🌴Happy Aloha Friday! 🌺
This is the indigenous shrub ʻuhaloa that lives in our lāʻau lapaʻau (traditional Hawaiian herbal medicine and healing) garden.
Found on all the main Hawaiian islands, ʻuhaloa has tiny yellow flowers that bloom year round and resemble a mini hibiscus or ʻilima.
ʻUhaloa is a beautiful plant and has many uses in lāʻau lapaʻau. Here are some of them:
- Sore throat relief (chew root bark, tea from root bark or leaves, gargle from leaves + stems + root bark)
- Has antifungal & anti-inflammatory properties
- Bitter roots were used like aspirin is today
- Mixed with other plants and used for chest pain, congestion, bronchial infections, asthma, neuralgia and blood cleansing
- Tea brewed from leaves to help with arthritis
☀️ Have a safe and fun long weekend!
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