Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow — this is what we usually call this medicinal shrub. Most rural folks use the fruits to deworm intestinal parasite,s and the leaves for skin ulcers and boils. Some people plant this because of its vibrant and fragrant flowers, and refer to it with a pretty name — Chinese Honey Suckle….
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward
These flowers brings so many childhood memories. I used to pick the prettiest clusters for an Ixora Jam, a preserve project of 5th grade Home Economics class.
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” –Alice Walker
I learn more about God From weeds than from roses; Resilience springing Through the smallest chink of hope In the absolute of concrete…. ~Phillip Pulfrey, “Weeds,” Perspectives
Mr. Chestnut Munia is currently building his vacation nest on our red palm tree. I guess he is too busy looking for materials to pose for me. Related post: The Maya Bird Before 1995
My favorite organic source of collagen: Saluyot plant (Corchorus capsularis Linn.)