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OMG... I hated Jamaican Black Castor Oil
This article you shared brought back the remembrance of dread when this bottle of HOME MADE BLACK CASTOR OIL appeared at our house in Kingston.
The arrival of this bottle brought from N.W. Manchester which was made from the seeds gathered from the Castor plants my dad's eldest sister, Greta, had grown on her farm.
I did not mind the guava, tamarinds, star apples, naseberries, guineps, ginger, tumeric and best of all very sweet oranges, navel oranges and large tangerines when they accompanied this bottle of dread!
I must confess that I had accidentally over the years as a child, on purpose, caused several bottles to break. My Mum shared this arrival with family and neighbours and all of us kids hated it.
It was OK when used as a hair dressing or rubbed into dry skin but the Saturday morning tablespoonful mixed with the juice of half an orange blended together was loathsome?
We got this special treat the weekend before returning to school at the end of each terms school break holidays.
In some cases we may even get a cup of sweetened herbal tea on the Sunday morning to make sure that we were truly flushed out.
We would be given some chicken broth made from the neck, gizzard, wings and feet of the chicken that was being prepared for our dinner with only cho-cho, turnip and carrots with a few noodles and spring onions which was highly welcomed.
I have been at the farm and helped to open the pods to remove the seeds for preparing the Black Castor Oil. This was adding insult to injury. I can smell it now as it was being made.
My children and grandchildren are so amused when I tell them of my antics to rid the house of this enemy or should be 'enema'...Lol.
Anyway, just thought that I would share my story with others as they too may have suffered the same fate :-)
Best wishes to you and family, friends, colleagues and associates. You all keep safe and healthy too.
Lol. Fascinating story. Well I agree it is not the best of scent but I think you'll also agree that it is amazing nuh true? By the way, I invite my readers to watch the castor oil making process here on my YouTube channel.
That's the part that will amaze you!
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