The Latin name for this plant is Neurolaena lobata. It is found everywhere in Southern Belize in roadsides, fields and pastures. They grow to about 3 metres tall and they are characterised by their alternate tri-lobed leaves. They have distinctive, bright yellow flowers which grow in compact groups at the end of the branches and all parts of the plant are bitter tasting. In Belize, I have mostly seen the use of this plant for skin conditions including sores, fungal and bacterial conditions.
Zebapique aka “Jackass Bitters”
Jackass Bitters Uses, Benefits & Dosage - NZLead.com Herbal Database
Jackass bitters Neurolaena lobata is derived from a plant resembling ragweed that grows in northwestern South American through Central America and into southern Mexico as well as islands in the Caribbean. It can reach up to six feet in height, and as the name suggests, all parts of the plant have a bitter taste. In the areas where it grows, native people have used jackass bitters to treat cancer, diabetes, dysentery and malaria. In Panama, leaves from the plant are used to make an infusion for treatment of diabetes, malaria, high blood pressure and liver problems. The infusion also serves as an insect repellent. Elsewhere, jackass bitters has been used to treat skin diseases, stomach pain, and ulcers.
Wildlife Rehabilitation. Jackass Bitters SKU:. Neurolaena lobata. This is a highly-respected medicinal plant that has been used historically in Belize.
This powerful tincture is more convenient than making large batches of tea to get the benefit. Jackass Bitters is a potent anti-pathogen and anti-parasitic! Nobody wants to believe it, but we are riddled with gut and blood pathogens that actually impact all aspects of our health, both mental and physical. Parasites actually work by injecting hormones into our bloodstreams that travel to the brain to induce unhealthy habits, cravings and desires.