My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: SRC and NEPA has Turnera Campaniflora as hypertension medicine and insect repellant

Monday, March 20, 2017

SRC and NEPA has Turnera Campaniflora as hypertension medicine and insect repellant

Looks like we might have a hypertension medication coming from another plant that is found only in Jamaica.


That plant is the Turnera Campaniflora plant, which is believed to fight hypertension as reported in the article “Scientific Research Council To Test Plant For Medicinal Properties”, published Saturday March 11, 2017 by The Jamaica Gleaner.

SRC and NEPA has Turnera Campaniflora as hypertension medicine and insect repellant.jpg

It's related to the Ram Goat Dash along and as such is expected to be used in a similar capacity. The SRC research will begin in another two weeks.


The plan may potentially be another natural insect repellant similar to my combination of essential oils as listed in my MICO Wars blog article entitled “How to make DEET-free mosquito repellant from Essential Oils and iso-propyl alcohol”.  
So where is the plant located?


Turnera Campaniflora - Rescued from extinction at Quaco Rock in Clarendon


The Turnera Campaniflora, which is endemic to jamaica, is located in Quaco Rock in Clarendon. it is critical endangered and the NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency), who are working with the SRC, had spotted the plant initially.


The SRC then used tissue culture to regrow the plan, which was the star of the show at SRC’s Science in the Gardens event held at Hope Gardens in February 2017. Some 100 plants are to be placed in public gardens across the island.


So expect this plant to be a future treatment for hypertension......or at least a good insect repellant.

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