Arts of Wellness

With the abundance of plant life available to those who inhabit the island, it should come as no surprise that quite a few Bermudians are well-versed in the art of using natural herbs, flowers and oils to both heal and enhance the body’s functions. Some plants, like aloe vera, are used to help heal minor cuts or burns, or even to help lower cholesterol levels. Others favour using plants such as broadleaf plantain to help heal their flesh wounds. Cedar berries are used locally to either help repair vital organs or as a garnish in certain meals, while the herb cerasee can help with everything from hypertension to gout. Hand-crafted lotions, hair oils and soaps also play a prominent role in the arts of wellness. Along with simply moisturizing one’s skin, many handcrafted Bermudian lotions are made with a variety of restorative herbs intended to rejuvenate the skin.