Sunday, June 11, 2017

#VOW : WASH LOCZ OR SHAKE LOCZ by I.T


As a Rastaman, Clean Locks is a must. Sometimes you have to use a regular shampoo to get all the dirtiness out I must confess. In that case, I like Bergamot or Argan shampoo when possible to get it... But what about before the use of commercial shampoo or when Rastaman used to keep it more Natural. River wash with herbs and leaves and a shake?  I know about the use of Ripe Banana, Avocado, Young crushed Cacao as natural methods of washing dreadlocks, I say Locz this time..just for fun. Hibiscus Leaves is another one, Rosemary, Aloe..and many others that I probably never heard about.
To Shake your locks is not the same as washing it, I`d say. Washing is to get them really clean. So I`d also say "Wash your locz before you shake them!".
This Time I chose to feature this special mixture that I prepare to shake my locz whenever the sun and the moon are in their Perfect Times. Bright and Happy sunny day and Also the moon on a rise, Full or still big. It helps with growth, and leaves a long lasting Rosemary aroma, probably til the next wash.
The Thick and heavy liquid is prepared with about two handfuls of soft hibiscus leaves and about two long stalks of fresh Rosemary leaves. Use a bucket or deep and large bowl to crush leaves properly in 3/4 litre fresh water and then strain out the leaves. The liquid should be thick and slimy like crushed Aloe and have a dark brownish green colour with a rosemary scent.
Now apply by putting all your locz into the container and see how it absorbs every drop leaving you with a very heavy head haha. That's until you squeeze it all out and repeat again if you want. Now SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE , Foward, Sideways, Spin around, SHAKE YOUR NATTY RASTAMAN! but don't break your neck. Yeah, we say Natty for Locz too. Wool, Bongo, Crown..many names. But it is a personal Vow. Real Rastaman Know.
If the hair feels slimy after the shake slightly rinse with fresh water or use rosemary water to leave a stronger aroma and a cool texture.


Watch! 


STAGE I



STAGE II



STAGE III


If you are not sure about the Hibiscus plant that you have, Use Aloe but may need to be blended since crushing with hands is not the same as crushing a regular leaf. 

#vow #washloczshakelocz #tuherbicina #ijahdantaurus






Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#UPDATED 3 STRIKES OUT! ;A TRIPLE PLANT EXPECTORANT. By I.T


Welcome Back!

Today Let´s find out some more about this local expectorant that I learned to prepare since when my grandfather was alive, and even up to this day, I keep up the practice whenever I have a cough or cold. Its good to know how and when to grab some fresh leaves and flowers right outside in the garden and create a very interesting expectorant. I even named it! "3 Strikes Out!" and it's not baseball :)
Now you might ask ; What is an Expectorant¿
An expectorant is a medicine promoting the discharge of phlegm, mucus or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
Coughs and Colds are common when you live in tropical climates and work outdoors. That doesn't mean that everyone has a cough every time ...what matters to me is how long you carry that cold on your chest before spitting it all out and get a much faster relief from nasal congestion, mucus, and phlegm. Heal Yourself!
Its also highly recommended that you have knowledge about the plants that you decide to use, especially if you live out of the Caribbean or Tropics. All my photographs are from Giraudel, Dominica. A small Village where herbal plants and their uses are very common.
I can also tell you a true story about myself; A few months ago I had a cough and filled a portable bottle of "3 Strikes Out"! about 475 ml. It was also a great idea to do it with almost an empty stomach. Nothing acidic. I sipped a little bit every few minutes, enjoying the flavor at the same time, it has to be sweetened more than usual (Take note if you are diabetic). By midday, I had already cleared my throat about 100 times and every time something came up but with so much ease I could only feel pleased. It gave me a lot of confidence to later present these same plants to the tourists. See the Pictures below and some added details, AlsoThe Preparation was done with two edible wild flowers and one wild plant; Lozey, Fleur Sewo and Tacac Zombie...




1. White Bigonia (Locally known as Lozey).
2. White Neem (Locally known as Fleur Sewo), Be warned that it is NOT the same tree as  Azadirachta indica. 
3. Wild tobacco Leaves Locally known as Zombies Tobacco or (Tabac Zombi). See Bush doctor confirm plant.

Also, Study these pictures of the plants and flowers to identify them in your surroundings, mostly in the Caribbean and See how to prepare your own dose of "3 Strikes Out" below.



HOW TO MAKE Three cups of "3 Strikes Out"

This time the dosage is not the usual 2 tbsp of herb per cup of water, you can use as many flowers as you like but NOT more than 3-4 leaves of Jumbi Tobacco. Less water, fewer leaves!


3 full cups of water
1 cluster of white neem flowers
1 big cluster of White Bigonia flowers
3 Jumbie Tobacco leaves
3 tablespoons of brown Sugar

Probably sugar content is not recommended for diabetics.


This time it is not the regular Infusion process that is used to prepare most other herbal teas. For making this expectorant, you must put the leaves and flowers into the water and boil everything at once. Once at boiling point turn off and allow to cool down completely.
-Strain and sweeten before drinking.
A big cup will do, like a big cup of German beer! or Maximum of three normal cups per day, Morning preferably.
Also, try to ingest on a half empty stomach and eat fruits and non-acidic foods to compliment the great expectorating effects of this remedy brought to you by TuHerbicina/Ijahdan Taurus.





Remember to Contact us for Plants and Herbs around Dominica! "Embrace the Gift of Natural Healing Herbs" 


Check out my video "Up On Jah Mountain"




 and also listen to this song which speaks about Herbs and thier benifits to us Man.








#3strikesout #tripleplantexpectorant








Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ROSEMARY vs WI FI



ROSEMARY vs WI FI
By Ijahdan Taurus

Rosemary! 
Well known for centuries with its many health benefits is taken for stress reduction, for improved memory and also helps protect DNA therefore reduces risks of cancer.  
Today it is also becoming the best herb used to increase brain performance.
Rosemary herb has an effect on the brain even without ingestion of the herbal tea. And I say this because many people refuse to believe in the consumption of herbal plants. But, by simply crushing and sniffing rosemary leaves can boost your brain power. And this is what I want to promote. "The use and keeping of rosemary herb", in our environment and home. Pubs and schools as well. 


Everyone should have some rosemary planted somewhere and making constant contact with the plant.
One the opposing side we got, cellphones, radioactivity and WI FI  AFFECTING our brains performance daily, especially our children .
Wi Fi is everywhere nowadays, even in forests (sighs). When people go to a restaurant or bar they ask for a Wi Fi password before their meals or drinks. 




So I am suggesting 
 if you don't have a rosemary plant at home. Get one from TuHerbicina.blogspot. Com and let's built stronger brains to face this modern world and save the ancient plant and herbal culture!



STUDY THESE TWO PICTURES!

ROSEMARY
 vs 
WI FI




ROSEMARY vs WI FI. 
By Ijahdan Taurus


Monday, March 20, 2017

Today's SPECIAL TIP ~ Some helpful advice for growing sage.


 Today's SPECIAL TIP~  #1


Some helpful advice for growing sage.


Today I came across a site where I discovered some very useful tips on growing sage indoors. 

Read more about it here:

foto by Lebensmittelfotos licensed under CC0




SPECIAL THANKS TO 


FOR KEEPING THE
HERB CULTURE
ALIVE!!!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Special Deliveries... Money is not everything.....

These are Ten easy to know and easy to use herbs that are available for your cooking and tea.
Herbs from Top, left to right Wormbush or simen kontwa, Dandelion, Basilic, Lemon Sage, Vervaine, Scented Gerenium, White Mint , White Sage, Citronella and Rosemary. Contact us for more info about deliveries and the Uses of each herb if you have any doubts or little knowledge about plant Aslo remember to scroll down and read more about each plant! #HERBALTEA #HERBALMEDICINE #HERBALLIFESTYLE #TUHERBICINA

foto by I.T

Satisfactory deal to get healed!

Lately, it has been great being able to provide herbs and contribute to the mission of herbal healing,

The lady in the photo is Vivi, a local florist and herbalist. Look out for her in Roseau for fresh and dried herbs packages or bundles or plants!

                                                                                                                          Photo by: Ijahdan Taurus.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WE BRING YOU FRESH BUNDLES OF LOCAL HERBS!!!

One day I got a request for some of the best herbs that I had available for tea... That special customer seemed to be very pleased with the bundle ;) .. I brought her Lemongrass, Patchouli, White Mint, Scented Gerenium, and White Sage...This picture was also selected for the artwork of Spell Breaker .. A song by Ijahdan Taurus.. Listen Below if you like UNIQUE DowntempoHipHop.
LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE. .. att. Spell Breaker