Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal #12
Our ancestors called Tea Tree oil “liquid gold”.
If I were to list all the wonderful properties this “doctor in a bottle” has, I’d been typing til next week.
Our indigenous ancestors in Australia used this potent, slightly camphor-smelling tree “sap” as an antifungal and antiviral medicine for centuries. The leaves were crushed then inhaled to treat coughs and sore throats. Steamed in boiling water, the leaves made a great antiseptic wash for cuts, open wounds and other skin ailments.Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and analgesic (pain-killing) properties.
Tea tree oil exhibits expectorant and balsamic characteristics, which are especially beneficial in the case of throat or chest infections, having a generally soothing and clearing (mucus-expelling) effect on the entire respiratory tract. It is also effective against head colds.
Every black household should have a bottle of this amazing sap to prevent:
Sore throat (use as a gargle with 2 parts water)
Tooth pain/ infection
Cuts and bruises
The smell is quite strong and it is very potent so only a drop or two is needed. Please relearn the healing properties of our ancestors medicines. Soon, we will have to rely on them for help.
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