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.
The leaves only of the life of life tree are crush and then put to dry in the sun.
One teaspoon of Dried Leaf of Life can brew approx 2 cups of tea.
The tea can be drunk daily to treat sinus and asthma problem.
The herbal tea derived from the plant is also used to combat coughs, colds and the flu. It is also used as a remedy for inflammation of the stomach and intestines, constipation and general stomach ailments.
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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