Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang Tree & Essential Oil About the Ylang Ylang Tree   It’s latin name is Cananga odorata – it is a tropical tree belonging to the custard-apple family (Annonaceae).  Other names for the Ylang Ylang tree include: the fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant, and...
Tropical Fruits & Plants in Dominica

Tropical Fruits & Plants in Dominica

Tropical Fruits of Dominica and their local uses Dominica is often called the breadbasket of the Caribbean. One of the reasons for this is its abundance of tropical fruits. The list of fresh fruit available in Dominica is a long one and includes: Avocado Barbadine...
Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera - Nature's Remedy The aloe vera plant is actually native to North Africa. It arrived in the Caribbean in the 19th century on trading ships from Africa. Aloe vera grows easily in Dominica and is one of several crops mentioned in relation to diversifying the...