Herbal Medicinal Plants
Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!
spinosum treats asthma. Five or six leaves are pounded and the juice
extracted and mixed with a spoon of Barbados oil. On one
occasion, a woman who was carrying a dead fetus reported that a person
appeared in a dream and showed her the bwa koklet. She said she
boiled the leaves and after the second dose delivered the fetus.
For a bad chest cold with phlegm, juvenile leaves are pounded in a
little water to extract the juice and a teaspoon each of olive oil and
castor oil or coconut oil added, swizzled well, and given to
drink. For rheumatism, remove the thick bark of the tree, dry it,
and put it in a pint of wine. Drink a small wine glass full every
morning. This is to purify the blood.
Verna Slane 1987