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Health, Homegrown: The Island’s Herbal Remedies

It’s no secret that taking an island vacation soothes the stressed, but not many trip-takers are aware of the physical healing powers hidden in the tropical surroundings of places like Paradise Point. Home to over 600 types of exotic specimens from over 20 countries, the 44-acre San Diego island resort has many plants with natural medicinal properties that make them helpful herbal remedies.

A short walk along Paradise Point’s lush gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beach provides the perfect opportunity for an up-close look at the therapeutic properties of plants in their raw, natural form. Keep an eye out for these trees, bushes, and blooms that are used for a variety of herbal remedies:

 Blue Agave 
A natural sweetener and the base ingredient in tequila, this plant is also used as a herbal remedy to reduce burning and itching.

White Lotus 
These white lilies that bloom in summer can be used as a chest decongestant, sedative, and antiseptic.

Silk Tree
A popular ornamental tree in Asia, this specimen is currently being researched for antidepressant use.

Hibiscus
The most common flower on the island can be applied to the skin and hair as an herbal remedy for softness, or ingested to reduce blood pressure.

Learn more about Paradise Point’s diverse flora and experience the island’s herbal remedies for yourself with The Spa at Paradise Point's new Island Origins experience. Part botanical tour, part spa treatment, this unique program provides a guided look at the ancient medicinal properties of our plants and how they are used today.

*Always consult your physician before trying any type of new treatment, including the above herbal remedies.

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