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Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!

A tea of zèb a vè, Dysphania ambrosioides, is the most common vermifuge in St. Lucia.  Oil is sometimes added.  The leaves made into a poultice with other herbs are used to treat wounds and sores.  For combining it with other herbs in a syrup for asthma and cough.  It is thought to benefit the pancreas, and aid digestion and clean the womb after childbirth.

Verna Slane 1987