The fragrant turmeric flower and the root is revered in Hawaii so much so there is a famous song called “Pua Olena”.
Olena is held in high esteem in tropical Hawaii, and has a lovely history.
It is revered as one of the few canoe plants.
Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of biological activities.
One database presented over 326 known biologically active molecules in this magnificent hero root - Turmeric.
Inner and outer health and beauty
Traditionally turmeric is included into daily life for its health benefits in Indonesia. In Bali A golden elixir is made called JAMU.
It is a herbal drink made with turmeric, ginger, lime and sweetened with honey. It is said to promote inner and outer health and beauty. This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation for over 1,300 years and boasts some major health benefits, earning itself a local reputation as a ‘cure-all’ elixir.
I first discovered one of the most fantastic benefits of cardamom 20 years ago while studying Ayurveda and it has been a staple in my diet & medicine cabinet ever since.
Cardamom is a spice that originated in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
This incredible spice all wrapped up in a pod is an antidote for the toxic effects of too much caffeine….
Hibiscus Sudariffa infusions are made with the vibrant red roselle part of the flower and are drunk traditionally by young and old around the world, as a tea, cold- drink and is so packed with taste it is even used as a natural flavoring in the food industry.
Hibiscus is much loved for it’s bright red colour and tart tangy taste, and is traditionally complimented by other herbs and spices like mint, cinnamon and citrus, and almost always sweetened Unless you are sweet enough of course!