Jatropha tanjorensis, also known as ‘hospital too far’ is a plant from the Euphorbiaceae family. It is usually grown in rainfall forest zones in parts of West Africa. Jatropha (hospital too far) is known for its medicinal purposes. The plant is very similar to Tree Spinach, and is called ‘Efo Iyana-Ipaja’ in Yorubas and ‘Ugu Oyibo’ in Igbo.
In this special series on medicinal plants of Jamaica, I met with the Pekan sisters to take a look at the popular Aloe Vera – a medicinal staple of every traditional Jamaican household! Turned out it does way more than I every imagined! Definitely another miracle plant!
51K Likes, 509 Comments – Alexis Nikole 🌾🍀 (@blackforager) on Instagram: “Yaupon Tea! ☕️ ever since I had an amazing tea blend featuring yaupon @owamni last year, I’…”
Alexis Nikole Nelson (BlackForager) is teaching the internet how to safely forage for food — for free. She says seeking out mushrooms, plants and weeds for meals helps her feel “connected” to the environment, adding she wants to see a world where everyone feels “entitled to the outdoors.” https://cbsn.ws/3AN6MlK Update April 2023 – This was…