Medicinal Plants

Cajanus cajan
If you have been in a draught, "don’t feel yourself right,’’ use white pigeon peas, Cajanus cajan, with chadon benni (Eryngium foetidum), boil, put in salt and drink. To use pigeon peas as a laxative, take a handful of leaves, pound and extract the juice and add it to three oils: Barbados oil, castor oil, and cooking oil. Swizzle well and drink. To treat white blood cell disease, parch the peas and pulverize them. Use a tablespoon in two quarts of water as tisane. For bles, pound the leaves, squeeze out the liquid, add a little water, salt, and any oil to it and drink warm. Also used for bellyache.owers are reportedly used for abortion. One herbalist says it’s good when "blood goes up in somebody’s head and make them kind of crazy.’’ A drink is made of the fle makatata, bonmidjez and lard and the head is wrapped with ponm pwezon (Solanum capsicoides)