Barbados
Belize
Grenada
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
noun
A variety of bitter melon plant (Momordica charantia). A vine bearing a small bumpy skinned yellow or orange fruit. The leaves are used to make a bitter herbal tea that his regarded for its medicinal and purgative properties
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Jamaica
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The bitter tasting tea made from the leaves and vines of a variety of bitter melon plant (Momordica charantia). It is regarded for it's purported medicinal value - especially as a purgative.
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27 comments
L
L
13 years ago

yup cerasee alright :P people would wanna drink this after Christmas to clean out their systems lol it's more than just bitter, more like unappeasing to the tongue lol

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
SlightPeppa
11 years ago

Also known as Caraille in Trinidad & Tobago ... An unappeasing doh evn begin to properly describe! LOL

Grenada
Grenada
Cathy
9 years ago

I never knew that...... Thanks for sharing :)

Belize
Belize
Carol
8 years ago

The worst tasting tea I have ever had. My grandmother would give us this or senna to clean out our system. I always wanted senna because cerasee is horrible. She would try to hide it as regular tea but nothing could disguise that awful taste. It made me vomit when I tired to swallow it.

Jamaica
Jamaica
marleen
8 years ago

Cerasee, senna, bitters, and sinkle bible are some of the most insidious bits of wickedness inflicted on children by parents and grandparents. For no goddamn useful purpose.

Guyana
Guyana
STORM2
8 years ago

Corilla is a necessary evil in life, it can allegedly cure many things. Somehow the women in my family know how to cook it down to get out most of the bitterness out and it's actually pleasant. I've never has the tea but I've had senna and reading someone wishing for senna instead is a damn powerful warning.

Haiti
Haiti
aline
8 years ago

This extremely bitter vine is used to treat fevers in Haiti. Sometimes they put it in clairin (moonshine) to have a more powerful. They drink it to prevent fevers also.

Jamaica
Jamaica
patsy
8 years ago

I agree with marleen is bitter and all i fine is it runs my belly no other property in it

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Aisha
8 years ago

Yuck. I remember😛

Jamaica
Jamaica
sherlene
8 years ago

I love this plant. It works for me.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Curasee/cerasee tea with honey tastes like tea with a little bit of (cannot really describe the taste) but it tastes good.

Grenada
Grenada
Sparks
7 years ago

Some people also call it coolie paw paw in Grenada

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Flash
5 years ago

I call it CEAR RAH SEE

Grenada
Grenada
Caroyla
5 years ago

It is called Carroyla in Grenada

Jamaica
Jamaica
kaila
5 years ago

I hate cerasee its taste so awful but ye it is useful in all ways

Belize
Belize
5 years ago

i hate cerasee so much. as soon as i drank it i spit it out.

Bahamas
Bahamas
Moni
5 years ago

It is really good for the body, but the taste is unexplainable.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ingrid
5 years ago

My GrandMother used to give me every month after my periods it was very very bitter but I tell u. It works for a lot of ailments 👌🏽

Grenada
Grenada
elon
4 years ago

that is some use full information

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Doro
4 years ago

I saw people in Tobago use the freshly picked vine as scrubbing pad when taking their (sea)bath. I tried it and cannot recall any specific after effect. Pleasant natural wash cloth ;)

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Goddess
3 years ago

Earwax!!!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Royalty
3 years ago

I ain't drinking this for nothing but I must say from experience it does have medicinal benefits. It was recommend to me when my son had rashes on his skin as a baby. I was told to wash the bush in water and bathe him with the water which I did and it worked and continues to.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
St Lucia
2 years ago

It is bitter, but it helps to purify the blood. It’s called Co Com Coolie.

Anguilla
Anguilla
MH
2 years ago

We call it Maiden Apple

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V
Victory
2 years ago

I’m eager to try but, don’t know where to purchase in the U.S.

Bahamas
Bahamas
Val
last year

Better with lemon and a little salt

Jamaica
Jamaica
LM
last year

1 metre of cerasee vine, stewed in boiling water is undrinkable "medicine" BUT 2 or 3 young leaves steeped in a cup of hot water gives a pleasant, refreshing drink - ideal for hot weather