Oops! Sorry!!

This site doesn't support Internet Explorer. Please use a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

The Wonderful Island of Jamaica: Craig Hill in St. Ann Parish

Jamaica is an exotic destination with rugged coastlines and golden sands that stretch for miles - it truly is a world like no other. If you're looking to experience this paradise on Earth firsthand, Craig Hill offers breathtaking views alongside its reputation as "the garden parish" due to its floral beauty; take your time exploring all of St Ann Parish's wonders when visiting here!


Sea Moss Drink


Craig Hill Tea


Craig Hill


Craig Hill Tea

The herbs and spices grown in the Craig Hill region make up ingredients found in this drink including Guinea Hen Weed which has numerous health benefits such as healthy support for arthritis, digestive disorders, diabetes, respiratory problems depression and anxiety among others.

Keep in mind this is a remedy passed down through generations and is not official medical advice. The recipes for these teas come from Native Jamaicans who used them to maintain their health while working on plantations during previous generations. Our family has been making tea like this since 1882! The herbs and spices grown in the Craig Hill region make up the ingredients found in this drink. 

This remarkable tea has numerous potential health benefits. Guinea Hen Weed has the potential to provide such benefits as healthy support for arthritis, digestive disorders, diabetes, respiratory problems, depression, and anxiety as well as others. The bark and leaves of the tree are used in our teas.

Cinnamon known since Biblical times for its antibacterial qualities when ingested is included in our tea

Additional Ingredients: Water, Guinea Hen Tea, Maringa, Soursop, Pineapples, Garlic Root, Mangos, Peaches, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Extract, Cinnamon, Nutmeg. 

Mangos, Peaches, and Vanilla Extract are also grown in St. Ann Parish. The fruits that grow here have a different taste because of the elevation difference between this region and other parts of Jamaica such as Kingst

The recipe for our herbal tea is not official medical advice but it does have potential health benefits including healthy support for arthritis, digestive disorders, diabetes, respiratory problems depression and anxiety.


Note Guinea Hen Tea (especially the root) has a very strong flavor and tastes better when consumed cold, so add some ice cubes or let it sit in the fridge before drinking. For medicinal benefits, drink twice per day.

History of Bush Tea

‘Bush tea’ is something many Jamaicans grew up on, where the ‘bush’ in question could be anything. The particular ‘bush’ under the microscope today is guinea hen weed and scientific findings have backed up the effectiveness of these ‘home remedies.’ 

Guinea hen weed, scientifically known as Leptadenia pyrotechnica and popularly called ‘bush tea’ by Jamaicans is a plant that grows freely in the Craig Hill area. It was one of the first plants to be identified as having medicinal properties on its own with multiple health benefits including relief for asthma, diabetes and ulcers among others. 

The herb has been used traditionally since it became widely recognized more than 100 years ago and scientific research has backed up these uses following detailed studies carried out over the last few decades which have confirmed them such as being effective. 

Loaded with Flavonoids

Guinea hen weed is loaded with Flavonoids which are various compounds found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. They’re also in plant products like wine, tea, and chocolate. There are six different types of flavonoids found in food, and each kind is broken down by your body in a different way. Flavonoids have been shown in laboratory studies to help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation.

 In Jamaica people use the Guinea hen weed for asthma, diabetes, ulcers among others It is also used as an herbal remedy for a number of ailments including arthritis, kidney stones and hypertension. The healing properties of this herb are many that include relief from asthma, diabetes and ulcers among many others. There has been scientific research done on the herb which backs up these uses such as being effective at relieving symptoms like diarrhea when taken internally or applied topically to skin disorders with no known cause. In addition it boosts digestion by toning stomach muscles; aids circulation by thinning capillary walls; improves mental alertness through increased brain activity.

Flavonoids are rich in antioxidant activity and can help your body ward off every day toxins. Including more flavonoids in your diet is a great way to help your body stay healthy and potentially decrease your risk of some chronic health conditions.

Flavonoids (astilbin, myricitrin, engeletin, pinitol)


Fatty acids



Sulfur-containing amino acids (in the roots)

Individually, these compounds are known to have numerous health benefits. However, the beauty of natural medicines is that the compounds work together. Whereas traditional drugs tend to work in just one way (such as killing bacteria), the compounds in guinea hen weed can tackle ailments on multiple fronts (such as killing bacteria while boosting immunity and reducing inflam

Scientific Research 

Local researchers, led by Dr. Henry Lowe, have discovered antiviral, antifungal and pesticidal properties in the plant. Even though guinea hen weed has been used medicinally for centuries, the plant didn’t get much scientific attention until the early 2000s. That’s when researchers started seriously investigating its cancer-fighting abilities. Now, there are thousands of studies showing numerous benefits of guinea hen weed.


1. Fighting Infections

Like many other Amazonian plants, guinea hen weed has evolved to contain chemicals which help it fight infection. These same chemicals can help humans fight infections. In particular, the 18+ sulfur compounds in guinea hen weed have been shown to be very effective in killing bacteria and fungus – including candida and E. coli. There is also evidence that it helps fight against viral infections too.

2. Anti-Cancer

While the mechanism is quite complex, compounds from guinea hen weed may have the ability to control certain types of cancers.

3. Inflammation

Numerous animal and cell studies have found that extracts from anamu plant reduce inflammation. This is likely because of the many antioxidants in the plant and compounds like pinitol, myricitrin, and coumarin – all of which are known to reduce inflammation markers.


Because of these properties, anamu could help treat inflammatory conditions including:







Traditionally, anamu root and leaves are ground into a paste and applied externally to treat inflammation pain. However, for systematic inflammation, it can also be taken internally to fight inflammation from the inside out.

4. Skincare

In traditional medicine, anamu is often applied topically to treat rashes and skin infections. Because it is a natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, anamu can also have many other benefits for skin health, such as reducing redness from acne or treating inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis. The plant also contains allantoin, which is well known for helping to reduce scars and speed up wound healing. Allantoin also helps shed dead skin cells so the skin also becomes smoother.

5. Mental Health and Neuromodulation

There is some research that shows guinea hen weed can have mental health benefits including treating depression and anxiety. Some studies also show that it can help improve long-term memory. These benefits are mostly linked to the flavonoids, terpenoids and coumarins in anamu, which can help reduce oxidative stress and regulate neurological activity.


I am not a doctor. This website does NOT provide medical advice and is for educational and informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider before taking any supplements or medications. The statements made on have NOT been evaluated by the FDA. The products recommended on Craig Hill Naturals are not verified by the FDA to treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information found on Craig Hill Naturals is strictly the author expressing an opinion. Prior to taking ANY supplements you should consult a health care professional.


Pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive should avoid guinea hen weed, as studies have shown it can stimulate uterine contractions, could lead to miscarriage and induce abortion.


People who have pre-existing blood conditions, such as hemophilia or are taking a blood thinning medication such as Warfarin should avoid guinea hen weed due to the natural coumarin found in the herb. If on a blood thinning medication consult your physician.


People with diabetes or hypoglycemia should check with their health care provider first, considering studies have proven the herb can alter blood sugar levels.


Always talk to your doctor before taking any medicinal herbs.

This site was built with GroovePages .

Report Site for Spam and Abuse.