The Magic of Haitian Remed Fey Asosi or cerasee or corailee

Many Haitians are believer of "remed fey" or "bush medicine". They knew the use of cure-to-all medicinal plant Asosi or cerasee or corailee in English which grows all over South Florida, especially in abundance during the rainy season. It is also known as the bitter gourd or bitter cucumber in Asia, South America and the Middle East.


The magic healing power of this green plant with five point leaves is not a secret; it is known to many habitants of South Florida's Caribbean community. Cacheta is not alone; many inhabitants of Miami with Caribbean origin grow this magic herbal plant in their backyards and call it as the "King of the Forest". They do not consider it as an annoying weed; rather consider this as a remedy for just about every ailment.

For its therapeutic use, asosi or cerasee is boiled similarly like tea. Firstly, the vine is rinsed well clean, and then the leaves and stems are boiled in water until it turns into murky greenish brown. The taste of this soup is very bitter and therefore, hard to swallow. But there are individuals who take delight to drink it because cerasee herbal tea purifies the blood, settle the nerves, keeps the skin clean, spotless and a cerasse bath is excellent for all joint ailments.

It treats diabetes as a blood purifier; it is anti microbial, anti cancer and functions well as an abortifacient agent (prevents miscarriage during pregnancy). If your skin itches or has small rash, rub the affected spots with cerasee leaves and wash it; repeat the process for few times. Cerasee (Momordica charantia, botanical name) is used for treating a host of conditions and is good for fevers and for preventing colds and flu. It is also used for digestive disorders, colic and ulcers.

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Rachel says...

I recently used the asorosi soap to remove a very stubborn stain on a valuable garment.

It worked great! No other store- bought product or spray was able to do the job! Great product from

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Dria says...

Great for eczema and if you drink it while menstruating it will shorten the days of your menstrual

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Mike says...

I think this tea is good for curing

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Dani says...

Can I soak it in rum barbancourt for

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Rera Magiciam says...

Hope this response is right on time. I drink this tea throughout both pregnancies.

My children are now 12 and 10 years of age. Strong & intelligent

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Josmene Guerrier says...

This tea is great.

every obe should try

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Dee says...

Hi. I would not recommend a pregnant woman to drink any tea. But asosi is an amazing

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Darland says...

Thanks for the information but I have a question for you Sir, is this "asosi"is good for a pregnant

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Danny says...

It is also key ingredient in the medication that prevents mother from transmitting H.I.V. to their unborn children.


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