The secrets of the Maya tribe
Plant and herbal medicine
The study and observation of plants has been of high importance to the Maya for centuries. However, the study of medicinal plants was limited to the priestly class. Plants and herbal remedies were often used in collaboration with other techniques to cure disease. Knowledge of the effects of certain plants on human beings was often used to prescribe an antidote to a particular ailment, but it is also important to note that medicine men also frequently relied on the color of a plant or other remedy in certain situations. For instance, yellow plants and fruits were used in curing jaundice; red for problems characterized by blood; and burned feathers of red birds in curing yellow fever.
In cases of skin irritation, wounds and headaches, fresh vegetation was often used in the form of plasters applied directly to the skin. Plasters were also rubbed on the skin to shield spirits. Depending on the ailment, plants were boiled and used in herbal drinks and/or baths, eaten raw, snorted, smoked, or inserted into one of the body’s orifices. Common plants used for medicine include, but are not limited to, chili peppers, cacao, tobacco, agave, and the pitarilla tree. In addition, animal parts, such as those from the crocodile, insects, fish and birds were combined into the herbal concoctions. In most cases, a mixture of plant and animal product was prepared to cure a specific ailment.
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So, you’re considering using natural cures and natural remedies for your health problem instead of the standard “drugs or surgery” approach?
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But before you go searching this website for the natural treatments you’re looking for (or just in case you have any doubts about whether to take the natural approach), here’s 3 big reasons why you should be choosing natural cures and home remedies over orthodox medical treatments…
#1. Safety: It’s shocking to realize that over 200,000 people die in the U.S. each year from taking prescription medication.
That’s right, over 200,000!
Another 300,000 people die every year in hospitals as a result of medical negligence. That’s over half a million people each year (and these statistics are very conservative). 1
So how many people die each year from using natural health remedies and alternative medicine… virtually zero!
#2. Cheaper: Orthodox medical treatments can cost you a small fortune – private health insurance, the cost of medications, Medicare and doctor’s bills (even if you don’t pay for it directly, you pay for it in your taxes).
Natural cures and natural remedies, on the other hand, are far cheaper. Especially if you grow some of the home remedies in your own garden!
#3. They work better: Yes, it’s a fact. Natural remedies and cures work better than orthodox medical treatments.
Because they treat the underlying cause, not just the symptom.
For instance, blood pressure drugs will lower your blood pressure (treat the symptom). But the underlying cause of your high blood pressure (calcium deficiency/pH imbalance) still continues on.
If it’s not rectified, death can be the ultimate result!
However, by using natural treatments and natural cures the root cause of the problem is addressed (lack of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D). So the “cure” will be real and permanent.