About The Video:
Jamaican Herbalist Kukuwa Abba discusses the healing abilities and economic potential of the wild herbs and plants of Jamaica. Follow Kukuwa as she demonstrates the environmental necessity of preserving the wild growing herbs of spectacular Portland, Jamaica. HD 6:30 min
Produced by Reggae in the Ruff : Nonsuch, Portland, JA. | Contact. firstname.lastname@example.org Kukuwa Abba : www.jaherbs.com
From The Book: Healing Herbs of Jamaica
I steered my little Nissan rental car higher… deeper into Jamaica’s John Crow Mountains. S-curves and Buy Healing Herbs switchbacks emerged suddenly out of the sheets of blinding rain.
As the storm finally began to clear, I spotted a cluster of tin-roofed houses and tiny shops. I had reached my destination: the home of Jamaica’s last-living Maroon healer, Ivelyn Harris.
For centuries, the Maroons have been among the world’s most skilled herbalists. With just the plants growing in their mountain home, their healers may have already conquered problems that still challenge modern medicine. For example, I’d heard stories that…
They use a single flowering weed to lower blood sugar, clear up stubborn rashes, ease an upset stomach and even relieve the pain of arthritis.
They grow a kind of grass in their gardens that clears up almost any fever. Tea made from this grass is even said to protect against yellow fever.
They discovered a beautiful yellow wildflower that lowers high blood pressure… and raises blood pressure that’s too low.
I felt tremendous anticipation as I shook hands with this woman. She was the last repository of this ancient knowledge… and I hoped she’d have the time and energy to share it with me.
But Ivey caught me off guard. She told me she wanted to write a book. A book of herbal knowledge that everyone could use and benefit from.
My mind started racing. I’ve heard the Maroons have herbal remedies for headaches and backaches… menstrual and prostate problems… impotence… fevers… high blood pressure&heelip; colitis… even heart trouble. Practically every complaint you can name.
Ivey Harris was suddenly – unexpectedly – offering to put the world’s most powerful herbal remedies into your hands…
Unique Healing Knowledge from a Disappearing Culture
Hi. I am Dr. Al Sears. I run a busy medical practice and research center in South Florida. My interest in natural medicine also led me to create a foundation that seeks out traditional healing methods.
It was my foundation work that brought me to Jamaica – just as it’s taken me to the home of Ayurvedic medicine in India, the Amazon rainforest in Peru, the Pantanal of Brazil and other strongholds of natural healing.
But I’d never seen anything like this.
Ivey traces her family line directly back to Prince NaQuan, the first leader of the Maroon people. His daughter, Princess Nanny, was a legendary natural healer and is Jamaica’s only national heroine.
For 500 years, their people – originally escaped slaves – have lived free high in Jamaica’s mountains. And for all those years, they’ve lived off the land.
Maroon healers combined the herbal knowledge of their African ancestors with the healing arts of Jamaica’s native Carib Indians – and added in their own experience. The result is a unique healing tradition that’s kept the Maroon people remarkably healthy for centuries.
But the modern world is breaking down Maroon culture. Traditions are being pushed aside by the lure of money and city life. One of those traditions is the village healer. Ivey is now the last of her kind.
The Maroons’ healing secrets balance at the brink of extinction. And it would be a terrible loss, because as I discovered, these remedies are real.