Medicinal Plants

Varronia martinicensis
For diarrhea, three yellow leaves of maho nwè, three leaves of guava (Psidium guajava) and three leaves of blackberries (Myrcia citrifolia) are made into a tea and drunk with a little sugar. For bles a tea is made of three leaves of maho new, three leaves of the large kalbas (Crescentia cujete), three inches of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and a branch of fonbwazen (Ocimum micranthum.) Or use chapantye (Justicia pectoralis) instead of kalbas and sweet basil. As a shampoo and tonic for dandruff boil a handful of the leaves with a handful of nettle (Laportea aestuans) and add a little rosemary or green tea if desired. /