Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jack in the Bush

Jack in the Bush also called Christmas Bush, Bitter Bush or hemp agrimony is a common herb in Jamaica. This herb when boiled as a tea is excellent for colds and flu. Its cathartic, diuretic and anti-scorbutic (cure scurvy )properties, and consider it a good remedy for purifying the blood, combination with other herbs. A  tincture is prepared, given in frequent small doses with water, for influenza, or for a similar feverish chill, and a tea made with boiling water poured on the dry leaves will give relief if taken hot at the onset of the flu .