Herbal Medicinal Plants
Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!
cooling, Peperomia pellucida, first comes to mind in St. Lucia.
Although many make a tea of it, Mrs. Jn. Louis says you must pour on
cold water and drink as a tisane. She suggests you eat it raw
like watercress as her grandmother used to do. It is also used
for high inflammation and for a sore mouth. For jaundice a carrot
is grated and the water from the boiled herb is poured over the carrot
and magnesium added. This water is drunk until the yellow ``comes
Verna Slane 1987