Jamaican Herbal Remedies


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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