There are two types of cassava, the bitter and the sweet. Both are widely used in Jamaica and are edible. Cassava leaves can be steamed and eaten as a vegetable.

Medicinal and other uses:
a.Freshly cut cassava can be applied to snakebites, boils and external ulcers to promote healing.
b.It can also be grated and applied as a poultice for eczema and abscesses.

c.The fresh leave applied to the head will relieve headaches.