In this section we gathered those plants that are said to have a positive effect on health. These species belong to different plant families and different areas of the world. The diversity of human culture has learnt to live with the diversity of plants and some species became therapeutical or medicinal. Some, like Aloe vera grow in sunny and dry conditions and can live in a small pot. Some others will become large trees and need space and time to grow. Remember to be careful, not all these plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten or applied to the skin.
Fast growing tropical shrub of the coffee family with large ornamental leaves and unusual bumpy white fruits called "noni", reputedly good for health. Potted plants can be pruned back in winter and will fruit in late summer.
This is the famous variegated noni, found in the Fiji. This botanical variety makes an outstanding shrub with snow-white splashed foliage. Each new pair of leaves is a new surprise. Fruits are smaller and rounder than those of the usual noni, variety citrifolia.
Baobab-like bottle tree from SW Madagascar with an unmistakeable white waxy stem. It is easy to grow, even in pots, but it will never become a really huge tree until it is planted in the ground. We offer plants like the ones in the pictures, about 3-4 cm in stem diameter. It is used in medicines and cosmetics.
Shrub with bright fleshy leaves, grown as an ornamental plant often used for screens and hedges. It bears small white flowers with purple spots and clustered purple fruits. Easy growing, it tolerates drought, wet soils, and short frost. Originally from New Zealand.
They look like black grapes but they grow straight on the trunk, in a very unusual way! Aall branches are coated with purple-black fruits. This is one of the healthiest of all fruits, and grows in Warm Mediterranean to Cool Tropical climates.
Holy basil is widespread in India and countries of SE Asia. It is a small leaved perennial shrublet, with a basil-mint flavour, used in as a herb in asian cuisine and also medicinally as an "adaptogen". It is said that eating one leaf a day helps for a healthier life.
In general, fruit trees produce fruit as foodstuff for people. Some of them produce fruits considered “superfood”, singular pieces that are especially beneficial for health, they have more vitamins and useful compounds. Superfood is a recent term used to name any food which is very rich in nutrients for health.
Most desserts in Thailand owe their taste to this plant! Beautiful dwarf spineless pandanus with aromatic leaves, used as a herb in SE. Asian cuisine. The neat rosette quickly grows in a dense clump of glossy green bold foliage 1-1,3 m tall.
"Red earth sugarcane" in Polynesian languague is one of the most beautiful cultivars of this useful crop. Stems and leaves grow in a in a wide range of hues, from purple to black, coated with a white shiny wax, increasing the black-and-white contrast.
Big shoots, 50-60cm tall - Vigorous species, widely distributed in Central-Southern Africa. It has larger tall flat leaves, marked with pale green spots and a red margin. It likes shade and grows indoors. Traded in Africa as a medicinal plant.
The Soap Tree, Soapberry or 'jaboncillo' is is a tree native to the Americas and some Pacific Islands. The fruit occur in large pyramidal clusters at the ends of branches and it is very soapy. You can actually wash your hands by simply rubbing the fruits! It is very easy to grow, also in pots, and can easily take short, light frost so it is suitable for...
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