Monday, May 11, 2009

:Today's Flowers #39

Most people can recognize this flower in an instant, this is the neighborhood's Santan which can be seen on almost all places here in the Philippines.

Ixora coccinea or commonly called Santan was said and known to have many uses; the flowers can be used for dysentery and leucoorhea, its decoction can be a remedy for hypertension and menstrual problems. Leaves are very useful for sprains, boils and eczema, its'decoction is good for wounds and skin ulcers. Even the roots are very useful for diarrhea or mouthwash for sore throat. According to studies this flower is a good antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and helps to heal wounds.

For more beautiful flowers, view Today's Flower entries here.


Bradley Hsi May 11, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

Yes we recognized the flower right away. We have it all over Taipei too. But I have no idea about its medical use. Thank for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy May 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM  

Race: That is certainly a beautiful bloom.

ELK May 11, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

such color ~details amazing

Arija May 11, 2009 at 10:39 PM  

It is always good to have healing plants around, especially when they are so beautiful as well.

Cris May 12, 2009 at 1:48 AM  

This looks like a bouquet, so beautiful. Your family is beautiful, I also have 3 kids.

LOURDES C COSTA May 12, 2009 at 3:22 AM  

Hi! Race!
How can be a so beautiful flower, have so many medical features...
Amazing plant!...
Thanks for your visit and nice comment...
Have a nice week

VALKYRIEN May 12, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

What an absolutely adorable flower! I love the color - and the way all those beauties have come together forming a ball!

Lovely photo!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Ebie May 12, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

I remember these flowers back home. They are so lovely. And thanks for sharing its medicinal uses.

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