I was born in Huambo, (then Nova Lisboa) in 1939, I remember the plants that my grandmother and my mother had in the backyard in pots, cans and tubs such as: Santa Maria to treat the maculo, salsa Parrilha to treat wounds, chandala, mauves and many others.
I remember a small tree that gave some curls with tiny white flowers called elderberry, very good to treat fevers. I also remember the tall grass called Hota Hota that we used to go get by the river to treat cough and colds. Of all these plants the one that impressed me the most was borututu (cochlospermum angolenses).
I was only six years old when my friend Marito son of my godfather died with bilious, an epidemic that spread in the country that year and killed countless people. If it were not for the help of Angolan herbalists and healers many more people would have died because at the time doctors didn’t had a cure for this disease. I remember my godfather saying one day that Marito wouldn’t have died if at that time he had believed the herbalists and native healers.
I spent the first years of my life without needing chemicals or doctors mostly due to the way my mother took care of me and my brothers using plants and a healthy diet. I grew up and did many things in my profesional life before I dedicated myself to what I liked the most, plants and their ability to treat us.
In 1975 I came to Portugal with my family to raise my children, the years passed and in 1991 with the Bicesse agreements Angola’s war had ended and I decided to return to my country. Unfortunately, peace didn’t last long and in September 1992 I returned to Portugal bringing with me the first container of borututu and started promotion it with naturopaths, herbal supplements distributors etc. Soon after the success of the plant made people spread the word and I was asked to give several interviews on national television (SIC), newspapers and radios.
In 1995 there was another year of peace in Angola so I went back and walked through the interior of the country contacting local healers with whom in subsequent years I had the opportunity to get to know and test several fabulous plants such as Bongululu (anti-malarial), Mulolo (anti carcinogenic), Pau de Cabinda ( aphrodisiac ), Mocumbi, Dembi stones and Hota Hota (very good for the treatment of respiratory tract), Hongolo (heart problems), Filanganga (TB), Elele (repellent of mosquitos), Oluavava (tuberculosis and whooping cough), Kaluweti (sterility), Lianete ( for alcoholism), Olu-ua-ua (cholesterol), Ditumbate, mudia-Nhoca and many others.
Of all these plants the ones I found most powerful were Borututu and Bongululu
Borututu is in my belief the best natural liver protector and healer known today. It treats the entire digestive and circulatory systems, the urinary tract, regulates the intestines, purifies the blood, eliminates fat, it’s highly diuretic, anti-inflammatory and an amazing detox tea to cleanse the body.
Bongululu prevents and treats malaria, treats the bladder, liver, reflux problems, respiratory tract, lowers diabetes, treats pancreatitis and helps to lose volume.
In my opinion people’s health could be improved by 60 to 70% if plants like these two were used as preventive measure, a regular treatment. The experience I have tells me that with Bongululo could resolve most of the malaria cases and borututu taken preventively during one month every 3 months could avoid many of the hepatitis and cancers because borututu is a very powerful cleanser for liver detox and it regulates the large intestine, solving the constipation issues that cause most of the health problems related to the digestive system.
Lately I’ve noticed when I do a research on google for Borututu that people tend to search for borututu Bark, but the bark is a mistake because the highest concentration of beneficial properties (like the phytonutrients) can be found the root of the tree and not in the bark.
If my wisdom and experience in this field can be useful to anyone, it will be my great pleasure to help. If you want to know more about any of these plants or order products, please contact me.