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Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal #13

Turmeric

I come from the land of curry. Curry chicken, curry goat, roti…you name it, islanders love curry. This  plant is actually a member of the ginger family and has such intense anti-inflammatory properties, it rivals cayenne pepper!

The active ingredient in this life-saving plant is “curcumin” and it gives off a slightly mustard-y smell. Did you know that North Africans used this spice to dye clothing? The brightly coloured gowns they wore were tinted with this plant.

I remember growing up with the delicious scent of curry wafting through our house as my mom prepared dish after dish of curry-laden meals. Not only is turmeric an excellent additive to boost the flavour of foods, but its medicinal properties are stellar.

Turmeric:

Fights cancer, like garlic

Fights infections, like peppermint (don’t get me started on peppermint)

Kills acne-causing bacteria, like Tea Tree Oil

Helps with digestion, like ginger

Lowers bad cholesterol, like garlic and vinegar

Helps with joint pain, like cayenne pepper

Every black household should have turmeric stashed away for medical emergencies. Please use the power of Mother Nature to heal yourselves and reverse disease. When, not if, but when the pharmacies close their doors, you’ll need alternative medicines to survive. 
Next article: Oregano

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Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal #12

Our ancestors called Tea Tree oil “liquid gold”.

Tea Tree Antiseptic

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:

Scabies

Dandruff

Infection

Sore throat (use as a gargle with 2 parts water)

Tooth pain/ infection

Acne

Psoriasis

Eczema

Cuts and bruises

Minor burns

Head lice

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.

Next Article: Turmeric

Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal #9

Cloves

Is there anyone who doesn’t like the scent of dried cloves? Indigenous to Africa, the spicy, sweet buds have been used for hundreds of years as a nutritional spice for food, a preservative for meats and a remedy for a variety of health concerns.

For over 2,000 years, both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine have adopted our extensive use of clove flowers and clove essential oils. Arabic traders brought the buds to Europe in 4th century A.D., and in the seventh century, Europeans adopted our traditional medicines and cloves became wildly popular.

Cloves are high in many minerals including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, potassium and vitamins C , K and A. They are also extremely rich in manganese and dietary fiber. The main chemical component responsible for clove’s powerful analgesic, anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, as well as its distinctive aromatic smell, is a substance called eugenol. Did you know that our ancestors used this essential oil for easing pain during surgical and dental procedures?

What are some of the things Cloves aid/ fight: 

Indigestion

Stress

Parasitic infections

An aphrodisiac for low sex drive

Toothaches

Headaches, when made into a tea

Cleans your blood

Bad breath

Acne

Dandruff

Cancer prevention, when made into a tea

Anxiety

Insomnia

Depression

Jah gave us the world’s first antiseptic with this aromatic bud! Please drink up to purify your body from the toxins of today’s cancer-laden foods.

Next article: Dill

Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal Part 2

The Power of Hibiscus Tea:

Blacks are prone to high blood pressure.

Stress from racism, overt and covert, gives the majority of us anger issues (me especially) and without a way to channel our pain, our bodies suffer. There are days when my urge to flee from this prison plantation comes too close to the surface and I must duck into the bathroom at work, an empty room, a closet or the safety of my car to remove myself from the vibes of my enemy. Poor eating habits are apart of our culture since Demonic forces brought us here:

And we assimilated into a mental plantation where food is our curse. Many of us simply do not know what to eat in order to heal ourselves. High blood pressure is our silent killer. It will harden your arteries making you prone to heart attacks and strokes. Hibiscus tea, rich with antioxidants, along with a NO SALT diet, will help you to reverse some of the damages.

Buying in bulk will save you money and many teas are affordable on Ebay. Aside from being fruity and delicious, this potent tea cleans your blood and helps to remove low-density lipo-proteins, which simply means: It helps to control high cholesterol. Please begin to eat to live. Not live to eat.

Next article: The Power of St. John’s Wort

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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