How Does Your Love Bush Grow? (Video)

On my way to Club Mobay before my return flight back to LA, I asked my taxi driver, Lawrence, to make a few stops.

Red Stripe Sign Overlooking the Hip Strip in Montego Bay Jamaica

Red Stripe Sign Overlooking the Hip Strip in Montego Bay Jamaica

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.

Interesting…

Love Bush Montego Bay Jamaica

Lawrence picking some of the love bush to make tea for a sick friend.

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.

By no means do I consider myself a super star film maker. I really do enjoy making videos while traveling, but the only problem is that it takes me forever and a day to do the editing, add music, etc. Le sigh, I’m working on it…

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Responses

  • wynonaelliott  says...

    Thanks for sharing with us your adventurous creation, I love travelling but different from what you did, I love capturing every beautiful things in my eyes and include in my gallery collection…

  • Elise Walsh says...

    A love bush, who knew? I love natural remedies because I don’t feel like the side affects will make me worse off. You can trust something that has been around for years and not filled with chemicals. Yay Lawrence

    • April Thompson says...

      Exactly! Natural is the way to go and Lawrence all kinds of awesome!

  • HummingLoon says...

    Honestly, I had no idea that people used this as a remedy. I’m wondering if this is something relatively modern, but then again, Jamaicans use all sorts of “bush” as remedies. This post really made me nostalgic.

    • I’m learning that there is a bush, herb or other natural remedy for EVERYTHING! I’m all for natural cures as I don’t like medicine, but back in the states what I get is some dried, dehydrated version of something I could probably find alive growing in many random spots around JA.

  • KD says...

    You jogged my memory with that one. Thanks.

    • April Thompson says...

      You’re welcome. Always a funny story to explain how things get its name.

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