Panadol Plant

“Panadol” with active ingredient paracetamol, has become a household name as a brand of pharmaceutic pain relievers. The active ingredients of pharmaceuticals are plant derived. However, I have found not yet found any information that the “Panadol” brand is derived from the panadol plant. But what a fortunate coincidence if it were!

Pain relief purposes are the same for both plant and drug. According to this source it is also used to treat tooth and gum disease.
A low spreading herb in the mint family, the scent is nothing light and refreshing like peppermint or basil. This smells like medicine. Older folk say that the more odious the scent, the better for the body. One whiff of this herb is sufficient to heal. At the imagined taste of the actual brewed leaves, you will instantly begin to imagine yourself well. Suddenly, you are not sick enough for medicine. Alas, that excuse does not work well when you are in the care of parents.
 “Since humans first walked the Earth we have looked to plants to provide a cure for our ailments – in fact it is estimated more than 50,000 plants are used worldwide for medicinal purposes.

“Besides traditional use, more than half of all prescription drugs are based on a molecule that occurs naturally in a plant.” Graciela Rocha.

“The panadol plant or plectranthus caninus roth is a member of the Lamiaceae (mint, labiatae/deadnettle) family. It comes from a family of flowering plants. I classify it as a very spiritual, healing and intriguing plant. It appears that in St Lucia it is well documented.

Research shows that the panadol plant is used to treat gum and skin diseases. I was also informed about its pain-relieving properties. Oregano, or our poor man’s pork, which is a member of the mint family, is also used to protect against diabetes, detoxify the body, improve heart health and has other health benefits.

I am encouraging all readers to go out there and do your research on the astonishing panadol plant”. Annette Maynard-Watson

You are invited to visit the African Heritage Foundation’s Medicinal Herbal Garden at its headquarters on Two Mile Hill where you can get your panadol plant.

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