A New Herb

The Wellbeing Journal, May/June 2003, Vol. 12 No.3. From 'Natural asthma therapies' by CJ Poutinen

Yamoa powder is an asthma remedy from Ghana that remained a closely guarded secret until 1994, when a shaman revealed it to her grandson who had moved to London, and gave him permission to share it with the world. He brought the ground bark of the Yamoa gum tree (Funtumia elastica) back to England and asked 20 fellow post office workers who suffered from asthma or hay fever to try it. All reported improvement. In fact, the asthma patients threw away their inhalers and haven’t needed them since, and they haven’t needed Yamoa again, either. More recently, in a double blind study of 78 patients, 90 percent recovered from chronic respiratory problems.

Traditionally, Yamoa powder is mixed with honey and taken by the teaspoon twice a day for one month, or ¼ teaspoon of the powder (which tastes bitter) is mixed with juice or water and is taken twice a day for a month. For convenience, yamoa powder is also available in capsules. Considering that many asthma patients obtain lasting relief from a single one-month course, Yamoa is a bargain. For additional information or to order, contact yamoapowder.com, 80 Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8NY, UK; telephone: +44 1865 355515; email: information@yamoapowder.com; website: www.yamoapowder.com. Wholesale prices are available for orders of six or more bottles.

In a recent customer survey, 29 percent of responding asthma patients reported they were cured, 40 percent reported marked improvement, and 19 percent reported mild improvement. Among hay fever sufferers, the cure rate was 43 percent, marked improvement 34 percent, and mild improvement 11 percent. Only one user reported an adverse side effect, an itching in the throat. Yamoa powder doesn’t work for everyone, and it does not come with a money-back guarantee, but so many have responded well to this safe and simple remedy that the odds favour experimentation.

CJ Poutinen is the author of several books about holistic health, including Natural Relief from Aches and Pains (Keats, 2001) and The Encyclopaedia of Natural Pet Care (Keats 2000).

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