The University of the West Indies Warns of “Bush Tea” Danger

Repeating Islands

According to recent scientific studies at the University of the West Indies-Mona, in St. Andrew, Jamaica, natural herbal remedies, or “bush teas” widely consumed in Jamaica and other Caribbean nations have been found to be potentially harmful. Among the bush teas identified by the studies as favorites across the Caribbean are cerassie, annatto, periwinkle, dandelion, vervine, guaco, cashew bark, coconut shell, aloe vera, and cannabis satira (marijuana).Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:

The studies said that although these “bushes” had possible beneficial ingredients, they also had potential toxins which could be harmful to individuals. It noted that use of bush remedies had greatly impacted the health of the region.

“The researchers found that across the region there is widespread use of bush teas for a variety of ills, inclusive of diabetes…The medical authorities believe that these bush teas when drunk result in a negative…

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