ALOE VERA / SABILA
FENNEL /ANIS / NANI
CHANDON BENI / SHADOW BENI / CULANTRO
The plant is used in traditional medicines for fevers and chills, vomiting, diarrhea, and in Jamaica for colds and convulsions in children (Honeychurch 1980). The leaves and roots are boiled and the water drunk for pneumonia, flu, diabetes, constipation, and malaria fever. The root can be eaten raw for scorpion stings and in India the root is reportedly used to alleviate stomach pains. The leaves themselves can be eaten in the form of a chutney as an appetite stimulant (Mahabir 1991).
Geranium, Scented "Attar of Roses" (Pelargonium capitatum)
BITTER TOBACO / TABAC ZOMBIE
STINGING NETTLE /ZOOTIE
SENSITIVE PLANT / LAZY MARY / MEZE MARI
Rosemary / Romero
Worm Bush /Zeb a ve / Simen Kontwa
Sweet Basil (Genovese)
Melissa/ Lemon balm/ Lemon Sage
GREAT PLANTAIN / LLANTÉN / WEEBLAAR
PANADOL / PARACETAMOL
PURPLE BASIL/ RED RUBIN
MORINGA (Moringa Oleifera)
Bastard Vervain / Vèvèn / Verbena
Dandelion / Diente de león
Lemon Grass / Citronela
*IMPORTANT NOTE*Keep this in mind when using dried herbs for tea for your body:
1 1/2 Teaspoons dried leaves (Use 2 Teaspoons, tightly packed if using fresh leaves)
8 liquid ounces of water
1 Teaspoon of honey if you like sweet tea, i say no sugar for most (but i still add some, more or less, to taste).
My favorite way to make a good cup of bush tea:
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. When water has boiled, remove from heat. Add bush leaves and allow to steep for five minutes. You could allow it to steep longer, but remember that the longer it steeps, the more of a bitter taste it will have if its Oregano, Dandelion, Vervain or indian tobacco for example.
Strain the infused water into a mug. Add honey if desired and stir well.
If making more than 8 liquid ounces, increase the amount of bush / herb accordingly.
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