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.
The Jamaica Black mint is very strong and very minty in flavor, the mint makes a delicious cup of tea, just a small amount of the dried mint is steam for a minute or two with boiling water, sugar is added for taste..
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.
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