One definition of a tonic â€“ the criterion used in most ethnic healing systems â€“ is a herb that, with long term use is â€œbuildingâ€ in some way.
Tonic herbs are a great way to begin with herbal remedies, to try something new and see what it does for you. And they can be taken throughout life. We live in such as toxic and disease-filled world that it cannot hurt to strengthen our “shields.”
By nourishing your tissues and energy the tonics help combat disease, increase immunity and enhance the quality of your life.
Many herbs and natural products are found here in Dominica. One of the reasons why Dominica boasts a remarkable concentration of very old people in good health and they’ve begun to arouse the interest of medical science.
Bwa Bande is a popular tonic, which is said to restore male virility naturally. It is found in a tea form in many of the local shop around Dominica. Cimenkontwa is another herbal tonic that allegedly rids the body of parasites, and Citronella is good for the common cold.
Just ask any Dominican for their favorite “bush” remedy…they’re always willing to share their secret remedies.