If Jamaicans only knew the value, especially medicinal value of the lush greens of the island, then they would… ahh we could list so many dos and donts. For one they would not be selling so much of the herbs grown so easily to foreigners.
Here’s yet another weed with more medicinal value and proven so beyond one’s wildenst imagination.
The guinea hen weed (guinean weed), or anamu, also known as Petiveria (family) alliacea (species) is good for a number of ailments and makes great tea.

Petiveria alliacea guinea hen weed

It perhaps is the stinkest bush you can find, but the Jamaican guinea hen weed which grows almost anywhere island-wide, and is often overlooked, is strong in medicinal value.

Truth is it has been known to drive cancer symptoms away. It definately rids one of any cold, flu or relating illnesses. One friend of mine I know who is always having the flu was down and almost cold out.

How can I leave out the woman with arthritis who soaked some leaves in rum and sapped her pain and swelling away. Now although there are men also who claim it as a cure for prostate cancer out there, please consult a physician.

Read more on cancer treatment complex derived from Jamaican guinea hen weed extract

Now how do you identify it. Look for that dark green colour, but more importantly look for the pattern of the vine in the leaf. Even more important is the stalk. There is a part that looks like other bushes, but then make sure to look for the additional stalk that looks like a stalk of bamboos.
Then when you’ve got that down tight, break a leaf, and sniff. If it isn’t so stink to almost knock you to Pluto, it isn’t Guinea Hen weed.

Family: Phytolaccaceae
Genus: Petiveria
Species alliacea

Natural remedy with guinea hen weed
Power pack
Caring for your guinea hen weed

Garlic weed, it smells like garlic and bush combo
Strong man’s weed

Exporting the natural guinea hen weed to foreign lands is not so easy. However, get consultation on just how you can get it to foreign land. At times there are restrictions at borders across the world. To purchase the guinea hen or byproducts such as capsules through the Jamaica Herbalist team, there is a fee.

Although these articles is based on actual testimonies and evidence noted, please consult a physician. Just maybe you want to consider that actual body chemicals and combining bushes also with prescribed medicine can lead to complications.

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30 thoughts on “The power packed Guinea hen weed of Jamaica”
  1. I will be visiting Jamaica in the near future. Will I be able to purchase guinea hen weed in the market. Thanks

  2. Dear IRM,
    Thanks for your communication and patience. Your name has been removed for your protection. Stoneman resident herbalist will respond sometime this week.
    However, the guinea hen weed grows unrestricted and in the open across Jamaica. You however can purchase the same in the markets or visit the Culture Yard of Stoneman for a drink, on your trip to Jamaica.

  3. Dear Vinny,
    Thanks for enquiring.
    I know nowhere in the USA where you can access it. Like others you may need to come to Jamaica, or you may place an order to have it sent. Please use the contact form to express your interest should you need to have it sent for action to be taken.


  4. Hello

    I would like to have a guinea hen weed plant sent to me, and I would like to know how much it would cost per plant. also I would like to know the price of shipping. And lastly how long does it take to arrive once it is ordered. Thank you for your help and consideration in this matter.

    Mr. A. Harris

  5. Dear Mr Harris,
    Top of the morning to you. While this service is possible, prices are not discussed online. Please write through contact form!

  6. Dear A Harris,
    We can arrange byproducts to be sent to you. The actual plants you must try to obtain direct, and obtain to have same brought to you.

  7. REGARDING PURCHASE OF/ACCESS to herbs and plants grown in Jamaica:
    You will need to secure them directly from Jamaica. Bear in mind that at times, restrictions are placed at at the borders of countries, on the import/export of herbs, so checks are always necessary. There is a fee for obtaining naturally grown herbs or their byproducts, through a member of our team.

    Jamaican Herbalist

  8. Hello,

    I just found out about Guinea hen weed as well. There looks like there is a lot of interest in it. I would like to grow it in California. It grows naturally in the US in Texas and Florida.

    I know it would be difficult to send plants, but…would you be able to sell me some seeds?

    Thank you.

  9. Hi Samantha,
    Thank you for writing in. You can purchase herbs from the Coronation market, downtown or from any of our herbalists!
    Stay connected!

  10. Thanks for sharing this important piece of information.
    So often we sway towards ‘popping’ a pill, completely forgetting that all we need is in God’s good earth! and in a beautiful paradise.
    Please continue your good work.

  11. i have been researching the guinea hen weed and miraculous things it can do. How can i obtain the plant or seeds?

  12. Ms. Kelley,
    You may make purchase from a member of the Jamaica Herbalist team.

  13. I am a Jamaican and I know it. I have plenty of it in my back yard and I also drink it. How can I make some money from it.

  14. Hi Dainty,
    Thanks for sharing. I hope persons interested in purchasing will contact you. On the other hand, depending on the amount you can grow, you could consider contacting an exporter, or any one in that field to further weigh ideas and suggestions such as making byproducts for sale.

  15. Thanks for writing in!
    You will have to arrange for some to be shipped across or taken to you direct from Jamaica. There is a fee for using members of our team.
    Jamaica Herbalist

  16. Hello Anthea,

    I am from the website crazy jamaica and would like to post my website on your site .I notice some of your customers are looking for Guinea Hen Weed and other Jamaican herbs in the U.S. We represent Purelife Jamaican herbs in the U.S and supply herbs to the U.S,EUROPE ,Canada and other Parts of the world. I hope you are able to do an exchange thing with me or let me know of what other options there might be.


  17. Hi Anthea,
    You are doing a tremendous service – thi-fold: To those in need of this product, those cultivating it – with hope of making it a business, and the positive attention Jamaica is getting – with the propect of enticing visitors to the beautiful land of ‘wood, sunshine and water.’ NUFF Said!!!

  18. am a jamaican an to tell u the truth being drinking guinea hen weed lately i have being feeling much better in my body , feeling lest gas pain an so on .

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