Medicinal Plants

Citharexylum spinosum
Citharexylum spinosum treats asthma. Five or six leaves are pounded and the juice extracted and mixed with a spoon of Barbados oil. On one occasion, a woman who was carrying a dead fetus reported that a person appeared in a dream and showed her the bwa koklet. She said she boiled the leaves and after the second dose delivered the fetus. For a bad chest cold with phlegm, juvenile leaves are pounded in a little water to extract the juice and a teaspoon each of olive oil and castor oil or coconut oil added, swizzled well, and given to drink. For rheumatism, remove the thick bark of the tree, dry it, and put it in a pint of wine. Drink a small wine glass full every morning. This is to purify the blood.