The mauby bark comes from a tree belonging to the Rhamnaceae family, which is abundant in many Caribbean islands.
The orange-brown bark is smooth on small trunks, but becomes fissured, splitting off the scales. The inner bark is light brown and bitter.
Where Can I Buy Mauby Bark?
Mauby Bark can be purchased online at Shop D Caribbean . The drink from the mauby bark is quite popular in many Caribbean countries. Only one assertion regarding its health benefits has been clinically studied. According to the University of the West Indies, mauby, especially when combined with coconut milk, may lower blood pressure.
Health Benefits Of Mauby
For generations, folk medicine practitioners have claimed all sorts of health benefits of mauby. Some claim it is an aphrodisiac and that it might help for arthritis, for example.
Now a new study appears to give support to an earlier one that mauby might be useful in lowering blood pressure. It was conducted by Trinidad-born Kwame Amin, a student at The City University of New York's Borough of Manhattan Community College. "Folk remedies are popular there," says Trinidad-born Kwame Amin, a second-semester science major at BMCC.
What Tree Does Mauby Come From?
The bark from a specific buckthorn bark, Colubrina elliptica, makes a delicious refreshing traditional Caribbean beverage.
Mauby comes from Colubrina arborescens, a small tree native to the northern Caribbean and south Florida. The tree is evergreen, usually ten-15 feet high and less than four feet in trunk diameter, with a spreading crown of thin foliage. This tree is sought after by locals who love the natural flavour.
This bitter bark is known by more than one name, depending on the island where it is grown or consumed. The sapwood is light brown and the heartwood is dark brown. The wood is hard and heavy, strong and durable.
Mauby Drink Recipe
Boil 4 pieces of bark to one cup of water or to your taste.
You can also add Anise Seed, Cloves, cinnamon if you wish, and sugar to taste.
Drink as a beverage or makes an excellent mixer for most rums.
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