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