Monday, August 27, 2007

Mexican Bird of Paradise

The colorful blooms on this native plant radiate reds, oranges and yellows even when the bloom is nearly spent.”Medicine men in the Amazon Rainforest have long known some of the medicinal uses for Caesalpinia pulcherrima, which is known as ayoowiri. The juice from the leaves is said to cure fever, the juice from the flower cures sores, and the seeds cure bad cough, breathing difficulty, and chest pain. Four grams from the root is also said to induce abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.[1]

2 comments:

Rosemary said...

Remind me never to use any! I would not want to harm a child whom is not yet born. It is a very pretty flower, however.

PS. Hi there! :)

Anonymous said...

Nature is smart and knows sometimes there is a need for abortion.It knows there is no problem with asking a soul to please evacuate your tommy and find someone in a better shape who can take care of it better!!