Jamaican Herbs And Medicinal Plants And Their Uses
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This volume provides a well illustrated, easily read, and no-nonsense guide to Jamaican wild herbs and their several medicinal and related uses. The widespread cultural practice of using a multitude of healing, culinary, and cosmetic herbs is distilled to a core of about 70 species.
Popular Medicinal Plants in Portland and Kingston, Jamaica by Ina Vandebroek,David Picking Pdf
This book highlights the results from over a year of ethnobotanical research in a rural and an urban community in Jamaica, where we interviewed more than 100 people who use medicinal plants for healthcare. The goal of this research was to better understand patterns of medicinal plant knowledge, and to find out which plants are used in consensus by local people for a variety of illnesses. For this book, we selected 25 popular medicinal plant species mentioned during fieldwork. Through individual interviews, we were able to rank plants according to their frequency of mention, and categorized the medicinal uses for each species as “major” (mentioned by more than 20% of people in a community) or “minor” (mentioned by more than 5%, but less than 20% of people). Botanical identification of plant specimens collected in the wild allowed for cross-linking of common and scientific plant names. To supplement field research, we undertook a comprehensive search and review of the ethnobotanical and biomedical literature. Our book summarizes all this information in detail under specific sub-headings.
The LMH Official Dictionary of Jamaican Herbs & Medicinal Plants and Their Uses by L. Mike Henry,Kevin S. Harris Pdf
The Caribbean is host to one of the most diverse areas of the whole world - both culturally and ecologically. This book takes a look at some of the herbs and medicinal plants found in the Caribbean, a place awash with ancient herbal remedies for a number of common ailments. With advice on how to use them wisely, moderately and regularly, it also explores some of the myths and legends associated with these herbs and plants.
"Imagine if you could just drink a delicious cup of tea and banish your worst headaches. Or step into a sweetly scented bath and wash away skin eruptions and rashes. What if you could get rid of that nagging back pain once and for all--in just a matter of days? If this all sounds too good to be true, it's because it is ... for most people. Over the last 500 years, these amazing health benefits--and many others besides--have been a fact of life for Jamaica's Maroons. Hidden away for centuries--nearly forgotten--the Maroons are among the world's most skilled herbalists. But 'civilization' has finally reached their high mountain valleys ... and their culture and knowledge is disappearing. Now, Ivelyn Harris, the last living Maroon healer, has broken her silence. Afraid that her ancestors' healing knowledge may die with her, Ivey has decided to share her secrets. Secrets that made heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other devastating illnesses almost unknown among the Maroons. Remedies for everything from headaches to hemorrhoids to heart problems."--Publisher's description.
King of the forest, carry mi seed, donkey peepee, stinking toe, ganja, leaf of life. These are the names of some of the 40 herbs documented in JA Herbs, all with proven medicinal and other uses. JA Herbs provides a fascinating insight into a small fraction of the hundreds of plant varieties that grow in Jamaica. Jamaica, an island more associated with tourism and music, has always had a strong tradition of herbal healing, and with increasing interest internationally in ethnobotany and complementary medicine, it is vital that there is research and development of the plant wealth of the island. There is every chance that you have consumed - or otherwise used a product - that has an extract of the annatto plant, which is one of the main sources of natural colourants in the food and cosmetic industries. Can you believe that a by-product of the shamy darling plant is being developed for use in solar technology? Welcome to the wonderful world of JA Herbs!
Author : Michael B. Thomas,Summer Austin,Lloyd Harris Publisher : Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Page : 114 pages File Size : 45,6 Mb Release : 2010-03-01 Category : Health & Fitness ISBN : 0972959408
Common Medicinal Plants of Portland, Jamaica by Michael B. Thomas,Summer Austin,Lloyd Harris Pdf
Jamaica has a high degree of biological and cultural diversity. Roughly, 3000 species of plants grow on the island, with 25 percent of them being found nowhere else on Earth. The Maroons of Jamaica represent one of the most important cultural groups. The history of the Maroons of Jamaica has African roots and begins in the year 1690, when a small number of slaves that had been brought from the Komoranti nation in Africa (the Akan region of West Africa or present day Ghana) fled from the hardships of plantation life and migrated to the mountains. Here they found freedom and a new autonomous way of life. Having established themselves in small communities, these forest freemen and women became known simply as Maroons, a title taken from the Spanish word cimaron, meaning wild or unruly.Today, two distinct Maroon groups persist in Jamaica, namely the Winward (eastern) and Leeward Maroons (western). Although, they have survived more than three centuries of colonization, today they continue to face new challenges - that of cultural erosion and integration into Jamaican society. Despite rapid change, a result of the exposure to non-Maroon society, Maroon communities have maintained many aspects of their traditional practices especially the use of local and introduced plants as medicines. Although, there has been no comprehensive study of Maroon ethnobotany, it is widely recognized that they possess a well developed traditional knowledge of the uses of Jamaica?s flora. This study presents some of this knowledge, and includes the common medicinal plants utilized by the Winward Maroons of Portland. This publication represents only a small fraction of the plants the Maroons use. It is hoped that this research can serve as an initial baseline for further documentation and Maroon cultural preservation.
Jamaican Folk Medicine by Arvilla Payne-Jackson,Mervyn C. Alleyne Pdf
This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaica. Payne-Jackson and Alleyne analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, which included extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing and health-preserving practices which rely on Jamaica's rich biodiversity in medicinal and nutritional flora. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensively study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbs in African-Jamaican religions. The work has an appendix and a glossary as well as a detailed bibliography.
Jamaican Animal-Named Herbs and Roots by Indiana Robinson,Michael Forrest Pdf
If you are tired of going to the doctors, filling umpteen prescriptions, and taking hundreds of pills over the course of a lifetime with little to no results because you are still being plagued by the same illness, this book might be for you. It features over 70 different plants and herbs with medicinal and healing value. As you will see readers, we concluded the book with not only the herbs/roots that we believe is best suited for our needs by naming plants named for animals as well use of Jamaican herbs and roots, but we also demonstrated the plants' applicability in real life. For safety purposes, we have to issue this caution that you must visit with your medical team to discuss if this is the right approach for you before embarking on a course of these natural herbs and roots mostly in tea form. Good luck readers.
"Bush teas" and other herbal remedies have always been used by Jamaicans for treating illnesses of various sorts. However, although many of these medicinal herbs contain beneficial bioactive ingredients, not all of them are safe! Some are toxic, while others, if taken inappropriately, can harm the body's organs and even mask the symptoms of more serious conditions. This book proposes developing a systematic approach to testing the herbs and other home remedies used by Jamaicans, so that their bioactive ingredients can be identified and dosages and frequency of use standardized. A comprehensive appendix lists plants used in Jamaica's ethnomedicine and summarizes what is known about their activity and toxic effects. Contains over 100 photographs or drawings of plants used by Jamaicans as remedies.
Okra, plantains, sweet potatoes and mangoes: these and the other essential ingredients of Jamaican cooking are now widely available, bringing the island's delicious cooking within anyone's reach. Covering all aspects of Jamaican cuisine from soups to preserves, fish to ices, Classic Jamaican Cooking also presents a range of traditional herbal remedies and drinks. With recipes as varied as plantain tart and shrimp soup, salt fish patties and coconut ice-cream, this book dispels forever the myth that Jamaican cookery begins with curried goat and ends with rice and peas. Needing only occasional modification for the modern reader ('Take seven gallons of rum, three gallons of seville orange-juice ...'), Caroline Sullivan brings alive the wealth and variety of the island's food. With its blending of African and European influences, Jamaican cooking rests on a foundation of tropical fruits and vegetables, and the author draws out the full range of their flavours in one of the New World's tastiest cuisines.
Natural Cures and Medicinal Herbs Revealed by Gertrude Swanson Pdf
Feeling run down? Cranky? Irritable? Tired all the time? No matter what the cause, this book has the perfect remedy for you! The herbs that are featured in this book have been used by traditional healers for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments, from chronic pain to skin conditions and more. Still worried about the safety of taking herbal remedies? Don't be! herbal cures book has got your covered. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about using herbs as a natural health solution. From headaches to arthritis, this book has it all. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy today and start benefiting from the amazing powers of herbal remedies! Related keywords: book of herbs and remedies growing herbs indoors kit healing herbs ebt healing herbs flower essences herbs and crystals for candles herbs and crystals guide herbs and crystals kit herbs and spices book susan hollister herbs and spices bulk herbs and spices storage herbs and things jeanne rose herbs for health and healing kathi herbs for health and healing pills herbs for kids allergy herbs for kids throat herbs high in potassium herbs in pregnancy herbs jennie harding herbs lesley bremness herbs rd home handbooks herbs the magic healers witchcraft herbs and crystals herbs of commerce book of herbs and their uses growing at risk medicinal herbs herbs and spices chart the complete book of herbs lesley bremness growing herbs and their use herbs for common ailments by rosemary gladstar growing herbs for cooking growing herbs indoors book growing medicinal herbs healing herbs essential oils healing herbs of jamaica healing herbs of the island herbs and crystals book herbs and spices book for cooking herbs for childrens health herbs for long lasting health herbs for pets book herbs gardening herbs spices seasoning books herbs to relieve arthritis herbs wicca herbst herbs for health and healing bottles books on herbs and their uses herbs and their uses poster herbs de provence herbs de provence candle herbs de provence container herbs for health and healing dried herbs for kids ear oil herbs for kids ear support herbs kitchen art herbs necklace herbs partners in life by adele dawson herbs to the rescue by kurt king planting the future saving our medicinal herbs seeds herbs and spices herbs for beginners witchcraft growing herbs for dummies herbs quick study guides herbs coloring book herbs of the bible herbs sourcebook herbs that heal the complete herbs sourcebook herbs and spices sign herbs yellow stone dried herbs for health and healing growing herbs indoors healing herbs plants herbs for health and healing bulk herbs and crystals diy herbs and herb lore of colonial america medicinal herbs for immune defense books on growing herbs herbs for childrens health book healing herbs encyclopedia chinese herbs growing herbs in water healing herbs poster herbs and crystals herbs and crystals for witchcraft herbs and remedies for common herbs and spices cookbook herbs and their uses herbs for health and healing dried kit herbs for kids herbs for stress and anxiety book herbs zone 5 medicinal herbs a beginner's guide medicinal herbs seeds stalking the healthful herbs herbs for health and healing kit herbs in the bible healing herbs of the upper rio grande herbs and spices art herbs and spices for health and healing herbs book with pictures herbs for health and healing book herbs in pots book cooking with herbs and spices cookbook herbs and remedies herbs for common ailments herbs for natural beauty herbs and spices book herbs under 5 dollars the gift of healing herbs growing herbs in florida book herbs variety pack seeds medicinal herbs by rosemary gladstar herbs and spices books on herbs and healing herbs encyclopedia herbs for pets herbs in pots herbs and remedies book spices and herbs fertilizer for herbs in pots herbs and crystals box herbs and crystals for witchcraft book herbs for kids echinacea medicinal herbs book rosemary gladstar growing herbs growing herbs for beginners herbs and healing herbs for beginners growing herbs book herbs and healing books herbs book herbs for health and healing herbs guide herbs medicine book medicinal herbs book medicinal plants and herbs book medicinal herbs healing herbs herbs Keyword herbs de provence bulk herbs de provence crock herbs de provence seasoning mccormick herbs de provence seasoning spice lab herbs de provence seasoning trader joes herbs de provence seasoning williams sonoma herbs de provence seasoning with fennel herbs for kids echinacea eyebright herbs for kids gum-omile oil alcohol-free herbs for kids valerian super calm herbs for kids valerian super calm 2 ounce simply organic herbs de provence willow garlic ear oil herbs for kids