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Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal Part 1

The Power of Peppermint

Black people, please heed my warning:

Whites are currently devising all methods to kill us off the planet. Food and health are directly correlated. If the food you eat comes from your enemy, logically speaking, it is bad for you. The day of us running to the doctor and the Pharmacy to obtain medicines is going to end sooner than we think. The cost of healthcare is skyrocketing and paper money will no longer have any value.

We need an alternative way to heal from our illnesses.

My favourite herb is peppermint:

As old as time, Jah has given us a cure-all for everything!!!

Nausea

Headaches

Dandruff

Psoriasis

Acne

Bad breath

Insomnia

Anxiety

High Blood Pressure

Cold and Flu symptoms

Sinusitis

Arthritis

Poor circulation

Peppermint can be crushed and grinded for use in soap, shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste, salve (for rashes) and to open clogged nostrils for Hay Fever sufferers. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile now, you know I’m mad about this herb. I actually eat it raw right from my garden down to the purple flowers! Spearmint, applemint, orangemint and chocolatemint are great hybrids for teas. All are delicious and good for the soul. In the winter, a simple potted plant near a sunny window will grow wonderfully til spring and the leaves can be dried and canned for long-term uses.

Please learn to grow your own peppermint, which is so simple, and keep plenty on hand.

Next article: Hibiscus Tea

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15 thoughts on “Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal Part 1

  1. mary burrell on said:

    This good. I like the mintiness of peppermint and spearmint. It’s such a clean feeling. Good information.

  2. here are many anecdotal reports supporting the use of peppermint as a treatment for various digestive and breathing complaints. However, there is not enough scientific evidence available to conclude that peppermint lives up to all the claims made by proponents, especially its use as a treatment for stomach cancer or any other type of cancer.

    Although available scientific evidence does not support claims that peppermint oil is effective in treating side effects related to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, it was found to be useful in controlling nausea after surgery. A randomized clinical trial in the UK found that patients who received peppermint oil before surgery had less nausea after surgery than those who did not.

    In 2002, researchers discovered a nerve ending that responded to cold and to menthol. This may explain the cooling sensation from menthol, as well as its common use as an inhalant to reduce congestion in the nose. However, available studies do not yet show whether it actually “opens” the nose or improves breathing when a person has a cold.

    There is debate about whether peppermint oil is effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome. Several randomized controlled trials suggest that enteric-coated peppermint may be helpful, but the studies have been small and have not followed the patients very long. Well-designed larger studies are needed to determine whether this holds true.

    Some early evidence suggests that instilling peppermint oil into the colon during a barium enema (an x-ray test of the bowel) may reduce intestinal spasms and decrease the need for intravenous anti-spasm medications. A recent study suggests that taking peppermint oil by mouth can reduce intestinal spasms during barium enema examination. A Japanese study looked at introducing peppermint oil directly into the esophagus to reduce spasms in the muscle ring above the stomach during endoscopy. The researchers reported it worked more quickly than an injection of a standard antispasmodic medicine. However, more well-controlled studies are needed to make definite conclusions. These results need to be checked in larger clinical trials before being routinely recommended.

    Studies that looked at applying peppermint oil to the forehead and temples to help tension headache suggested it might be useful in some people, but further studies are needed to determine whether this is truly helpful for tension headache.

    Aromatherapy using peppermint oil for nausea after surgery showed it to be no more effective than isopropyl alcohol or a salt water placebo. A gauze pad containing the liquid was placed under the patient’s nose, and the patient was asked to breathe deeply through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Nausea scores were the same across the groups, and only 52% of patients required conventional medicines to control their nausea. Four out of five patients were satisfied with how their nausea was managed. In this case, the change in patients’ breathing may have helped more than the aroma being tested.

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  4. My mother introduced us to the wonders and natural powers of teas. I’ve hardly ever had to use the toxic drugs that you are bombarded with. Great article!

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  6. Can you give a list of teas that work please? I know that green tea & I believe white tea are supposed to be good for you.

  7. Prince

    Thanks again for the great info!

  8. Mickey

    Green and black teas are most beneficial to your health. They provide antioxidants needed for cell regrowth and help to fight cancers.

  9. Thank you for stopping and liking a recent post. As I looked through your posts, I wondered about your invisibility. You seem strong and certain in your writing. I look forward to gaining insight into your wisdom and view of the world.

    Take care,

    Ivon

  10. I’m glad you found it useful.

  11. Negress,

    I’ve been using a combination of peppermint and green tea with lemon for sinus and chest congestion for several years now… The active ingredient in peppermint is menthol, which acts as a decongestant, helping to break up mucous congestion and phlegm. Menthol also helps to thin mucous so it can be more easily flushed from blocked sinuses.

  12. Ynotme

    Menthol is great, isn’t it? Did you know you can put leaves in a cheesecloth and place it in your shower to loose up mucus while you bathe?

  13. Great tip! I will give it a try.

  14. I get real bad migraines and mint tea is spot on.

    It could be because migraines are really just “stress” headaches and the mint is calming…

    either way, women who have migraines are less likely to develop breast cancer later in life. So as terrible as those things are (migraines) they act as a protector.

  15. Phoebes

    Peppermint works wonders for just about everything!

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