The LMH Official Dictionary of Jamaican Herbs Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

The LMH Official Dictionary of Jamaican Herbs   Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
Author: L. Mike Henry,Kevin S. Harris
Publsiher: LMH Publishers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2002
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: CORNELL:31924094661448

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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.

Popular Medicinal Plants in Portland and Kingston Jamaica

Popular Medicinal Plants in Portland and Kingston  Jamaica
Author: Ina Vandebroek,David Picking
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2020-12-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030489274

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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.

Healing Herbs of Jamaica

Healing Herbs of Jamaica
Author: Ivelyn Harris
Publsiher: Healing Herbs of Jamaica
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011-01-20
Genre: Herbal teas
ISBN: 9780983172208

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"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.

LMH Official Dictionary of Caribbean Herbs and Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

LMH Official Dictionary of   Caribbean Herbs and Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
Author: L. Mike Henry,Kevin S. Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2003-07-01
Genre: Herbs
ISBN: 9768184329

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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.

Jamaican Folk Medicine

Jamaican Folk Medicine
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson,Mervyn C. Alleyne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 9766401233

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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.

Herbal Plants of Jamaica

Herbal Plants of Jamaica
Author: Monica F. Warner
Publsiher: MacMillan Caribbean
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007
Genre: Botany, Medical
ISBN: 1405065664

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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.

Common Medicinal Plants of Portland Jamaica

Common Medicinal Plants of Portland  Jamaica
Author: Michael B. Thomas,Summer Austin,Lloyd Harris
Publsiher: Centre for International Ethnomedicinal
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2010-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0972959408

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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.

JA Herbs

JA Herbs
Author: Kukuwa Abba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016-08-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1786450755

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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!