Foods from the plant kingdom have many other things in them besides vitamins and minerals. These other nutrients are called phytochemicals or phytonutrients.
Plantain has long been considered by herbalists to be a useful remedy for cough, wounds, inflamed skin or dermatitis, and insect bites. Bruised or crushed leaves have been applied topically to treat insect bites and stings, eczema, and small wounds or cuts
Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat haemorrhoids, wounds, painful tumours, insect bites, skin ulcers, Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Varicose Veins.
You may help cut down on your salt (sodium) intake by using a salt substitute. To make your own salt substitute, mix the following ingredients together and put them in a shaker:
Jamaican hot chocolate is made with chocolate ball, coconut milk and cinnamon. It has a pleasant aroma.
The process of The process in making Jamaican chocolate balls begins when dried cocoa beans are roasted. After roasted, the outer trash is removed. The roasted kernels are put into a mortar along with ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg and pounded with a pestle.
Scrub the wok in hot sudsy water to remove the protective oil applied when manufactured. Rinse well and dry thoroughly. Season the cleaned wok by heating and rubbing a small amount of peanut oil on the inside surface with a paper towel.
For treatment of sore throats, inflammation in the mouth, or gingivitis 3 grams of the chopped leaf can be added to 150 ml of boiling water and strained after 10 minutes. This is then used as a mouthwash or gargle several times daily.