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Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!

For diarrhea, three yellow leaves of Cordia martinicensis, 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.

Verna Slane 1987