OKINAWA has a unique culture in JAPAN. OKINAWA really values "ISYOKUDOUGEN"
which is a phrase that means healthy food leads to a healty body.
As a result,they maintain good health and beauty
with original herbs and vegetables.
■They add mugworts and Japanese pepper leaves to the bath whenever they get skin rashes.
■They eat Okinawan spinach when they have attack of anemia.
It is also known as "medicine for blood ."
■They use the liquid cut from the vines of bitter melon plants, and apply it to sunburns.
■Cucumber juice is used for skinburns.
■They drink Daylily tea if they can't sleep well.
■They add Citrus depressa to the bath to prevet catching a cold.
■They soak hibiscus leaves in water and then wash their hair.
it makes the hair glossy.
■They apply cuccia to there faces like a facial pack.
It thoroughly removes dirt from pores.
OKINAWA offers many pointers for a healthy and happy life.
Among them,OKINAWANS love an herb known as "GETTO".
■They drink GETTOU herbtea when eatting oily food or if they have a weak stomach.
■In OKINAWA they eat "MUCHII" on the 12th month in the lunar calendar.
"MUCHII" is a rice cake wrapped in GETTOU leaves. It supposedly gets rid of bad luck and wishes for your well‐being.
■Putting food on GETTOU leaves is used as a garnsh and believed to be good luck.
Actually,GETTOU has bactericidal effects and antimicrobial activites.
They boil the GETTOU leaves to extract the essense and use it to treat acne and body odor.