Bele Spinach, Abelmoschus manihot

Bele Spinach, Hibiscus spinach, or Polynesian spinach are just some of the names given to this tropical perennial that can grow to over 10 feet high under good conditions. Bele Spinach is one of the most utilized green vegetables, along with taro-leaf, on the Pacific Islands.

Extremely high in bioavailable iron and other nutrients, Bele Spinach is a nutritious addition to any tea or superfood powder. Since it is in the mallow family, it is slightly mucilaginous in quality and thus nourishing to the mucus membranes within the body. It is helpful in relieving ulcers or internal wounds. Ideal for pregnancy, it helps nourish and prepare the soft tissues, while also supporting postpartum health and healing.


  • Overall health
  • Ulcers and internal wounds
  • Anemia
  • Pregnancy


  • Nutritive
  • Mucilaginous and demulcent
  • A nutritious green vegetable, high in vitamins A and C, iron and protein
  • Blood-building