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Traditional Jamaican Bush Teas 
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jamaican bush teasAunt 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?

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

Popular Jamaican Bush Teas - In Pictures

Here they are! The most popular Jamaican bush teas today - in pictures!

jamaican bizzyJamaican bizzy (Kola Nut)

jamaican ceraseeJamaican cerasee

jamaican dandelion plantJamaican dandelion plant

Jamaican dead and wake plantJamaican dead and wake plant

Leaf Of LifeJamaican Leaf Of Life

jamaican peppermintJamaican peppermint

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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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