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Many Caribbean transplants across South Florida use bush medicine to cure ailments

Cacheta Francis poses next to her King of the Forest shrub, one of many traditional Jamaican plants she uses for bush medicine.
Cacheta Francis poses next to her King of the Forest shrub, one of many traditional Jamaican plants she uses for bush medicine. Nadege Green/WLRN-Miami Herald News

Have a sore throat? Sour orange leaves can fix that. A tummy ache? Freshly picked mint from the backyard will ease the pain.

These are among the home remedies for believers of remed fey, or bush medicine.

For many Caribbean transplants, such as my mother Christiana Charles, the remed fey tradition remains true to their roots.

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