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Treasure Beach


Driving through St. Elizabeth

Don't mind me , just an amateur filmmaker driving through the countryside with a friend, Ignore my leg lol

Herbs for Natural Pain Management

Pain is indicative to inflammation or injury. Herbs that I will share in this post are some that one may use as an alternative to ibuprofen. So I am talking about a headache or muscle ache etc. Anyone suffering from major pain should consult their doctor. 

I look for alternatives because over the counter tablets may cause long term damage to the liver, and intestines. So I am sharing herbs that I have used for minor headaches, cramps or joint pain. I am not suggesting that you should avoid your doctors orders.

Turmeric is my all time favorite from joint pain to headaches this herb has worked for me especially in the form of a tea.

Capsaicin or peppers. I had a headache so bad once with no aspirin in sight, I ate a piece of a scotch bonnet pepper and my headache subsided .

Ginger is also very good for pain . When combined with turmeric its a very powerful pain reliever especially for those suffering from arthritis.

These herbs can work but will work even better with a good diet .

Argan Oil

I am so excited that people are finally discovering. I suggested argan oil to a few people over the years and they have seen results in hair restoration.
Argan oil is a plant oil from the kernels of the argan tree. The tree is endemic to Morocco.
Argan oil contains fatty acids ,oleic,omega 3 fatty acids, linoleic acids, caffeic acid and more.

Use it on your face as a mosturizer to fight wrinkles and blemishes. But also use in your hair to promote new hair growth.

Luckily a few health food stores in Kingston sell this luscious oil. Give it a try and tell me what you think.


CBD is one of  the many compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the cannabis plant.

Marijuana is made of both CBD and THC( tetrahydrocannabinol ). THC is what gives the user the high . CBD is not psychoactive . CBD oil can relieve pain,reduce anxiety and depression . CBD may also be able to treat insomnia and PTSD.

CBD apparently has similar effects to anti depressants .  CBD is being studied for its affect on cancer related symptoms ( nausea, pain etc).  It also may help to lower blood pressure . 

As with anything please consult your doctor, CBD can react with other medication.
This brand as well as a few others can be found in pharmacies across the island. 

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Cascara Sagrada

Cascara Sagrada is sold in most pharmacies in Jamaica.  The name means sacred bark in Spanish. This herb is primarily used as a laxative for those suffering from constipation. The elements in the herb induces peristalsis (contraction of the large intestines thereby producing a bowel movement.
Cascara is a very strong herb when used in tea form. When preparing the tea I suggest adding a piece of ginger. The ginger may ease the griping that may occur. It works well when taken before bedtime. If you are not used to it drink a few teaspoons at first.

Cascara Sagrada may help to tone and help with the flow of secretions from pancreas, liver and stomach.

Always start with a low dose and avoid indulging in it too often. A diet loaded with fiber can counter constipation. But if there is an issue drink a little Cascara Sagrada tea.

Make sure to stay hydrated.
Please consult your physician before using.