Bitter Melon

I love fresh fruit and I love to discover things that many of us may not be familiar with. Bitter Melon , is a fruit which grows fromt he vine. We use the tea as a blood cleansee and we call it cerasee . This fruit is used all over Asia , they cook it in stirfrys and other ways . Did you know that this plant is also used to lower blood sugar as well as other ailments >look it up sometimes the most “ugly ” fruit is the most beneficial . FYI in the states bitter melon is sold in a tablet form in health food stores and they call it Karella. But try the fruit and see what it can do for you .


Jamaican Bush Teas pt I

Cerasse Tea

Cerasse (momordica charantia), , is believed to be a blood cleanser and sugar control agent for diabetes.

And it is widely accepted that a fair consumption of this bitters on a weekly basis will prevent colds, flu, headaches, jaundice, and bellyache…and that’s just for some ailments that this Jamaican bush tea is good for.

Black Mint Tea

The first one that comes to mind is, Mint. We have Black Mint and Pepper Mint as our two favorites. “Mint teas” are used primarily for breakfast, and at times it is given to young children at bedtime. However Black Mint seems to be the more dominant breakfast favorite. But Pepper Mint is the true all-rounder. It is accepted like that because it’s the first piece of bush we boil or steep whenever we have minor ailments like, nausea, headache, vomiting, or any general “bad feelings.”

Pepper Mint Tea

Pepper Mint is also easily grown and cared for; you don’t need any fertilizer or special handling when it comes to growing Pepper Mint. Use peppermint to treat nausea and gas

Fever Grass Tea

Another one of my all time favorite herb is Fever Grass, or Lemon Grass as it’s known in some places. As the name implies, we drink it for a speedy recovery when we have a fever.

Ginger Tea

Ginger aids in digestion and nausea but do you know that ginger and tumeric can help with body aches or arthritis

Soursop Leaf Tea

The soursop fruit, also known as Guanabana in the Spanish-speaking islands, has many uses as in making juice, and ice cream. However the leaves from the tree are used to make tea for such ailments as diabetes and nerves problems. it helps with sleeping problems

Bizzy Tea (Kola Nut)

And last to mention but not least is the one and only Kola Nut, also known as Bizzy Nut, or Bizzy. This nut is grated, boiled and then sweetened with sugar or honey. The ailments Bizzy is said to relieve are, menstrual cramps, headache, gout, rheumatism, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. bizzy is what all Jamaicans grow up and use to remove mild poisons from the body

remember when the body is balanced it will show

Vitamin K and beauty

Greatest skin benefits: Repairs dark, under-eye circles. night’s sleep is always recommended, topical Vitamin-K is a good additional defense against discoloration under the eyes. Often used as a treatment for spider veins, topical Vitamin K enters through the pores all the way to the damaged capillary or artery and helps to clot the blood, thus stopping any seepage (often the cause of dark circles) and allowing the tissue to heal itself. Other than supplements you can get Vitamin K from Cauliflower
Brussels sprouts
String beans