Soothing Benefits of Remed Fey

Updated February 23, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

In a traditional Haitian household, herbal remedies is viewed as a reliable source of natural medicine. These healing leaves can be soothing to the mind, body, and spirit. As always, be sure to consult your doctor.

Ginger tea | Thé Gingembre. Ginger tea has many health benefits. The most common use for ginger is in the treatment of a cough, cold or sore throat.  It can also be effective against heartburn, upset stomach, and menstrual cramps. It also helps with weight loss and digestion. It is a natural remedy and can be quite therapeutic.

Bitter Melon | Fey Assorossi. If there ever was a bitter tea with so many health benefits, it’s the bitter melon. It’s a good source of weight loss as it helps to burn fat. It can help to lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension, relieve constipation, and helps promote clearer skin.

Verbena Leaves | Fey Vevenn. Suffering from a migraine? Or maybe a bad cold? You may want to try verbena leaves or fey vevenn. This lemon-scented herbal leaf is said to be effective against fevers, asthma, bronchitis, constipation, inflammation, nasal congestion, bad breath, and many other ailments. In Haiti, it is also popular for its calming effect in dealing with shock or sezisman. Fey vevenn can be applied to heal bruises or as a rub on a sprain.

Papaya Tea | Fey Papay. You may be familiar with the uses and benefits of the papaya fruit but did you know that the papaya leaves can be brewed as tea? The leaves can be used to tenderize meats, for aromatic baths after child birth, or as a refreshing herbal tea. Papaya leaves are enriched with antioxidants and vitamins such as carotenoids, flavonoids and Vitamin C. Papaya has been attributed to healthy, beautiful skin. It has also been reported to have anti-cancer effects and can be effective in the treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes. It can also be effective for weight loss, digestion, and as a detox.

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