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BUSH MEDICINE AND TEAS

(PICTURES TO COME)

The information contained is based on personal experiences, accounts, research...

DISCLAIMER -- I AM NOT A  RESEARCHER....
NOT A SCIENTIST! I AM NOT A DOCTOR!


I CAN NOT GUARANTEE A CURE!


Bush medicines are local remedies made from leaves, plants, barks, and flowers found around the islands in yards, in the bush, the forests.......I will discuss some of the more popular ones....

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As a little girl, I was about probably around age six-seven (6-7), whenever,  I visited my paternal grandmother, "Mama", she would insist that I drink a glass of Jack-ma-Da....That drink was strong, and bitter...But I would drink it. Mama said that drinking bush medicine was good for you.

I remember, one time I had a very high fever, Mama rubbed me down, put banana leaves all about my body and wrapped my clothes tightly around me. Yes, whatever she did worked because my fever 'broke'...

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ALOE -

My Mama called the aloe vera "bitters"... It's grown in most yards....The leaf is cut and its meat, mushy inside is put on cuts and sores... You can steep it in water, and drink the liquid. The best colon cleanser ever!!


BANANA

BAY GERANIUM

BIRD PEPPER

BRAZILETO

BREADFRUIT

CASCARILLA (BARK)

Increases appetite. Good for indigestion Stomach pains. Diarrhoea. Prevents vomiting.
Boil leaves and twigs and drink.
Might also help with chicken pox.
Relieves diarrhoea.

CATNIP


CERASEE -

DILL SEED

FEVER GRASS

FIVE FINGERS

GALE OF WIND

JACK -MA-DA

JUMBEY

LIME

LOVE VINE

MADERIA BARK

The leaves and bark make a good drink. My father believed this helped him when he wanted a son!

PAPAYA (PAW PAW)

Grate the green skin and rub over cuts and wounds
Use the juice, add to water. Makes a nice drink.
Seeds can be grounded and used on ring worms.
Leaves can also be put on wounds.
Make a drink and give to children to cure worms.


PEAR LEAF

PERIWINKLE


PIGEON PEAS LEAVES

SAGE

SEAWEED

SHEPHERD NEEDLE 




Grows throughout the country. Considered a weed. Steep in cool water. This is believed to cool the blood.

SOUR SOP

SUGARCANE

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