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Trinidad & Tobago
noun
Any of several species of stinging nettle plants. Contact with human skin causes great discomfort.
also known as
stinging nettle
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anonymous
13 years ago

An noh cowitch that!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
ir
10 years ago

do you know you use this same plant byputting it in some hot water and let cool to stop itch

Jamaica
Jamaica
5 years ago

That is what we call cowitch (corich) in Jamaica and also another one we call barber cowitch which is something like a bean pod but it is covered in brown itchy velvety hair that can be easily shunned off by wind (travels in the wind) or direct contact.

Guyana
Guyana
Kabby
5 years ago

I know it as "Stinging nettle"

Jamaica
Jamaica
Vaswani
5 years ago

Jamaicans call both of them cowitch.....the stinging nettle and the velvet beans.....in central parishes the stin ginger nettle is popular and in eastern parishes the velvet bean (pods)

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Stinging nettle and every GT know to stay clear of it ✌

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Stinging nettle

Jamaica
Jamaica
Gavin
3 years ago

i've been doing quite a bit of research that indicates that cowitch in Jamaica and stinging nettle are not the same. stinging nettle leaves are for example placed on a female's breast to stimulate milk production, it wouldn't be a good idea to try this with what we Jamaicans call cowitch. also notice the way the stinging nettle plant grows upright unlike cowitch which is a more vine like structure

Jamaica
Jamaica
Is the Jamaican
2 years ago

I would really appreciate your assistance concerning Jamaican cowitch and stinging nettle, thanks

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

stinging nettle

Jamaica
Jamaica
Pink
2 years ago

This scratch nf I remember as a kid when this touch me, yuh entire day spoil enuh and yuh skin just a scratch but you can rub leaf of life on it and soothe it

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
last year

Hello hello

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Will
last year

Cowing is more potent than stinging nettle and derives from a different specials of plant.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Gill
10 months ago

I dont think this is cowich because this has stem n cowich is a vine. Would really like to find this plant tho

Jamaica
Jamaica
Alicia
9 months ago

How to ease the itching cause by corich

Jamaica
Jamaica
Alicia
9 months ago

My 4 year old just came from school itching all over because of the corich

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
8 months ago

@Alicia thats gotta suck, getting the corich itch. are they okay?