Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie
Leaf Of Life Plant
Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local radio stations.
They were talking (and reminiscing) about the good 'ole Jamaica bush teas we had back then.
Anyway, I found it very insightful and figure that I would share some of these tea bushes (plants that are used to make teas) with you.
They are good for many and varied conditions, or just for a delicious hot cup!
And make so bones about it, they really worked!
Your's truly is a testimony to a few (but just a few) of them :-)
By the way, some of some are now commercialized, I've seen them in supermarkets!
I'll list some of the most popular ones now (alphabetized), but please, feel free to add your own, using the comments link below.
You'll notice some interesting names, please don't ask me to explain where those names came from :-), lol!
Here they are (below)... are you familiar with any of them?
- Avocado Leaves (Pear)
- Bitter Bush
- Broom Weed
- Cerasee (Cerasie)
- Cow Tongue
- Dead And Wake
- Donkey Weed
- Fever Grass
- Good Foot
- Jackanna Bush (Jack In The Bush)
- John Charles
- Leaf Of Live (Leaf-O-Life)
- Love Bush
- Old Man's Beard
- Papaya Leaves
- Poor Man's Friend
- Puss Blood
- Ram Goat Dash A Long
- Rat Ears
- Red Top
- Red Water Grass
- Rice Bitters
- Scorn the earth
- Soursop Leaves
- Search Mi Heart
- Spanish Needle
- Spirit Weed
- White Back
- Wild Barley
- Wild Thyme
- Did I miss any? Please Add it Here
And, please note that we have a lot more plants for general medicinal uses, these are just the ones that we use as teas for general (or medicinal) purposes.
If you are proud of your heritage, please share this page with a friend.
Tell them that these are the plants responsible for you (or your parent's) long age! lol.
Note: To learn more about each of these plants, including medicinal benefits, please click here
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