Annatto Spice, or simply Annatto as it is commonly known, is derived from the seeds of the Jamaican Annatto tree. The plant is also known as Achiote in parts of Central America and Mexico or Urucum in Brazil.
Medicinal and other uses
a. Coffee is a brain stimulant.
b. Its also used for narcotic poisoning, snake bites and to help ward a coma.
c. A tea of fresh un-roasted seeds can be taken for fever and jaundice.
Moringa is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae. The name is derived from the Tamil word murungai or the Malayalam word muringa, both of which refer to M. oleifera. It contains 13 species from tropical and subtropical climates that range in size from tiny herbs to massive trees.
Medicinal and other uses:
a.Thyme is soothing to the nerves and helps to cure insomnia.
b.Thyme tea is one of the best cough remedies.
c.It brings almost instant relief to whooping cough and is very effective for asthma, shortness of breath, lung problems and bronchitis.
d.Thyme is one of the best blood purifiers. It stimulates the flow of blood to the skin surface.
e.Thyme baths and hot compresses are an excellent remedy for pains, bringing relief for headaches, labour pains, arthritis pain, pulled muscles, sprains and stomach cramping.
Herbal tea can be made using the Black Wiss herb as the primary ingredient while adding other herbs such as ginger may be done in an effort to obtain a more favorable taste. Black Wiss is also used as an ingredient in the making of a local roots drinks and tonics.
Sarsaparilla, more formally known as Similaxornata or Similaxofficinale, is a plant that is popular in Jamaica as it is widely believed to contain health benefits. The thorny plant has long fibrous roots and was initially introduced to the island by the Spanish, who brought the plant from Central America to Jamaica as a remedy for syphilis.
Care should be taken when planning to consume Medina, especially when it is being used as a sexual stimulant. Men who overuse the herb run the risk of lowering their sperm count. The multiple ejaculations during the same session that using Medina may support is also something that may prove to be unhealthy as it puts an unwanted strain on the heart. Therefore, men should consult their doctor before they plan to start using the herb on a consistent basis. Women who are pregnant, diabetics and persons who struggle with hypertension should also refrain from using Medina.
Hyptis Pectinata known as Woman Piaba in Jamaica is prepare as a tea for stomach-ache, colds and headaches, as a drink for a woman in labour, and as an appetizer.
The herb is use in Jamaica for pain in the bowels and colic and as a drink for a woman in early menopause.
Note: We have no scientific evidence of the usages of this herb (Hyptis Pectinata), please consult your healthcare provider before buying and using this herb.
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