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Gumbi Gumbi - Aboriginal bush medicine

I received this comment (see below) from Desmond Morley who has been getting Gumbi Gumbi from me for over a year now.....although there is no scientific proof that I'm aware of to support any claims of the healing qualities of Gumbi Gumbi, it has been used by Aboriginal people as a healing remedy for thousands of years...I'm not a herbalist and don't pretend to be, nor would I sell any product such as this with any guarantees, but I am interested in the results of people who have used it and feel that it has contributed to their good health.  I have also put Desmond's comment,  on my Community Forum and would be keen to hear any comments that you might like to make.

 

"When I found that I had prostate cancer and that my PSA reading was 12.4, the hospital took some biopsies which indicated that my cancer was aggressive, I immediately informed our five children. One of my sons Stewart had recently had a conversation with a man who was visiting England from Australia, what the Australian told my son was that he had suffered from prostate cancer, and that the doctors had told him there was nothing more they could do for him, and that his prospects were not good. He had heard about Gumby Gumby, so he decided to look into the matter more fully, he manage to obtain some which he ground down into a powder this he put into A A size gelatine capsules and he took just one day. According to the Australian man he had lived far beyond what was expected of him, and his PSA reading and gone down to about 4. I decided to except radiation treatment from the local hospital in Sheffield, and at the same time take Gumby Gumby in the same way that the Australian man had described. My first PSA checkup was six months after the end of the radiation treatment, and my PSA reading and gone down to 0.6, after a further six months I had another checkup, and my PSA reading and gone down to 0.3. The result is that now I do not have to go back to the hospital for a further check for a full year. I am 76 years of age, and although the radiation treatment took away much of my vigour and vim, it is returning, and I feel better now than I have been for the last two years."

 

Gumbi Gumbi (Pittosporum angustifellium) is an age-old Aboriginal natural remedy, also known as Cumbi cumbi and meemeei depending on regional dialects.

It is sometimes described as the most multi-purpose bush medicine in the central Queensland region.  It is rare because it is eaten avidly by cattle.

Gumbi Gumbi is drunk as a tea and has reportedly wonderful healing properties.  The dried leaves of Gumbi Gumbi can also be crushed and put into an empty capsule (purchased at the chemist) and taken that way.


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