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Mother's Helping Hand The many uses of Ghana's palm tree

Rarely found in homes these days, the palm tree is grown in large plantations  alongside cocoa trees.

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As a mother, I can confidently say that the benefits you can derive from the palm tree are indispensable.

Rarely found in homes these days, the palm tree is grown in large plantations  alongside cocoa trees.

The processed products from the palm tree are household items I can’t do without.

In most tribes, babies are out-doored to the public exactly a week after birth. They  are taught right from wrong by introducing them to water and alcohol.

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The elders, friends and family who are invited to witness the outdooring and naming of the child  are served with palm wine, a processed drink from the palm tree.

Some babies usually chew anything that comes across their path when they are  crawling and one is those things is soap. Immediately a mother realises that the  baby has chew soap, the safest remedy is to give the baby a spoonful of palm oil  and he or she is healed.

The stained and dirty clothes of the family are washed with soap, made locally from  the palm tree. This soap can be classified as natural detergents which instantly  remove all stains leaving its fresh scented fragrance.

Children love to play especially on weekends when they are done with all academic  activities.

When they get bruises or cut, a mother quickly cleans the wound with  cotton soaked with alcohol made from the palm tree. It removes all the germs and  heals the wound fast.

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A mother use the leaves of the palm tree for weaving everything such as furniture for sitting, cabinets for storing clothes, hats for preventing sun rays, ropes for hanging  clothes, baskets for carrying foodstuffs among others which is every useful in the  home.

The palm oil kernel is used for cooking various kinds of Ghanaian local delicacies  such as banku and okro stew, palm nut soup and fufu, ampesi or garden eggs sauce  for family and friends.

Mothers, if you need the safest, guaranteed and affordable product you know where to look.

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