Scientific Name: Chiranthodendron Pentadactylon
Common Names:¬†Flor de Manita, Hand Flower Tree, Mexican Hand Plant, Devil‚Äôs Hand Tree, Monkey Hand Tree
What is flor de manita:
Flor de manita is a flower that grows on evergreen trees in Central and South American countries. The flor de manita tree can grow up to 50 feet tall and the flowers that grow off the evergreen typically have 5 pedals that curl at the ends, which is why they have nicknamed flor de manita, "hand flower tree" and "devil's hand tree". Spanish translation of "hand" is "mano" and in many Spanish speaking countries people will tend to add an "ita" to the end of words to describe that something is small. And that is where the name "flor de manita" comes from!
Flor de manita benefits:
aids normal bowel function
supports regular blood pressure levels
- helps maintain cholesterol levels¬†
- supports cardiovascular health¬†
How to make flor de manita tea:
- boil 2 cups of water
- add 1 tablespoon of flor de manita
- let it boil for 10-15 minutes¬†
- let the tea cool down
- strain and enjoy!