What is Woodroot?
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: No Name Given
Posted on: March 4, 2002

Have you ever heard of a herb called Woodroot?

We have not heard of a herb by that name, but there is a Jamaican tonic that is called "woodroot" which is a mixture of herbs. According to one source, the traditional remedy contains the following: "water, chaney root, goat corn, sarsaparilla root, black wiss, milk wiss, nerve wiss and African wiss." We do not know what "wiss", "Chaney root" or "goat corn" refer to; these appear to be local names specific to Jamaican culture.

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