Cerasee tea is made from the vine of the Ceresse plant. This tea is probably the oldest, but still most commonly used Bush tea in the Bahamas today. Cerasee, although naturally quite bitter, can be sweetened with honey or sugar, and used as a general tonic and blood purifier. Most traditionally used to relieve colds and fevers – both in adults and children in the Bahamas – it is also known for its natural laxative effects. “Old timers” report that Cerasee can treat hypertension, diabetes, dysentery, malaria or even parasitic infections. While Cerasee is generally considered to be safe, anyone interested in taking Cerasee tea for its medicinal benefits should consult a qualified practitioner before taking it internally.