Jamaican roots drink and tonics have long been a part of our traditional
'grass root' culture. 'Roots' as they are called, are said to solve many
medical problems- and may even cure them!
Generally though, when 'roots' is spoken of, it tends to be more aligned to the enhancement of sexual performance.
now and then when I pass a shelf with these products in the
supermarket, I tend to smile- and even make a giggle- they come with
some very exotic and appealing names, and pictures!
The names of the different products uniquely describe their uses.
'Higher Level', is a roots that is said to give stamina and increase
sperm count. 'Front End Lifter', is a natural 'vitalizer' and 'Tear Dun
Fence', is quite self-explanatory.
of the roots (ingredients) that are said to go into making these tonics carry a range
of striking names including (some below):
hug mi tight,
search mi heart,
jacky mi saddle,
pimento bark and
Popular Jamaican roots drink brands includes:
Zion Organic Roots
Pump It Up
Mr. Vigorous Roots Tonic
Allman Strength &
The Priestly Order Roots Wine
Many Jamaicans swear by their roots tonic and while some medical doctors
acknowledge the benefits of some of these roots, others caution against
the wanton use of roots that have not been researched for their effect
on human bodies.
However, with science now coming
to terms with traditional beliefs of the healing abilities of roots and
herbs, a new global market known as nutriceutical market is steadily
So what is your favourite Jamaican roots? Share with us via the comment link below.
How To Purchase Jamaican Roots Drinks Online
Of course, if you are not in Jamaica then the next best option is to try and purchase Jamaican tonic and drinks online.
Unfortunately the options are not many but I noticed that Amazon currently stocks them.
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