Carao Report: Blanca Hernández

(Note carao has long been recognized as a natural remedy for anemia in Costa Rican folk medicine.)

Blanca Hernández, housewife and mother
Costado este Iglesia Católica 
Zapotal de Nandayure
Guanacaste   COSTA RICA
Contact info: Mailing address above,
Spanish only
Interview July 14, 2003

Blanca: I started to feel very tired and sleepy all the time.  No matter what I was doing,  I felt that I was going to fall down from the sleepiness.  It was terrible sleepiness.

Lloyd: Every day?

Blanca:  Yes, every day.  I also had strong dizziness.  Real bad tiredness.

I mentioned it several times to my husband, and he said he was going to get some Tropical Wonder Carao, because we thought it was probably anemia.

I took 2 spoonfuls per day [4 teaspoons]  After 2 weeks of taking it, I started to feel better.  By the 3rd week I felt completely well.

After 2 weeks I went to have a blood test, and I did not have anemia.

Lloyd: And you still feel fine now?

Blanca:  Yes, and I kept on taking it too, since my husband got a good supply.  I feel just fine.  No more tiredness.

Lloyd:  So you had a blood test after you took the Tropical Wonder Carao, but not before?

Blanca: That's right.  I didn't have a blood test before.  But I felt so tired that I'm quite sure it was anemia.