June 15, 2011 Obara Meji 202Comment
In continuation with the culture theme that I decided to do this week, I wanted to discuss natural, or alternative medicines. As a child growing up in Jamaica this method of healing was used quite often as hospitals were few and far between and also money was not in agreement with most people so it stayed away. Poor people had to find their remedies out in nature and apply wisdom to use whatever they thought could cure whatever ailment…and often times it worked. This is also done in Africa today, where herbal medicine is highly preferred over modern science.
 
 Did not include all as I want others to share their knowledge.  Please read and give me your opinion,….(Maniac).
 
After reading the topic ‘KaKa Rawtid’ I thought about our good old Jamaican herbs and their uses.  Growing up as a child in rural Jamaica I was exposed to a lot of ‘bushes’ and herbs that had tremendous medicinal benefits.  I, however, did not pay too much attention to a lot of these things as I had no need to – up until now that is.

Recently, I was having a problem and contacted Obara Meji who told me what to do (I had a spot on my arm that itched like the dickens and even though it looked like ‘ringworm’ it was clear to me that it was an allergic reaction (people I am a clean person, if I am cooking and I feel the urge to pee, I rather wait until I am finished cooking before doing so.  If however, the urge becomes unbearable, I finish my task with gloves – memba ah me an mi pikni alone mi cook fa, well most of the times anyway).  She advised me to use lime and blue which helped tremendously.  However, there was something at the back of my head which was just ribbing at me to ‘draw’ some bizzy and drink which I did.  That completed the task.

Kaka Rawtid led me to do some research on herbs and home remedies, and fortunately I am in possession of a book entitled ‘The Herb Society of America, New Encyclopedia of Herbs and their Uses’ along with the limited knowledge I have of the use of certain herbs/bushes which I was exposed to as a child…………..( check the archives to read Kaka Rawtid)

Let me share a few with you: (these are all according to the above mentioned book)

Onion                                   used for food flavoring and has an anti-infective compound.  It reduces blood pressure, clotting and blood sugar levels

Garlic                                    Is a potent antibiotic.  On one website it is recommended that women use this as a douche in collaboration with vinegar to treat BV

Dill                                         Improves digestion and relieves indigestion

Frankincense                     A relaxant, antiseptic and decongestant

Pomegranate                    Is used to expel tapeworms (ewww)

Ginger                                  Relieves motion sickness and nausea

Aloe Vera                            (popularly known in Jamaica as ‘Sinkle Bible’.  This is very useful in treating sunburn and aides those with sensitive skin

Thyme                                  Did you know that this flavorful herb is also an antiseptic?

Pineapple                           The juice is used for menstrual problems and also helps with constipation.

These are but a few herbs that have medicinal properties and I am sure that fellow embracers have a few of their own.  Remember ‘each one teaches one’.  Do share…..Ase!!!

oonu know Obara Meji haffi add fi har two cents……..Maniac wrote about how important it is to handle food as clean as possible, and I am the same way. When it is time for me to cook for my family I bathe first, and no bathroom action until I am done. Horray for saying that Mainic because that is the correct thing to do. Let me expand a little on the home remedy side of natural healing……..according to old-time people the use of charcoal placed on your plate while you are eating prevents duppy/ghost from eating with you, making it impossible for them to harm you. For diarrhea, flour is parched into a hot pot until golden, then turned into paste by adding a little water and given to the patient to drink, charcoal can also be given to treat the same thing especially if vomiting is involved, If you are sleeping and wake up roach with in your ear (which can happen), your first warm morning urine is poured on to the ear to chase the roaches out….. GROSS….but.I have seen this done when I was a child and it works, also glycerine can be used also. Molasses and milk can be used to cure ulcer, my father did this and it worked after two operations with no relief, and for those mother who fear that they boy children may not become fully endowed Jamaicans always “beat yuh buddy pon papa tree”, in other words the tree of the Papaya can be of assistance, once it is properly appeased. Sour Sop leaves for nerves, also the breadfruit leaves, the dreaded Mojo herb for a good cleansing, (my mother gave that to us once a month in Jamaica, on  Sunday), Aloe Vera is used to cleanse the blood and stave off diabetes, The balls of a slaughtered goat are roasted and given to men only to eat, enabling them to be “long distance stulla”…filled with great sexual strength and drive…..I must thank God that us women were left out of this one, the goat ball can be quite pungent!!!. Banana skin is scraped and kerosene oil is applied to the skin and tied on to someones foot to entice whatever splinter or thorn that may be embedded there Garlic to lower blood pressure, rice bitters to help diabetes, ginger for cold, lime and honey for sore throat…. There a lots more as Mainaic said but I am leaving space for you guys to add your own

Prevention betta than cure!…..Ole Time Jamaican People use to say.

 

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she seh it not even aturn on…a same so maniac disappear pon me…so i dont know…tomorrow me will tell her caw she gone already…in amorrows come a school early…or u waan we go bun some ray iina de bleachers before we go

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me know seh word sound and power….obara seh de computer naw come back up so she gone ooo…and me a go a me bed now…cause dem ya hour a de morning…me need rest…u coming to school tomorrow…i will send the papaw tree fi u by fedex…overnight delivery

sharlenerose
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opti… me like da song deh…oooo beat it rass…obara computer lock off by itself and it naw come on

sharlenerose
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sharlenerose

a wondaa if a optimistic snake me waan rass…see him waan borrow me hand dem fi rass someting

sharlenerose
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sharlenerose

a papaw smoothie u a go mek when dat deh tree deh dun get beat…no sah….

sharlenerose
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sharlenerose

den a which spirit dat a rise…mind eno…sound like u need one mature papaw tree

sharlenerose
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sharlenerose

a gwine seh mi bredda hand dem…fi him own dem trong…can swing a cutlass u see

sharlenerose
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den a whe u deh…u haffi go find one nursery…

sharlenerose
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den optimistic a whe u a go get extra hand me haffi go send dat too

sharlenerose
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sharlenerose

optimistic you no have no behavior…a gwine haffi get you that tree…mek sure you can handle de swelling and know how fi bring it dung

sharlenerose
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Optimistic..good mawning…how u doing today…so whe dem use dat fa

sharlenerose
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7 Biblical herbs necessary for the well-being of spiritual ancestors…flax…turmeric….aloe…frankincense…garlic…myrrh..milk thistle…The Bible mentions 128 plants that were part of everyday life in ancient Israel and its Mediterranean neighbors. These plants include almonds, apples, black mustard, cucumber, grapes, mandrake, nettle, poppy and wormwood….Thus, use of the medicinal plants of the area combines the healing wisdom of early Arabs, Hebrews, Copts and Muslims.

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lolollll…

sharlenerose
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which herb you put inna de hot water bottle…chamomile….or u deh drink tea wid de hot water bottle pon you tummy…me need da remedy deh now…cramps inna me rass

sharlenerose
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teacha me caan bodda wid u…a whe maniac did say bout de telepathy thing today….sharlene a mussi dream u deh dream…i’m drinking…i’m drinking…i’m drinking rum with the Bongo man…a mussi de three a dem a walk side by side…

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mumma raas….me jus get de remedy fi de pagan dem…pray…me a pray…a me say me knee dem black de way me a pray…3 psalms a day keep de enemy away…dem ya snake ya..jah know dem a keep me awake..and me naw sleep…till me rass de snake…a me seh cock mouth kill cock…jah know….

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lawd….me ah listen to jah vinci…please jah jah guide me…walk beside me…all me see a pagan…all me see a enemy…de snake…de snake…de bloodcloth snake….sensemaya… me Bongo man waan crush you…i don’t know why…anno one a dem …anno two a dem..anno three a dem walking side by side…teacha how you love sing so

sharlenerose
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The song me a sing from morning…How to kill a snake….ah whe me ah go do..hello right right now…me a go bun some chamomile and lavender…and a dash of spruce fi some motivation…inna de night yah…me and da snake yah tonite

sharlenerose
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mr splendeed no come all day me a call him..a whe him deh…and de one optimistic1 no come a school none at all….me no know why dem no come help me sing mayombe…bumbe mayombe

Maniac
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helloooooo……Present!!!!! teacha mi deh yah

sharlenerose
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hold on maniac….i be sitting in de spizzy…bout 5 dawgs deep…always looking jizzy…but we bun..we eat…we sleep…and keeping a cool head is no small feat…CERTAIN GAL a run cause dem caan tek de heat…spaz out but get the fuck away from me…i might walk now but before i had to creep…and i’m studying the game plus i got my cheat sheet…u waan see it

sharlenerose
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a whe de teacha de…a wha kinda unruly teacha dis…lef de pitny dem fi watch demself

sharlenerose
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de snake deh pon de grung now…me a step pon him bloodcloth head inna me iron boot…like St Michael a crush de dragon…OH Benjiman Downa…oh Benjamin Downa…stand up pon u orda…you a de fya man…you a de fya man…water deh ya fi cool you…

sharlenerose
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and dill will stop urinary tract infections…and all hiccups tooo…hellooo…

sharlenerose
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Maniac…me haffi tell u me love de herbal topic me love…dem seh u can use cardamom fi get rid of intestinal worms and ease upset stomachs

Maniac
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Yessssss mi deh ah night skool…..whey u still ah do up?

sharlenerose
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me did gone a de after school program whe dem put me inna….a wha u still deh a school…u have night class

Maniac
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Sharleneeee whey u deh?

sharlenerose
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orisa…i don’t know…m a go try come a school early in a de morning

Maniac
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Orisaaaa wawk gud mi lub…mi wii kip ti warm fi yuh…tek care and blessings

Maniac
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Mi are back….Sharlene ah whey deh gwaan wid yuh?….
Mi shet mi yeye fi a few causen sey mi neba feel too gud an mi jeem bout di pitayta puddin….damn craven

Orisapikkney
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MI SOON LEF WUK MY BEAUTIFUL SISTERS! NAH NUH PUTER A MI YAAD SO PLEASE KEEP IT GOING SO MI CAN COME ON EENA DI MAWNING AND KETCH UP!!! LOVE UNNU BAD! MANIACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC PREFECT!! KEEP MI SEAT WARM FI MI DEH O!

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dat wi entice him fi come fight or will it bind hexplain please teech..

sharlenerose
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hell no…me haffi go run dis Bongo yah…caw me caan manage it…splash holy water and knock tambourine…benzoine, frankincense and myrr pon de charcoal…me now becomes a teetotaller…learn that inna religious studies…when me a go catholic school…chants from the holy book…nyamorhenyekio…inna me tina turner voice

Orisapikkney
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Him wah war…tie up yuh head wid one red cloth like a yuh name rambo jink yuh rum and draw fi yuh lass O! him nuh bad lol

sharlenerose
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u no hear me say me waan rass de snake….me no know wha mek dem a entice mi fi cum pon ya come stir it up…lil darling…me couldn’t even sleep…me all a get dream fi wake uuup and log on so a dem ya sinting ya dem want come bring to me….hellloooo

sharlenerose
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not short Bongo, tall Bongo…dis ya Bongo a no tunny him want…him look like him like war…

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Bongo man want sum tunny….yuh gwaan entice him wid di white rum……..lol

sharlenerose
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so wait me a talk to meself again…a me alone underneath de rum…alright a gwine send fi splendeed cause a mussi sophia a de snake…splendeed whe udeh…maniac whe u deh…orisa whe u deh…hajifrass whe u deh…gift of good life whe u deh…wasavirgin whe u deh…optimistic whe u deh…skeptic whe u deh…hotgalbrowngal u no come back from shop whe u deh…ame alone deh a school

sharlenerose
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i dont know why this damn snake a gwaan so inna me head tideh…from ancestor on the auction block wid unno herbal forum to dis sensemaya…underneath kumina drum…ah wah dis pon me fada…what is happening…obara talk to me deh…dis Bongo man look like him need something…cause me all a dream seh me find outlet fi plug inde computer inna de bedroom fi pickup fi come pon de site yah…and a dis me cum see…yes,me did a drink rum last night this morning…hellooo.Bongo man whe you want? you want to rass a snake or must i writhe on the ground…lol….anno me mad a dem spirit yah

sharlenerose
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yes…a gwine rass dat snake wid one rock stone

Orisapikkney
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now i are membering!!! Thank u sooo much Sharlene!

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YES THIS WAS A PERFORMANCE PIECE!!!!!!

sharlenerose
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obara you no memba dat dutty snake from when we a pikney.

sharlenerose
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¡Mayombe-bombe-mayombe.!
Hit him with an ax and he dies;
Hit him! Go on, hit him!
Don‟t hit him with your foot or he‟ll bite;,
Don‟t hit him with your foot, or he‟ll get away.
Sensemayá, the snake,
sensemayá.
Sensemayá, with his eyes,
sensemayá.
Sensemayá, with his tongue,
sensemayá.
Sensemayá, with his mouth,
sensemayá.
The dead snake cannot eat;
the dead snake cannot hiss;
he cannot move,
he cannot run!
The dead snake cannot look;,
the dead snake cannot drink,;
he cannot breathe,
he cannot bite.
¡Mayombe-bombe-mayombé!
Sensemayá, the snake . . .

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jus find this when me google it…love da rass poem deh…hate de rass snake…the damn site name magic spellbook..bumbokisstherasscross..
Sensemaya…Song to kill a Snake
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé

The snake has eyes of glass;
the snake comes and wraps around a stick;
with its eyes of glass, on a stick,
with its eyes of glass.
The snake walks without feet;
the snake hides in the grass;
walking, it hides in the grass,
walking without feet.

Mayombé—bombe—mayombé
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé!
Sensemayá, the snake, the snake. . .
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé!
Sensemayá doesn’t move. . .
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé!
Sensemayá, the snake, the snake
Mayombé—bombe—mayombé!
Sensemayá is dead!

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de snake have eyes of bloodcloth glass…wicked rass

Orisapikkney
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YES MI A MEMBAH LIKKLE BIT NOW! WAS DI SNAKE CLOTHED IN LIKE KINTE CLOTH? DAMNNN MI NUH LIKE FIGGET NUTTN TELL MI MORE BOUT THIS YA BLOODFIYAH SNAKE YAH

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i a come a NY….we a go find splendeed…and himm obeahman brother and maniac and hajifrass you invited too…me naw lef you out…you hear mi dear…sophia u caan come a raassss

sharlenerose
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mayome bumbe mayombe….from sensimina de snake…u no see a some african word deh people dash in

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mayombe bumbe mayombe…..a wah dat from a gen causen seh mi deh a sing it and nuh membah weh it come from! Enlighten mi deh rosie rosie./…

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A which realm wi come from?

DI SAME ONE!!!! LOL Sharlene when yuh a come a NY? cause any time yuh come wi ago hunt dung SPlendid den go roun a Obara and hol a serious vibes!!!

sharlenerose
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mayome bumbe mayombe

sharlenerose
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me still a talk bout sensimina de dutty snake…whe me no waan hit wid me hand caw him we bite

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di wholee a wi do it when wi likkle even sum big grey tone man still a dweet lol!!

den Jamaica………..boooom
Jamaica……………..boooom
Jamaica land we loooooooooooove…..lol

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