Goya ‘Bitter Melon’ – The Green Heart of Okinawa

Gymnema Sylvestre ‘Miracle Fruit’: Eats Sugar for You

Gymnema Sylvestre ‘Miracle Fruit’: Eats Sugar for You

Dogbane Family Gymnema Sylvestre Gymnema Sylvestre originates from India but is cultivated all the way in Okinawa and all subtropical and tropical areas in between. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for countless years but is used for one particular reason today. Two widely spread ailments affecting millions of people
Hibiscus: More than Just a Pretty Flower

Hibiscus: More than Just a Pretty Flower

Mallow Family Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Charming red flowers used in beautiful, tropical landscaping is an image quick to come to mind when the word hibiscus is spoken. Globally known for its elegance but not so well-known for its intense health attributes. Hibiscus has been used in traditional medicine across dozens
The Tart Super Fruit: Noni

The Tart Super Fruit: Noni

Coffee Family Morinda citrifolia L. Noni- pronounced: (No-nee) The fruit of the Noni tree has a strong, tart taste and is packed with minerals and vitamins. Noni is cultivated in countries such as Polynesia, East Australia, China, Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan’s Okinawa prefecture. It has been consumed in Polynesian culture