Herbal Medicinal Plants
Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!
a treatment for venereal disease one inch each of Guaiacum officinale
bark and mayoc chapel bark (Entada polystachya) are grated and covered
with two quarts of cold water. Dosage is one cup three times a
day. In addition, an inch of gayak bark is boiled in a cup of
water and a teaspoon taken four times a day. Potassium nitrate in
coconut water or with glauber salt and potassium of iodine in Porter,
completes this treatment. Gayak, preferably the bark, may be used
with great caution with Lipton tea and a young pineapple (Ananas
comosus) for abortion. Gayak is also used for rheumatism and
fever. Resins in the wood and fruit of gayak can cause poisoning
if ingested in quantity.
Verna Slane 1987