Herbal Medicinal Plants
Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!
gastritis Mentha nemorosa is boiled with Ocimum
campechianum and a little lesane lanmant added before
drinking. Also ti bonm blan (Croton bixoides) and go diten
(Coleus amboinicus) are boiled with lanment fanm for the same
problem. For a common cold lanment fanm is boiled with chapantyé
(Justicia pectoralis), djapanna (Eupatorium triplinerve), and an inch
of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum). This tea is sweetened with honey
and drunk three times a day. For part of this treatment coconut
oil (Cocos nucifera) is mixed with menthol crystals to rub on the head
and chest morning and night. For problems with menstrual flow a
decoction is made of mint. St. John’s bush (Justicia secunda) and
planten (Plantago major), three leaves of each, and cinnamon.
One-half cup is drunk morning and night. Lanmant tea is also
drunk for gas.