Stress levels are rising due to technology overload and general anxiety about the future. Many people experience disrupted sleep, irritability and fatigue and are turning to self-care techniques such as meditation, exercise and dietary changes. In fact, the global wellness economy reached $3.7 trillion in 2016 and growth is expected to accelerate by 17% in the next five years. Wellness Tourism aimed at healing mind, body and soul made up $678 billion so it’s a good thing Curaçao has resident herbal healer Dinah Veeris.
In 1991 Dinah set out to resuscitate Curaçao’s ancient herbal medicine traditions by cultivating over 200 different plant species on her 1 acre botanical garden Den Paradera in the Santa Barbara area. Dinah pours her mind, body and soul into the health of her garden. Dinah empathizes with people on a deeper, more spiritual level as she does with her plants through song.
Dinah produces a wide array of soaps, oils, lotions and elixirs to treat whatever ails you: headaches, colds, flus, asthma, prostate problems, high cholesterol, stress and sleeplessness, hypertension, diabetes, worms, menopause, weight loss etc.
In 2017 Dinah managed to gain regulatory approval for producing and distributing CBD oil across drugstores in Curaçao. This is of particular importance because CBD oil is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.
Follow Dinah Veeris on Facebook for her ancient stress reduction techniques. Den Paradera is open Monday – Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Dinah and her staff offer guided tours under $10.