Jamaica Natural Medicinal Herbs and Plants

 

MEDICINAL PLANTS OF JAMAICA 

A Review of Medicinal Plant Research at the University of the WEST INDIES, JAMAICA, 1948-2001

Common Medicinal Plants of Portland, JAMAICA 

Old Time Jamaican Herbal Remedies

List of  Jamaican Herbs and their Medicinal Benefits

Cerasee (Momordica

charanta)a Jamaican herb used as blood cleanser

Bitter melon–or Cerassee, as it is known in Jamaica–is one of the most commonly used Jamaican folk medicines.
Brought to the island and cultivated by African slaves, it is used for diabetes, malaria, worms, colds and hypertension, and as as an overall health tonic.
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in April 2003 found that bitter melon extract improved insulin resistance and raised glucose (blood sugar) in rats.

Cerasee can be cultivated as a vegetable and cooked like other leafy vegetables.

Cerasee tea is used as a remedy for colitis, liver problems, fever and as a skin lotion.

The juice of the ripe fruit, which contains valuable enzymes and minerals, is taken for diabetes.

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