Chaney Root is a well-known aphrodisiac for persons with impotence or a low sex drive. It is very high in iron content and is perfect for building up the blood. Chaney root is a Blood cleanser, good for rheumatism and arthritis, skin problems, promotes physical strength.
Castor Oil Plant-A popular Jamaican herb used mostly for the hair. Warm castor oil is used as a rub for arthritis and as a bath oil it relieves many skin problems.The plant is also used to cure constipation and bodily pain. Hot castor oil massaged into the hair will strengthen it and eliminate dandruff, lice, […]
Bitter melon–or Cerasee, as it is known in Jamaica–is one of the most commonly used Jamaican folk medicines. Brought to the island and cultivated by African slaves, it is used for diabetes, malaria, worms, colds and hypertension, and as an overall health tonic. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in April 2003 found […]
Avocado leaves can be used to make teas. a)The tea of the leaves or the bark is used for colds,cough,asthma and high blood pressure. b)The leather branches can also be boiled and used for diarrhea ,hypertension and pain. c)Avocado seeds contain antibiotic substances that will kill rats when mixed with cheese. f) Heated leaves applied […]
The leaves are used in Jamaica to prepare tea for colds. It is common in garden as a hedge plant and is not indigenous. In the Grenadines a species of Aralia (A. wilkensiana) is used as a poultice and sometimes as tea for headaches.
Ackee is edible and in Jamaica is consumed with salt fish as the national dish.The fruit must be allowed to ripe on the tree,otherwise it could be poisonous. Medicinal and other uses: 1)The leaves are used to make a tea for colds, flu, asthma and mucus congestion. 2)The tea can also be mixed with salt […]
ALFALFA – Used as a blood detoxifier and nutritional supplement. Good for acid stomach, alcoholism, allergies, anemia, appetite stimulant, arthritis, cancer, cholesterol, cramps, diabetes, fatigue, fever, glandular problems, gout, high blood pressure, jaundice, kidney cleanser, improving lactation, radiation damage, ulcers, urinary tract problems, vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Parsley-A herb widely used in Jamaica,has many healing properties Parsley Roots and leaves have been used to regulate blood sugar and are thought to be effective in cases of low blood sugar, if there is adrenal malfunction. Preparations made from Parsley Roots have their major influence on the liver and spleen, and for the last […]
LAVENDER – The oil is one of the most popular of all aromatic essential oils.The lavender is used for baths. While not technically a medicinal herb, the calming properties of its aroma are well founded.
FlAXSEED – Required for healthy cell function and replication and a great source of omega 3 oils which help in heart disease and may assist aging skin.Grounded flax seed sprinkled on food provides a high level of fiber and also contributes to weight loss.