Jamaican Herbal Remedies (Jamaica)




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Jamaican Herbal Remedies

Published Mar 1, 1997

The following is a short list of Jamaica herbs, plants, trees and bushes that are used for various medical purposes. We by no means endorse any of these bushes, so use at your own risk.

Name Medical Use
Arrow Root Powdered arrow root is boiled in water For diarrhoea
Aureliia For colds and fever.
Aloe Vero aka Synkle-Bible A cleanse, acne, and used as a laxative.
Bissy For food poisioning and upset stomach.
Cerassee For colds, stomach problems and laxitive.
Chainy Root- Wild yam root, China Root, Hog Head Said to be a tonic.
Fresh Cut For poultice and colds.
Fever Grass Fever and colds.
Ginger Used with honey and lime for colds and flu.
Sarsaparilla Widely used for arthristis, and other pains of the body. Excellent relief for ring worm.
Comfrey For diarrhoea, Colds and coughs, sprains, arthritis.
CornSilk -The hair of the corn (tea) Kidney and bladder problems.
Dandelion aka Wild coffee/Piss-a-bed. Skin disorders, jaundice, bladder, liver and dropsy.
Ganja- (tea, eyedrops) Glaucoma, diabetes, asthma.
Jack in th bush (tea) Cold, fever and influenza.
John Charles (tea) For colds, gout and tightness and the chest.
Leaf of life For swelling, colds, bronchitis, hypertension, headaches.
Nettle aka Sting Nettle for bladder and kidney problems.
Orange peel (tea) Stomach aches.
Spirit Weed For cold, epilepsy, headachees and ulcers.
Shane O Lady aka Shame A Macka. For colds, chest pains, stomach pains
Soursop Leaves For colds
Spanish Needle For Colds and colic.
Periwinkle aka Ramgoat roses For diarrhoea, and nervous conditions
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shawndei brown
Jan 27, 2011 8:51pm [ 1 ]

I loved my country Jamaica.

Mandy Le Flock
Apr 23, 2011 3:10am [ 2 ]

I have just spent two weeks in Jamaica and fallen in love with your wonderful country. I am a 51 yr old woman and was on lots of medication before I left. I have been drinking roots,bizzy, and cutting out all that is not "ital".I have lost weight, and my energy levels have rocketed and for the first time I do truly feel like a natural woman. BLESS xxx

gedion liscombe
Aug 21, 2011 12:07pm [ 3 ]

These r wht people need to about the old time bush and powder

Nov 23, 2011 7:21pm [ 4 ]

a good help with all those herbs ths

Marcia Durrant
Aug 14, 2012 5:12pm [ 5 ]

My Grandmother braught me up with herbes and i strongly believe in it thank god.I am fr. Manchester where you find lots of bush herbs,But i migrate to canada in the 90s.When ever i go home i always bring back my herbes.Jamaica is bless

Oct 17, 2014 10:48pm [ 6 ]

I am a 60 year old man who was born in Brandon Hill Clarendon Jamaica and now resides in the United States for the last 20 years I also spent 17 years in Canada. In all my travelling I have not experienced any where like Jamaica. That country is blessed with some of the best herbal treatment you will ever use. I am thinking seriously of finding a way to dispense some of these wonderful herbs. We must find a way to break our people away from pharmaceuticals . Please write to me with any suggestions you may have so we can make this a reality. Peace and love, we no all comments to [email protected]

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