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Wandu

Wandu

Cayanus cajan Millsp is the scientific name of this Asian-born shrub. It grows easily in Curaçao. Yet we neglect him, while it is a plant that does not require much care. The wandu can be planted in rows to protect the vegetables against the wind. The shrub can reach a height of one and a half to two meters in Curacao. The leaves have a long shape and are grayish on the back. The shrub doesn't need much rain to turn green. The flowers are yellow or yellow with red. The wandu beans grow in bunches. In the past, when there was a big harvest, people would ask each other for help with picking. The people who came to help were given green beans. Dry beans remained for the owner

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Herbs and their past

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The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.

The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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