Medicinal Plants

Ruellia tuberosa
For post-delivery problems a tisane is made of ti patat root, a piece of sour orange (Citrus aurantium), a branch of bonné kawé (Cardiospermum microcarpum), and the bark of mouben (Spondias mombin) and given to the person to drink for nine days. ti patat root is also used to treat high inflammation of the bladder. The root is washed, crushed, and boiling water poured over it. It is taken for nine days. To treat gonorrhea take about four of the tubers of ti patat, crush them in water and give to drink or crush in water the tuber with kod-a-vyelon (Desmodium incanum), pistach mawon (Desmodium barbatum), mayok chapel (Entada polystachya), lyenn chasen (Pinzona coriacea) and a small immature soursop (Annona muricata) and drink as a tisane. For treating early stages of cancer see flewi nwel (Eupatorium odoratum).