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Traditional Jamaican Bush Teas
Oldie But Still Goodie!
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Aunt V having her favourite Jamaican Bush Teas
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.
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Anyway, I found it very insightful and figured that I would share some of these tea bushes (plants that are used to make teas) with you.
And so this page was born!
They are good for many and varied conditions, or just for a delicious hot cup!
And make so bones about it, many among us have testified that they really work!
Your's truly is a testimony to a few (but just a few) of them :-) By the way, some of them 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 or email me here to get it added.
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
- Bizzy, also known as Kola Nut (Added)
- 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
- Sarsaparilla (Added)
- Scorn the earth
- Soursop Leaves
- Search Mi Heart
- Spanish Needle
- Spirit Weed
- Thyme (Added)
- White Back
- Wild Barley
- Wild Thyme
Popular Jamaican Bush Teas - In Pictures
Here they are! The most popular Jamaican bush teas today - in pictures!
Jamaican bizzy (Kola Nut)
Jamaican dandelion plant
Jamaican dead and wake plant
Fever grass (Lemon Grass)
Jamaican Leaf Of Life
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.
For a list of the most popular bush teas in Jamaica, including their purpose, visit this page.
Note: To learn more about each of these plants, including medicinal benefits, please click here.
And by the way, we are thankful for the internet as now persons outside of Jamaica can order their their favourite Jamaican bush teas online!
Another of the popular portals is here at Amazon. Enjoy!
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