BOIS BANDE BARK (Richeria grandis )
See also: Bois Bande Bark:
Bois Bande “hard wood” is a natural product; the bark of the tree of the same name. This tree is found in Grenada and some other Caribbean islands. Our ground Bois Bande is 100% natural bark ground up to ensure greater absorption capability. This is not a synthetic or altered product.
There are no documented harmful side effects, however we suggest use in moderation as there is anecdotal evidence of some users having a “really hard time” because they used too much or too concentrated.
Although this product is popular for its sexual potency, it is believed to have other great values such as blood purification, promotes good blood flow (of course), and combats urinary tract infections.
Typically used in alcohol or as a hot beverage.
Add approximately 1.5 to 2 Oz powder to 1 Litre white rum. We recommend white rum because you will be able to see the progress when the color changes different shades of brown as the resin from the Bois Bande mixes into the alcohol.
Let stand for at least 1-4 weeks, bearing in mind the longer its aged the better the resulting product. The bark takes longer to infuse, directions using the bark would show a longer wait before use.
Place one leveled teaspoon into a cup of boiled or hot water or milk, let steep for about 10 minutes, strain or filter, add sugar, honey or other sweetener to taste, and drink.