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Blacks and Health: A Natural Way to Heal #11

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

Sage

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)

Diarrhea

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)

Eczema

Psoriasis

Restores colour to gray hair

Ringworm

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.

Next Article: Tea Tree Oil

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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

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