By Sarah Fiorello

Chelone glabra

Indigenous people shared with enslaved Africans how to make tea with turtlehead flowers, which helps lower fevers. Turtlehead tea also has a laxative effect and expels intestinal worms. It is also known as balmony.

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Fish Pepper

Capsicum annuum ‘Fish Pepper’

African Bird’s-eye pepper

Capsicum frutescens ‘African Bird’s Eye’


Citrullus lanatus