There is a small tree on the beautiful island of Zanzibar that the locals refer to as the “lipstick tree”. Officially known as the Achiote (Bixa orellana) this tree originates from the tropics of the Americas. It is best known as the source of annatto, a natural orange-red condiment made from the seeds, which was also used to make red body paint and lipstick. Source: Personal Diaries, Zanzibar Spice Tour.
Rosemary has long been used both inwardly and outwardly for its warming and comforting properties, from a sprig of fresh rosemary in hearty home-cooked stews to using its oils for general well-being and skincare
The Blue Gum tree of Tasmania, Australia has long been known as an antimalarial, antiperiodic (preventing recurrence of symptoms), febrifuge and tonic.