whole body.
Warnings: None.
Side-effects and special precautions: No side effects have been recorded. Not to be taken with alcohol.
Known symptoms of overdosage and particulars of its treatment: None, treatment is symptomatic.
Identification: Size 0, clear gelatine capsule, with green coloured powder.
Presentation: Bottles of 60 capsules.
Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Interesting facts:
Momordica balsamina L and osteoporosis

In areas where Momordica balsamina L is consumed regularly, there is no occurrence of osteoporosis. Momordica balsamina L. is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium and in their natural form these vitamins and minerals are easily absorbed by the system. It is the traditional consensus that lack of osteoporosis can be attributed directly to Momordica balsamina L. In defense of this analysis, African herbalist practitioners, point as evidence the fact that Momordica balsamina L consumers show an increased strength in their nails and hair and generally the bone structure of these consumers is strong and healthy.

In particular, Portuguese conventional doctors used to comment on the bone strength of the locals. A famous episode with one such conventional doctor, occurred when the doctor broke a broom over the head of a local during an argument. The impact was so hard that the broken broom flew to the roof, hit the roof and come back hitting the doctor over his head and cracking it. The local only sustained a bump.

Following a proper diet with the right amounts of minerals, vitamins and regular intake of Momordica balsamina L will reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Momordica balsamina L’s high concentration of Calcium and other bone-friendly minerals and vitamins increases bone density and mass.

It is a wise decision to start taking Momordica balsamina L from as early as ten years old, during the fast growing period of a child. Woman are specially at risk of contacting osteoporosis, in particular after menopause, when estrogen levels drop and are therefore advised to take Momordica balsamina L regularly.

Momordica balsamina L. (Kekana) – The legend

When the Portuguese settled in Africa, a troop garrison was placed on the borders of the Limpopo River. The troops soon succumbed to an epidemic of marsh fever (paludism), a mosquito transmitted disease. Conventional treatment at the time was painful and slow. A local Shangaan pointed out a healer (traditional doctor) who had an effective cure for marsh fever. Soon word spread that this disease could be cured in three days with this bitter herb – Kakana.

Within a short period of time, the Portuguese troops were queuing at the door of the traditional doctor and refused treatment by the conventional doctor residing in the camp. The humiliation was total. This is one of many painful lessons conventional medicine has learned in Africa.

The traditional doctor capitalized on the economic potential of his medication. He set up a small restaurant next to the camp and refused to sell his medication to the troops unless they ate at his restaurant. Kakana was not only prescribed medicinally but was served as a sauce with everything from prawns to chickens.

Momordica balsamina L – Kakana has been distributed in leaf form by Portuguese herbal establishments since the 1950’s.

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Ngowane, Pelargonium sidoides and African Ginger formula Tincture

Anti-Asthma is a blend of African herbs traditionally used for:

  • Asthma, chronic respiratory illnesses and infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia & rhinopharyngitis
  • Recommended for emphysema patients  

Added benefits:

1) Enhances the body’s functioning and protects it against diseases
2) Antibacterial properties
3) Is rich in
phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids
4) Can be used externally on sores, cuts, bites and infections


Ngowane:
Dr. Manuel Raivoso, a pulmonary specialist, in a TV interview, publicly admitted: “Whenever I exhaust all means available to me, I generally refer my patients to an herbalist, who seems able to treat chronic asthma”. In a study of his own patients, of the 121 patients treated with
Ngowane, 98 showed no further symptoms of asthma, even after four years of observation. It was Dr. Raivoso that personally took Tr/Dr. R Carvalho to the herbalist. To date, Dr. Raivoso’s chronic patients are still referred to the herbalist. This is the best testimonial to the efficacy of Ngowane.

Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo):
The roots of
Pelargonium sidoides have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.

The successful treatment of tuberculosis with
Umckaloabo was acknowledged in the early 1920’s. Extracts of the root have been available in Germany since 1983 without prescription and have found widespread usage against infections of the sinus, throat and respiratory tract. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on patients with acute bronchitis confirmed that extracts of p.sidoides were effective in treating this ailment. Similar studies have also shown the effectiveness of p.sidoides extracts for treating tonsillopharyngitis in children in the age group 6-10 years (Phytopharmaka VII, October 2001). Encouraging results have also been achieved with children, especially those who have not responded well to repeated treatment with antibiotics.

The alcoholic extract of the root has been shown to have a three-way effect:


1) Anti-bacterial: The Pelargonium sidoides extract prevents bacteria from attaching to cells in the mucous membranes.
2) Antiviral effect: Similarly, Pelargonium sidoides prevents viruses from attaching to the mucous membrane cells and stimulates the body’s immune system in such a way that both bacteria and viruses are prevented from multiplying.
3) Expectorant: the extract acts as an expectorant, allowing the body to expel contaminated mucous making conditions less suitable for the multiplication of the bacteria and viruses.

The three-way effect attacks the acute infection at its root, the stabilization of the immune system prevents a re-infection and the vicious circle of infection and new infection is broken. Due to its
bacteriostatic and immune-modulating characteristics Pelargonium sidoides is a good alternative to the conventional therapy of treating respiratory illnesses with antibiotics.

Preparation:
Anti-Asthma is a tincture of Ngowane, Pelargonium sidoides, African Ginger, Chinese Ginger & Garlic.

Dosage and Directions for use:
Shake well before using.
Adults: 5 drops 3 times daily in 10 ml of water or under the tongue.
Children (6-12): 2 to 3 drops 3 times daily in 10 ml of water or juice. May be sweetened with honey.
Consult your medical practitioner if symptoms persist.


Contra indications:
Patients with a hypersensitivity to any of the plant species or ingredients. If inclined to experience bleeding or if liver and kidney illnesses are present. Not to be taken during pregnancy.

For Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Natto roots, Momordica balsamina, Caju bark & Artemisia Afra
Tincture

Anti-Diabetes a blend of African herbs traditionally used to assist in:
  

  • The treatment of insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetics
  • The treatment of the liver and pancreas deficiencies and ailments  

There is compelling and credible ethno-botanical and anecdotal data to back up these claims.  

Added benefits:

1) Lessens debilitating end organ damage (anecdotal data)
2) Beneficial to the liver, bile, pancreas and digestive system (
Momordica balsamina, ethno botanical & anecdotal data)
3)
Artemisia Afra has positive cardiovascular effects and antioxidant properties (ethno botanical data)
4) Increased energy and stamina (
Momordica balsamina, ethno botanical & anecdotal data)
5) Is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids (ethno botanical data)

The phenomenal efficacy and results of this traditional herbal remedy demands a re-evaluation of long-held beliefs on diabetes. Anti-Diabetes has a success rate of over 90% in lowering blood sugar levels in type 1, type 2 and insulin resistant diabetes patients. Its beneficial results are generally felt within the first week with the reliance on insulin and on drugs being dramatically reduced and often ended. Patient data backed by tests, shows a remarkable reversal of diabetes type 1 and type 2 with some diabetic sufferers reporting normal blood sugar levels even four years after the treatment. Anti-Diabetes has also been used with success for insulin resistant diabetes.

Natto roots, nicknamed by patients as “sugar sticks”, are the principal ingredient of this tincture. The roots are found in Africa and form an integral part of African herbal medicine. Its positive results on non-insulin dependent patients are generally felt within weeks. Anecdotal data supports the properties of Natto roots for non-insulin and insulin dependent patients. Like most African herbal medicines, the number of traditional doctors prescribing these roots can best measure its effectiveness.

In recent years,
Momordica sp. has experienced a resurgence in research for hypoglycaemic activity. A number of patents have been submitted on actives and processes of Momordica sp. for insulin-type properties. The fruit has at least three different groups of constituents reported to have hypoglycaemic (blood-sugar lowering) action of potential benefit in diabetes mellitus. These include a mixture of steroidal saponins known as charantin, insulin-like peptides, and alkaloids. It is still unclear which of these is most effective, or if all three work together. Multiple controlled clinical studies have confirmed the benefit of bitter melon for patients with diabetes. Ethno-botanical data also supports the use of Momordica sp. in the treatment for diabetes. From as early as the 1840’s, the Portuguese and other communities in East Africa were using this herb as a supplement for diabetes.

The use of
Artemisia Afra for diabetes has been recorded in early botanical and medicinal books. Its use in southern Africa is extensive. It is recorded that the early settlers used this herb to control diabetes, mainly in the Cape Province.

Caju is used by South American and East Africans alike and is rreported to have hypoglycaemic properties. Although the ethno-botanical data is imprecise, there is a strong following of this herb in the treatment of diabetes and its associated symptoms in Africa, South America and India. Two studies (one in mice and the other in rats) in 1989 and 1998 document the protective quality of a leaf extract against lab-induced diabetes, although the extract did not act as hypoglycaemic, it did stabilize blood glucose levels near pre-test levels.

Anti-Diabetes was formulated not to replace medications but to help the liver and pancreas function normally. For reasons not yet clear, Anti-Diabetes rapidly drops the reliance on pharmaceutical drugs on type 1 diabetics and it seems to make the pancreas either manufacture or release the required insulin on type 2 diabetics. Some type 1 diabetics have had their sugar level between 5 and 6 since 1995 after being on a course of Anti-Diabetes. Consistent anecdotal data has shown that the damage caused to the vision, nerves and kidneys is minimised and often reversed with the use of Anti-Diabetes.

References:
· Watt, J. & Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G. 1962.
Medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa. Livingstone, London.
·
Plantas Medicinais de Mocambique, Maputo.
· Medical Research Council (Plant Research website).


What kind of diabetes do you have?
People can get diabetes at any age. There are three main kinds:


Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body’s immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, taking aspirin daily (for some), and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.

Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age-even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals. Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Treatment includes using diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, taking aspirin daily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.

Some women develop
gestational diabetes during the late stages of pregnancy. Although this form of diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born, a woman who has had it is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of pregnancy or a shortage of insulin.
Diabetes can start at any age.


Dosage and Directions for use:
For type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes)
Do not go off medication or insulin!
If blood sugar level is between 7 and 16;
Adults: start by taking 5 drops 3 times daily before meals. Best taken with 10 ml of warm tea, warm water or under the tongue. After 3 days increase the dosage to 8 or 10 drops 3 times daily.
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, preferably more than once daily and adjust insulin intake when readings subside and allow. The maximum dosage per day is 15 drops taken 3 times daily.
If blood sugar level is above 16;
Adults: start by taking 5 drops 3 times daily before meals. Best taken with 10 ml of warm tea, warm water or under the tongue. Within 3 days increase the dosage to 10 or 15 drops 3 times daily.
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, preferably more than once daily and adjust insulin intake when readings subside and allow. The maximum dosage per day is 15 drops taken 3 times daily.
Children 6-12: start by taking 2 to 3 drops 3 times daily before meals. Best taken with 10 ml of warm tea, warm water or under the tongue. After 7 days increase the dosage to 5 drops 3 times daily.
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, preferably more than once daily and adjust insulin intake when readings subside and allow.

For type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes)
Do not go off medication!
If blood sugar level is above 7;
Adults: start by taking 5 drops 3 times daily before meals. Best taken with 10 ml of warm tea, warm water or under the tongue. After 3 days increase the dosage to 8 drops 3 times daily.
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, preferably more than once daily and slowly adjust the intake of drugs when readings subside and allow. The maximum dosage per day is 12 drops taken 3 times daily.
Children 6-12: start by taking 2 to 3 drops 3 times daily before meals. Best taken with 10 ml of warm tea, warm water or under the tongue. After 7 days increase the dosage to 5 drops 3 times daily.
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, preferably more than once daily and slowly adjust the intake of drugs when readings subside and allow.

Warning: Blood sugar levels can drop rapidly when
Anti-Diabetes is taken in conjunction with pharmaceutical drugs. It is therefore important that checks be taken at least once daily.

If the desired blood sugar level is achieved, take only 5 drops of
Anti-Diabetes per day for a month in order to help the liver and pancreas functions. During this period, continue taking regular checks. Eat and exercise correctly to keep diabetes in check. Stop Anti-Diabetes immediately if blood sugar level drops below 5.

Preparation:
Anti-Diabetes is a tincture of Natto, Momordica balsamina, Caju & Artemisia Afra.
Contra Indications: People with a hypersensitivity to any ingredients of the plant species. Not to be taken during pregnancy.
Pharmacological classification: A 34. Other
Pharmacological action: African herbal medicine.
Indications: It is traditionally used in the support of diabetes type 1 and type 2.
Side effects and special precautions: None side effects have been recorded.
Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: over dosage may cause hypoglycaemia.
Presentation: Homeopathic bottles of 30 ml.
Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

References:
· Watt, J. & Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G. 1962.
Medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa. Livingstone, London.
·
Plantas Medicinais de Mocambique, Maputo.
· Medical Research Council (Plant Research website).