#DhqCarlene speaks on the issue of colorism within the #Dancehall and #Jamaican culture. ——————————————————————
#Spice latest song #BlackHypocrisy and recent incident with the Nightly Fix Journalist #Naro brought the attention to colorism being an issue in Dancehall and Jamaica. ——————————————————————
Carlene sat down with @onstagetv to speak on the topic which she indeed acknowledged that her light skin color allows her to have much advantages than her darkskin counterparts, considering that she is talented as well.
However she also acknowledged that her image back in the 90s was not fitting for #dancehall, in which she did not receive support. She also stated that the different black skin color shades is only relevant in the #Caribbean.
The #Quassia is an ash like tree that is #Indigenous to Mexico #Jamaica and many other islands of the #WestIndies🌳🌴🍀🍂🌿🌾. Since ages, the West Indians used the timber of Quassia to make quassia cups that were filled with water and left to remain untouched for considerable period of time. They drank the resin colored water to treat ailments such as upset stomach, loss of appetite as well as fever. The West Indians also prepared more potent mixtures by adding finely chopped chips of the quassia wood and steeping them in water. These potent mixtures were normally used in enemas (liquids inserted through the rectum💩 into the bowels) to eliminate parasitic #Threadworms. Such strong mixtures were also used as vital ingredients of lotions to avoid lice on the body.
Tonics and Teas prepared from the extracts of this tremendously #Astringent tree not only help to keep the digestive system stable, but also reinforces a scrawny one. Among other things, quassia ENHANCES the secretion of bile (something we all need), salivary enzymes, production of stomach acids and perks up the digestive progression. Quassia is normally used to invigorate a weak appetite, particularly while 👉🏽curing anorexia or constant loss of appetite. The bitterness of the herb has rendered it useful for treating malaria as well as other fevers or unusually high body temperatures.
Herbal medical practitioners use medications prepared from quassin to help to enhance secretion of enzymes in the stomach, liver, kidneys, gallbladder as well as the intestines. The medicines prepared with quassin possess both laxative as well as appetizing functions. The quassia resin yields another extract or derivative known as quassimarin. Several researchers studying the medicinal properties of the quassia tree, quassimarin has been found to be beneficial to combating #Leukemia / blood cancer.