Real Jamaican Guinea Hen Weed


Guinea Hen weed is indigenous to the Amazon rain-forest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Africa. Guinea Hen Weed is the Jamaican name given to the Anamu herb. In Jamaica, Anamu is also referred to as ‘Gully Root’ and ‘Garlic Weed’ due to its strong garlic-like smell. The scientific name for the herb is Petivera Alliacea and it is highly commended by Jamaican herb doctors for its many medicinal properties.

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Guinea Hen Weed has amazing pain relieving, health promoting, body relaxing, and disease fighting properties. Some of the other benefits: It is rich in antioxidants. It is used as a treatment for cold and flu symptoms and other respiratory conditions.


The Anamu plant is used in a number of ways in Jamaica. Firstly, the root is sometimes crushed and used as an inhalant to remedy a stuffy nose and sinus problems. The root may also be crushed and allowed to soak in warm water for a couple days after which salt and ginger are added to create a beverage.


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