On my way to Club Mobay before my return flight back to LA, I asked my taxi driver, Lawrence, to make a few stops.
We headed along top road to the huge Red Stripe sign that overlooks the Hip Strip in Montego Bay. I took in the views and snapped some photos while Lawrence began collecting this yellow plant from off the bushes. When I inquired, he said it was the love bush and was taking some to a friend who was sick. He could make a tea out of the herb to help his friend feel better.
I love learning about different herbal remedies and will always opt for an herb or natural remedy before reaching for a prescription. But why is it called the love bush?
Here’s a quick look at Lawrence’s explanation of how the love bush got its name.