Observations of an Invisible Woman

Blacks and Health: A Natural Way to Heal #11

“Why should anyone die who has sage in their garden?”


That is the old adage I’ve heard for years.

Sage is apart of the mint family (yes!) and has about 900 different species to boast. The botanical name Salvia is from the Latin word  “to save or to heal,” as in the word “salvation.” Africans have associated sage with immortality since they learned the secrets of this plant. Since roughly the 5th century B.C., Africans have used sage for a myriad of holistic and Spiritual reasons. Early medicine doctors knew that this herb could also help prevent “spasms” in the abdomen, heart and uterus and was administered to females in puberty, childbirth and menopause.

Workers and farmers were given sage to chew on while they toiled in the hot sun as it contains a “cooling agent” called phytosterols. I grow sage annually and can’t wait to harvest its leaves for its distinct flavour. Aside from enhancing the flavour of my stews, which I cook year round, sage is magnificent for:

Drying up phlegm (mucus) in your bronchial tubes (respiratory infections)

Coughing (boil the leaves and use as a gargle)


Excessive perspiration

Menstrual cramps

Weaning your baby off of breast milk (it dries up mother’s milk)

Dandruff (use the leaves for tea and rinse your hair with it)



Restores colour to gray hair


Bacterial infections in and outside of the body

Jellyfish and spider bites

Indigestion and gas/bloating

Anxiety and Depression

The list is endless! I buy my seeds from the nursery and grow a planter-full every single year. While I toil and dig up weeds, I pinch off a few leaves to help me cool down with a tall glass of water. Please rediscover the miracle of God’s Plants. Soon, the pharmacies will close to us and we will not have easy access to synthetic medicines.

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10 thoughts on “Blacks and Health: A Natural Way to Heal #11

  1. Pingback: Blacks and Health: A Natural Way to Heal #11 | Kemetix | Afrikan liberation information

  2. Matari on said:


  3. honeytreebee on said:

    Sage has wonderful properties for memory too. I use it along with rosemary in my water as a study aid. Bergamont sage makes a wonderful tea too.

  4. mary burrell on said:

    Received my tomato soap in the mail. Thanks for this. Will be ordering more.

  5. Miss Mary

    Please let me know if it helps. I’m trying to wean our people off prescription medicines. 2 Weeks from now, I shall come out with my final “medicated” soap called birch tar.

    That will help severe dandruff, eczema, psoriasis and bacterial skin infections.

  6. This doesn’t have to do with sage but it does have to do with health related issues & negative emotions that lead to stress and other poor health indicators. It sounds ‘foo foo’ (I’m sounding like that a lot nowadays. lol)..but it works. Perhaps you are familiar but for those that are not: EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

    Click to access eftmanual.pdf

  7. Nmaat


    I’ll read this later when I settle down.

  8. More Info to share..explanation of 20 Universal Laws…


  9. Matari on said:


    ” Oregano is nature’s antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. Besides making pizza, pasta and salad taste great, the oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. It’s a powerful antihistamine. New research is finding that oil of oregano is as effective against colitis as prescription drugs without the harmful side effects. It is also able to regenerate liver cells.

    Oil of oregano is made from the leaves and flowers of the wild oregano plant found growing naturally in the remote mountainous regions of the Mediterranean where there is little pollution. It is a member of the mint family. The flowers and leaves are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest. It has a history that stretches back to the ancient Greeks, whose name for it translates into “joy of the mountain”. They used it to treating infection related illnesses and diseases. As the dangers of antibiotic use become more apparent, health conscious people as well as holistic healers are looking for natural alternatives to treat infections. They are finding oil of oregano to be the perfect natural choice.

    The ingredients in oil of oregano are unique

    What is sold in most traditional grocery stores as oregano is not wild Mediterranean oregano. It has little preventative or therapeutic value. Real wild Mediterranean oregano is of two varieties. Thymus capitatus is the variety that grows in Spain. Most of the oregano that grows throughout the rest of the Mediterranean is the origanum vulgare variety.

    **In order to obtain the health benefits of oil of oregano, the oregano must be of one of these two varieties.**

    These are the ingredients found in oil of oregano that provide its unique properties:

    Carvacrol has been proven in studies to be a powerful antimicrobial, so powerful that it can be used to preserve food and render it self-stable. Reseach has shown it to be effective against candida albicans, the aspergillus mold, staphylococcus, campylobacter, klebsiella, e.coli, giardia, pseudomonas, salmonella, and listeria. Carvacrol provides many of the health benefits of oil of oregano .

    Thymol is a natural fungicide with antiseptic properties. It is the active ingredient in Listerine mouthwash. Thymol is also an immune system booster and a shield against toxins. It is capable of preventing tissue damage and encouraging healing.

    Terpenes is the source of the word turpentine. Terpenes give off a pine scent and are also produced by pine trees. Terpenes have potent antibacterial properties.

    Rosmarinic acid is a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E. It prevents free radical damage and is instrumental in preventing atherosclerosis and cancer. Rosmarinic acid has shown to be effective in the treatment of allergic asthma. It reduces fluid build up and swelling during an allergy attack, and is an effective natural antihistamine.

    Naringin is the substance that gives grapefruit its bitter taste. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and helps boost the effect of antioxidants.

    Oil of oregano also contains a good amount of the vitamin E complex, as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, manganese, vitamins A and C, and niacin.

    Recent research shows oil of oregano beneficial to the colon and liver

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/024685_oregano_oil_of.html#ixzz2PzmmJHuM

    Family, this is a God given alternative medicine worth your time and study.

  10. Right now I am a cod liver oil kick, I also take flax seed oil. Tea Tree oil is another panacea, it is good for disinfecting cuts for example. Try the natural way if possible. I only use ‘medicine’ if I have to which, luckily, is rare!

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