Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

by Wellesley

Leaf Of Life Plant

Leaf Of Life Plant

Leaf Of Life Plant
Jamaican Dandelion Plant
Jamaica Dead And Wake Plant
Old Man Beard 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?

  1. Avocado Leaves (Pear)
  2. Bamboo
  3. Bitter Bush
  4. Broom Weed
  5. Cerasee (Cerasie)
  6. Cow Tongue
  7. Dandelion
  8. Dead And Wake
  9. Donkey Weed
  10. Eucalyptus
  11. Fever Grass
  12. Ganja
  13. Good Foot
  14. Jackanna Bush (Jack In The Bush)
  15. John Charles
  16. Leaf Of Live (Leaf-O-Life)
  17. Love Bush
  18. Marigold
  19. Old Man's Beard
  20. Papaya Leaves
  21. Pepermint
  22. Poor Man's Friend
  23. Puss Blood
  24. Ram Goat Dash A Long
  25. Rat Ears
  26. Red Top
  27. Red Water Grass
  28. Rice Bitters
  29. Rosemary
  30. Scorn the earth
  31. Soursop Leaves
  32. Search Mi Heart
  33. Sousumba
  34. Spanish Needle
  35. Spirit Weed
  36. Vervain
  37. Vervine
  38. White Back
  39. Wild Barley
  40. Wild Thyme
  41. 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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Jun 12, 2016
by: Anonymous

The bushes here will work. It has been proven.

Nov 04, 2015
More tea
by: lata ramsay

Thyme tea very goodness

Feb 11, 2015
by: Jennifer

What about neem or neam? (not sure of the spelling). It is good for cancer

Feb 09, 2015
by: Valerie

You forgot Bissy.
Didn't like it at all.
Fever Grass was the only one I liked. Really never heard of many on the list.

Thanks for the education.

Feb 09, 2015
A Good Bush Tea to keep around.
by: John Blenkiron

Some ground up bissy is always good to keep on hand as a medicinal bush tea. As well as a good tonic to help with digestion it seems to work as a real good remedy for severe stomach upset from food poisoning. Many Jamaican food stores abroad carry it.

Jan 05, 2015
Jamaican Roots Herb
by: Anonymous

What about Sarsaparilla?

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