Herbal Medicinal Plants
Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!
of Jatropha curcas are pounded, olive oil or lard added and used as a
poultice to heal sores. For fever three leaves cut in three
pieces are boiled with a small siton (Citrus aurantifolia) poked full
of holes and one soursop leaf (Annona muricata) cut in three
pieces. The seeds are pounded and mixed with linseed or castor
oil to treat sick animals. If the medsinnyé benni is used as a
purge caution should be exercised. No more than one drop mixed
with another oil should be used. Death could occur. For
carbuncles, the leaves are boiled or crushed and applied. The
seeds are roasted or parched and eaten like nuts to destroy all worms
in the body, but makes you feel weak. The oil contains the
phytotoxin curcin which nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Verna Slane 1987