Begonia, Begonia spp. 

Begonia’s are a small, perennial flowering plant with hardy leaves and waxy flowers. They are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.

Begonia is a wonderful perennial addition to any garden, as it is easy to grow and a lovely sight to behold. Our two Begonias mark the threshold of the path to our Tea Lanai.

Used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for cold, stomach conditions, Begonia also has an affinity for the respiratory system and cleansing the blood. The crushed flowers and leaves can also be rubbed directly on the skin to help relieve pain and heal sores or burns.



  • Edible leaves
  • Relieves headaches
  • Detoxes the blood
  • Soothes an upset stomach
  • Treats cold and flu
  • Allays bronchitis
  • Treats rheumatic arthritis
  • Acts as a liver tonic
  • Soothes burns


  • Astringent
  • Stomachic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic local
  • High Vitamin C content