Showing posts from July, 2009

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

I love teas , this is the best way to get nutrients and relax at the same time here are a few I wish to share with you

Cerasse Tea

is believed to be a blood cleanser and sugar control agent for diabetes.

Black Mint Tea

Soothes the nerves and ease nausea
Pepper Mint Tea

Pepper Mint is an old stand by. Peppermint helps with digestion as well as feelings of light headiness.

Ginger Tea

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

Sour sop Leaf Tea

 However the leaves from the tree are used to make tea for such ailments as diabetes and nerves problems. it helps with sleeping problems

BissyTea (Kola Nut)

Bizzy is what all Jamaicans grow up and use to remove mild poisons from the body

Lemongrass/Fever grass- aids digestion, calms nervous disorders and in the treatment of high blood pressure

Cinnamon - an anti inflammatory helps with blood pressure, diabetes and lowers cholesterol
is known for its anti-inflammatory properties

Jamaican Beauty Blog: Mosquitoes

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