JACK IN THE BUSH
Jack In The Bush, also known locally as Jack’na Bush, is a flowering shrub that can be found in specific places on the island of Jamaica, as well as tropical regions of North America. The common names are Christmas bush, siam weed, bitter bush, agrimony as well as hemp. The leaves can be crushed in the hands or grinded before being applied to cuts on the skin. One can then bandage the crushed leaves around that specific area of the body to promote healing. Some also inhale the pungent, aromatic odour from the crushed leaf to bring relief from coughs. The Jack’na Bush shrub has been researched by institutions such as The University of The West Indies and results show that it was effective against staphylococcus and E-coli bacteria. A tea can be made combining life everlasting, horehound, to aid in relief of asthma.