God’s Healing Garden

Some of the herbs I have found to be helpful in staying healthy are readily available. In fact, quite often we throw away some of these very vital ingredients. Corn silk is one of these; papaya seed is another. These will be the topics of this and next week’s posts.

Before explaining their benefits, let me refer you to the previous post Lump of Figs. Whereas we celebrate the effectiveness of Prunus Africana in reducing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men, it is also quite helpful for women. My dear wife and also my mother (who is currently staying with us) often drink Prunus tea. It helps relieve stress, relax blood vessels, boost immunity and reduce chest pain and inflammation. For men, it treats erectile dysfunction.

Now, back to corn silk. Most of us just enjoy the corn (maize) and throw away the silk together with the husks. That has changed in our house. The tea is easy to make. Just put the silk in boiling water, let it simmer for 20 minutes or so, then keep the ‘tea’ in a cool place.  A cup in the morning and afternoon is a good amount to take. The taste ranges from pleasant to “okay,” depending on how it strikes your taste buds.

So, what are the benefits of corn silk tea? It:

  • Helps treat urinary tract infection.
  • Causes diuretic activity, that is, flushes out excess waste and water from the body, thereby offsetting health problems associated with water retention.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Prevents the excess formation of uric acid in the body and joints that could result in gout pain.

We are so grateful to God for the healing He brings, supernaturally and through what He provides in nature. Yes, the lump of figs is still at work.

~ Ibrahim

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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4 Responses to God’s Healing Garden

  1. tim wenger says:



  2. dorisdiener5.weebly.com says:

    Guess what we are having for dinner tonight! Thanks so much for sharing this helpful info?

  3. Pingback: What is in a seed? | Omondis In Kenya

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