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Seaside grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

Seaside grape


Illustration of the seaside grape from the Elegancies of Jamaica , by Rev John Lindsay.
The fruit is edible and is used for making wine. Many of the enslaved Africans had a knowledge of herbal medicine using African plants, and they found medicinal uses for the plants or the Caribbean. For example, young leaves from the grape might have been tied across the forehead to relieve headaches.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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