Medicinal Plants

Cecropia schreberiana
Boil together the heart of Cecropia schreberiana, bwa kannon, and three branches each of chadon benni (Eryngium foetidum) and gwen anbafey blan (Phyllanthus amarus) and drink for epwidan. Boil the leaves, strain with a fine cloth to remove hairs, and drink for flu. Bwa kannon is also used for animals to dispel the placenta after giving birth. Rafts and musical instruments are made from this bwa kannon. Caution: bwa kannon may harbor stinging ants.