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ALL CURE?

PAULA GORDON, STAR Writer

A tree believed to be able to cure up to 300 illnesses has been in high demand in the northern parish of St James, THE WEEKEND STAR has learnt.

“Mi neva see people gone crazy so yet, not even when Noni did just buss pan di scene,” one resident told THE WEEKEND STAR.

The tree known as the Moringa oleifera, or the ‘Miracle Tree’, is said to be effective in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. It is also believed to be effective in fighting against skin infections, reducing swellings and calming the nervous system.

Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that a few of the tree’s leaves are sold for anywhere between $100 and $500.

Joyce Duncan, who lives and works in Montego Bay, St James, told THE WEEKEND STAR: “It’s crazy, they have chopped down many of the trees, some of them on the highway close to the airport. Them say it has things in there that are able to heal or give remedy to 300 ailments.”

Duncan noted that the leaves can be found in large quantities selling on the streets in downtown Montego Bay.

She explained that persons have been buying the leaves to make tea and to steam with spinach such as callaloo.

When asked how and why the craze started, she said, “I heard that a lecturer came to the West JamaicaConference and he was giving a lecture. A tree was on the compound and he made mention of it, about the properties and he said he was surprised to see so many in Jamaica and since about last weekend it has become extremely popular.”

trees cut down

THE WEEKEND STAR understands that since then, several trees have been cut down or stripped down to their barks. It is further understood that persons have been coming from far and wide to get a hold of even a few of the leaves.

Duncan reasoned that, “I see a man and him say him purchase $4,000 worth of gas an come from Ochi Rios, cause him say anywhere it is he will have to get it.”

When contacted, The Scientific Research Council confirmed that they had done some research on the tree and that they have put together a publication in their library about it titled The Miracle Tree.

Meanwhile, when checked, the website treesforlife.org revealed that dried Moringa leaves have six times more iron than in spinach, as much protein as in eggs, seven times more vitamin C than in oranges, four times morevitamin A than in carrots, three times more potassium than in bananas and four times more calcium than in milk.

 

31 Responses to ALL CURE?

  • Danhai Skeng says:

    met u really belive dis?

  • Met ooooooooooooooooooo beg yuh some of them leafs dey, mi know yuh have the links.

  • status says:

    Met OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beg yuh some of them leaf’s dey, mi know yuh have the links.

  • eyecandy says:

    DI ONE WEH BUY THE 4 THOUSAND DOLLAR WORTH A GAS A WONDA A WEH DWEEM

  • eyecandy says:

    ANYTHING WEH HAVE LIKKLE MONEY VALUE PEOPLE A JA GWAAN TERBLE OVA..
    MI SEH SUH SCRAP IRON NUH LEF DUNG DEH…

    AND YUH CAN BET DEM NAH PLANT BACK EVEN ONE..SMH..

  • Maniac says:

    MET ah wonda if a chue….
    All di same mi noe sey ah nuff plants an trees dey ah JA whey can held cure all kina tings so mi nah goh nok dem still

  • eyecandy says:

    UNNUH GOOGLE IT!!

    IT WELL POPULAR!!

  • Jules says:

    I have some right now in my kitchen. World Vision and other aid companies are planting them in Africa and Asia to help fight malnutrition. It does not smell nor taste pleasant, but for the benefits who cares. Yep, all the hype with the Moringa is 100% scientifically proven.

  • BUMBO…..seet yah nung. Two slice a bred wid three Maringa leaf, di brekfass of champions. Mek mi run go regista dis as mi new diet fi Kyarlean and oddaz.
    Mek mi ax one ting…..anybaddie reely feel seh if dis did soooooooo good an popula di Govament wouldn’t dun kyapcha an sell off di hol a dem to fareen investa. A we one have sense? Skeng, run guh a Bay guh hol one a di tree fi mi deh.

  • status says:

    Jules darling sweetheart mi ah beg yuh some yuh hear, cause yuh know rite now mi need some lol.

  • eyecandy says:

    LITTLE WILLIE DEM FI FREE UP SOME FARM LAND AND MEK DI DISPLACED YOUTHS DEM AS AMERICA CALL DEM HAVE SOMETHING FI DO.DIS NO NEED NO INVESTORS!!

    HOW HARD IT IS FI PLANT A TREE?
    A THINGS LIKE THID THE GOVERNMENT FI INEST INNA FI DI YOUTHS BUT OFCOURSE THEY WONT OR MAYBE UNTIL A WHITEY COME SHOW DEM HOW..

  • Moringa leaves have six times more iron than in spinach, as much protein as in eggs, seven times more vitamin C than in oranges, four times morevitamin A than in carrots, three times more potassium than in bananas and four times more calcium than in milk.
    IN WHAT QUANTITY??….do I have to eat the entire tree??? Jules??

  • Maniac says:

    Ahem….arrrrmmm Jules dorling may I have some of your leaves please?

    Can I arkse you to quail dem in the sun for me please? Tonks

  • eyecandy says:

    LITTLE WILIIE NUH MUS IN EQUAL RATIO,ATLEAST I WOULD ASSUME?

  • Jules says:

    U too far Status or a would surely gib u some. Mi parents plant it up, but they did so under the shroud of secrecy. You caan meck ppl know u hab it, or a trouble.

    Yeyecandy, displaced yutes tell u seh dem waan farm? U know di amount a farming opportunities gov’t layout fi ppl. Anybody can visit dem local Rada office and see fi dem self. Money can be made in a whole heap a different products chu farming, but no hype nuh inna farming suh nuff yute nah look dat cawna.

  • Eyecandy…..suh one leaf = all dem tings deh above?

  • Maniac says:

    JULES u have simmikantrak (sp)?

  • status says:

    Cho man jules listen just wrap up some inna foil and just drop it in 1 fed ex box fi mi yuh hear….wonder if them have any inna NY??

  • eyecandy says:

    DEM SEH YUH WASH DI LEAF,PUT IT FI DRY, DEN BEAT IT INNA MORTA TILL IT TUN POWDER. SPRINKE IT INNA YUH FOOD OR WATER..ENJOY!

  • status says:

    So candy you try it before??? and did it work??

  • Jamaica people fool fool.anybody can come tell dem any fuckery a dem believe.fucking idiots.if the leaves contain all those minerals and vitamins people nuh need fi buy grocery den.

  • Jules says:

    Maniac, I have no clue what that is, send me a photo link so I can take a look.

  • eyecandy says:

    unnuh google nah work??!!?!?

  • Maniac says:

    Dont know what it looks like Jules…..my Aunt knows about it and told me that its good for Sickle cell, Asthma and other things

  • Maniac says:

    @EYN 3’54….Maybe u need fi goh get 3 whola tree an eat dem den.

    Prime example……SMH

  • Jules says:

    Willie, a how u suh wicked to cyarlean? As far as I was told u fi steep one teaspoon full and jink it as tea in a regular teacup, not a mug. Now because no contraindications has been found with the Moringa it’s fairly safe even if that amount is exceeded. I saw a video with a man who sprinkled the dried ground leaves on his bread to make a Moringa sandwich and it looks to be about 2-3 tablespoon was used for the sandwich.

    @ Maniac mi will ask around bout di simmikantrack.

    EYN 3:54.. yuh nuh hear seh Moringa a nuh hype all the findings are scientifically proven. A nuh Noni dis weh a hear seh and anecdote a carry it. Moringa a real deal tree of life, a strt ting.

  • Maniac says:

    Tonks JULES…U noe sey ah nuff tree deh ah JA whey have healing use doe?

    U hear bout di gungo/pigeon peas?

  • Jules says:

    No u nuh, mi nuh hear nutten special bout gungo peas per se..but mi know all peas and beans good..specially black beans. Beans meck u age slowly and help you fi hab a long life. Suh more beans fi eat IMO. Hope u eating nuff peas and beans.

  • Maniac says:

    No JULES not the peas themselves….Readers please listen and learn….

    Jules u si di gungo leaf….ah di bess pain killa dat!!! 3 leeve ah it an chuss mi!!! Ah nuh nutten mi ah mek up, mi use it an it werk wondas…..Period cramp, migraine an di works.. Used to have terrible cramps and migraine an chuss mi dat was mi cure

  • Jules says:

    Suh how u use it? Cause mi usually drink fever grass tea fimmi menstrual cramps and it work very well. I willing fi explore di gungo..tell mi how fi use it.

  • Maniac says:

    Sorry bout dat Jules, was away from the puter for awhile.

    Juss get bout 3 or 4 leaves, wash dem properly an draw it like how u draw cerasee. Works wonders and I will surely try the fever grass too.

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