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June 2, 2021

Herbal Concoction

Do you drink herbal tea?
Cinnamon leaf, Lemongrass and Blue Vervain steeped with water and boiled in a coal pot for 25mins. Consume a small cup of the concoction up to 3 times a day, which I did for 5 days. 
A healthy herbal tea high in antioxidants, inflammatory, antiseptic, anesthetic properties, nutrients. Great for weight loss, flu symptoms, relieve upset stomach (digestive probs). But they also have their own individual benefits.

Hard to explain the taste, but it was enjoyable. The refreshing aroma set my taste buds alive.


• Rich in phytonutrients.
• Lowers inflammation and may improve heart health.
• May help reduce blood sugar
• Flavouring agent for baked goods


Lemongrass, also called citronella or fevergrass in Jamaica, is a tall, stalky plant that can grow wild, easy to grow. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor.
• antimicrobial properties – oral infections, cavities
• promote healthy digestion
• regulate cholesterol
• insect repellant


This herbal tea is supposed to be useful for boosting liver health, for relief from arthritis symptoms, for reducing fever, and various ailments.
• Keeps Nervous System Healthy
• Eases Menstruation
• Detoxifies the Body
• Anti-parasitic Activity
• Oral Health
• Treats Respiratory Disorders
• Relieves Pain
• Natural Mood Enhancer
• Good for Kidney Stones
• Early stages of fever

Other varieties
Verbena Jamaicensis (Jamaica Vervain): It grows in Jamaica, Barbados, and other Caribbean islands, bearing violet flowers. The juice is used in dropsy and for children as an anthelmintic and cooling cathartic.

(NB: before taking any concoction, please consult a herbalist – to be aware of any side effects).

Do you have a favourite herbal concoction?

bless Sister E (Naa Dzamah)


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