For generations, Jamaicans have harnessed the immense natural healing properties of the plants that grow wild in the woodlands and also in cottage gardens on the island. With the rise globally of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the consequent burden on healthcare systems, the incorporation of natural herbal remedies that offer health advantages and promote well-being are a welcome addition to the toolkit in the management, prevention and control of illnesses and ailments.
In Healing Herbs of Jamaica, bestselling author Ivelyn Harris draws on her years of knowledge and experience as a herbalist to share how herbs can enhance health. Comprehensive yet practical, Healing Herbs of Jamaica profiles over 50 plants; each detailed with a short description, an outline of the traditional uses as well as suggested easy-to-prepare remedies for various aliments as well as recipes for enjoyment.
Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the plants showcasing nature’s vitality and augmented with personal anecdotes, readers are taken on a journey down the garden path to growing, gathering and using herbs to nourish the body, encourage healing, strengthen immunity by boosting the intake of vitamins and minerals and supporting overall health and wellness.