Cerasee is popular in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. Its extremely bitter taste is somewhat notorious, but this is actually part of its healing power since bitterness stimulates the digestive system: the tastebuds send a signal that gets the salivary glands, stomach and other systems working overtime!
It has been used since ancient times in Asia and Africa. In the Caribbean, it is highly respected as a natural treatment for diabetes and heart problems. This led to its blood sugar-regulating effects being investigated by scientists who have shown it can lower blood sugar in diabetic people.
Many people drink it regularly to aid digestion and consider it to have detoxing properties. If you can get used to the taste, you may find a lot of benefits from this legendary Caribbean folk remedy.