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/jakmadá/ [cf. DJE jack-in-the-bush /jákana bush/ E. odoratum] n. a shrub, Eupatorium viollosum, used medicinally: 1920 (Britton 438). 1978 Jackmada ... considered a sure cure for "sweetnewss of the blood" (Higgs 10). (Andros, Adelaide)

Tags: bush medicine, noun, plant, shrub

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Last update: 2011-11-01 02:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Traval Babbs:
I asked my grandmother who is 71 years old and from Mangrove Cay, Andros about the bush medicine Jackmada. She is familiar with this bush medicine. She said that it is good for people with “sugar” i.e. Diabetes. It supposes to help lower the blood sugar in the body. It’s a small tree with green velvety leaves. She said the leaves and stems of this small tree can be boiled in water and drank hot or cold. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for a long period of time. When boiled, it becomes a very bitter drink.
Added at: 2013-09-18 17:53