The herbal tea derived from the plant is also used to combat coughs, colds and the flu. It is also used as a remedy for inflammation of the stomach and intestines, constipation and general stomach ailments.
The leaves only of the tree of life are crush and then put to dry in the sun.
One teaspoon of Dried Leaf of Life can brew approx 2 cups of tea.
The tea can be drunk daily to treat sinus, asthma, shortness of breath and other bronchial problem.
In Jamaica, the Fever grass is used as a tea, that gives a lasting taste in your mouth, as a child my mother gave us this Fever grass tea and while I cannot explain in words the taste I can still taste and smell the flavor of the Fever Grass today.
This Jamaican nut commonly call Bissy but is known all over as Cola Nut is a must have in just about every Jamaican Home, the nut is use in general to make tea however from my childhood day I have always known the nut to be use as a cure for food poisoning, making it a must have in your home as well.
This spice is indigenous to Jamaica and is belief to be one of the secret Ingredients in Kentucky Fried Chicken. This spice is used in Jamaican JERK CHICKEN, JERK PORK and most, if not all Jamaican recipes.
How to use Jamaican Pimento
For the dry pimento, you just drop a few grains in your soups or meat pot, the powder Jamaican Pimento is stronger and will need just a pinch to season your chicken, Beef, Pork etc.
Pepper Elder is use for herbal treatment for hemorrhages, gout, renal disorders and rheumatic joint pain. The roots are also used to treat fevers and juice extract from the plant is also believed to help lower cholesterol and is also used to treat skin disorders such as acne and boils.
Devil’s Horsewhip(Achyranthes Aspera) Used in the treatment of dropsy, rheumatism, stomach problems, cholera, skin diseases and rabies, treat snake bites, hemorrhoids, as a powerful laxative among other usage.
Organic Dried Periwinkle Herb ( Vinca minor) – Freshly dried – Perfect for herbal tea’s, and many other uses!
Periwinkle works by boosting the circulation of blood in the brain. This in turn helps in supporting healthy metabolism in the brain consequently aiding in the improvement of brain productivity.
Back in the old days in Jamaica my grandparent would harvest the Cocoa, put the bean to dry on the outside barbeque them parched the Cocoa bean over fire and we as kids would beat the parched cocoa bean into a powder paste using a Mortar & Pestle, my Grandmother would them use her hands to roll this paste in a oval shape Chocolate balls, them she would store her Chocolate in a jar, this Chocolate balls is then grated and use with coconut milk and other spices to make a very delicious cut of Chocolate tea, a favorite for us as children and still today my Mother keep the tradition going so I now carry on this old Jamaican tradition.
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The plant is also used in cosmetics to reduce wrinkles, treat skin discoloration and smooth the skin. Note that it can overly dry the skin and if not used properly may lead to skin irritations. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid using the plant as Aloe Vera usage may lead to an abortion.
In Jamaica the Guava leaf is use by persons with high blood sugar and persons with Diabetes. One leaf is steam and drink as tea to lower blood sugar and to help in the treatment of Diabetes.
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