Carao User Report: Griselda Godoy R.


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

Gricelda Godoy Rosales, P.O. Chief
San Pablo de Nandayure
Guanacaste   COSTA RICA
Interview on June 30, 2003

Gricelda: My son Edwin  [Photo top] had mild anemia last year when he was 8.  The doctors recommended iron, but I didn't want to give him iron because it stains the teeth, and no child likes the flavor.  So I decided to use carao extract.  It is customary to take carao in milk, but in this case I gave it to him pure, so that he would receive the full benefit.  With a bottle and a half I got rid of his anemia.  [Lloyd's note: This was 50% dilute extract, equivalent to one 240 ml bottle]

I'm planning to get another bottle soon to prevent any possible relapse.  My mother always told me carao was very good for children.

When I gave Edwin the carao extract, after 3 weeks I saw that the color of his face had changed, and he became active, and got a great appetite.

Lloyd: Would you accept a telephone calls from someone having any further questions?

Gricelda: Yes.  Anyone who wants to call me here at the post office is welcome.