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☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ

ID please for three sisters Caribbean plant magick herb

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Yesterday i found an ace new herb shop!

I ran my finger through the air infront of a tall rack

of many different plant medicine bags and this one herb

in particular drew me..

I will try to add pics if this android allows it.

It feels malpighiaceous to me so i smoked off a tiny amount as

incense :].. Wouldnt do it again but now we are aquainted.. I would

love to know anything anybody knows about this plants history and uses please.

Thanks in advance.

I also picked up some noni leaves and a different soursop leaf [duppy] and peteveria alliacea

for a friend who is battling cancer on their request.. And who seems to be doing well and refuses

reg medicine.

Its been awesome to see so many plants i never heard of so may post a few more Carribean herb IDs over this coming year.

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Irie,

So got a reply from some buddies at an online group......

"Are we seeing several vascular cylinders in the cross sections, most noticeable in the piece on the right, all surrounded by a common periderm?
If so this is characteristic of Serjania (maybe other genera too) Sapindaceae. Serjania do seem to have Amerindian medicinal uses
Serjania mexicana is found in Jamaica (Acevedo seed catalog).
If there are three external vascular bundles in mature stems that would give three ribs perhaps leading to the local name!"
I think he's aced it!
Respect,
Z
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Irie Brother,

Would like to see out of the bag.

Could be anything at this point...

Not heard of "three sisters" before....

Any chance of creole name or other language??

I have everything else you mentioned growing in abundance here.

Respect,

Z

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Yes Zaka , thank you fella

.. I was hoping you would help on the subject and I always look forward to your posts anyway.

I just got back late so its not daylight for these pics that I just took ...

but I tried to capture as much detail as possible in the focus.

I also took a pic of the shop flier with a list of their main herbs,

shop is called Tings Caribbean and the guy there is sound as a pound but could not divulge more

than the name "three sisters" unfortunately...

maybe the herb has a different and more used name?

He said he gets the three sisters from Jamaica specifically, and most of the others too..

anyway here's the pics

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Thank you kindly

Bless,

Hoss

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would very much love to know about the one called "strong back" too , that one had a pull to it but I had to move out of the way for some other customers since it's quite a small shop

...and forgot about it till now

I will go back soon , buy it and photograph that one too ...

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Irie,

Still working on three sisters....Any idea of use??

"Strong Back" posibly, Cuphea parso

Also found refference for "Strong Back Root" Morinda royoc

Respect,

Z

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Irie,

A couple more reffered to as Strong Back

Chrysanthellum americanum

Desmodium sp

Respect,

Z

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I went in initially for cancer herbs for my "auntie" who im helping out..

Shes on terminal and i needed a roof and she needed an errand boy lol.

She only appreciates Caribbean herbal medicine and is a righteous but even still she

told me to keep the herbs i got her and told me just get the juice only next time. Lol.

But still, my first herbs collection from there is well exciting.

That flier with the list..

The ones with the markings were what the man penned down

after i had asked for herbs purely for cancer..

Three sisters were already in my hand by then after a browse while

he was serving another customer.. Seems nice and busy that shop.

I told him i studied witchery plant magick and growing many herbs from south america

and kinda just clicked on a level with him and told him how to find turkeytail n a few mushrooms

over this ends.

My auntie is family with jamaicans and they always visit on a random.

I was hoping soon one will recognise it and lend me some extra wisdom.

One knew nuni well so im sure we'll get there one way or other

i will ask the guy when i pick up the juice to see if he can find more names

via his source too.

Thanks again fella.

-hawassz

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yesss i think he has !

Thank You very kindly Zaka ,

bless ya fella!

big respect too

-hoss

-found this since your reply, looks the closest to it that i can find currently

http://www.tlahui.com/herbolaria/xihuitl_completo.php?fotoplanta=Palo+de+tres+costillas

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Irie,

Up-date

This is the latest from Pedro:

"There are three possibilities.

Serjania equestris, S. laevigata or S. nodosa. I would need to see the leaves to be able to tell the species."

Respect,

Z

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