Yellow Flowers

The yellow flowers….always joyful…

Scientifically known as Thevetia peruviana or Cascabela thevetia. This flower is native to Mexico and Central America. It is ornamental and has a pleasant smell. But, each and every part of this plant is poisonous.

Scientifically known as Turnera diffusa. This flower is native to United States, Central America, Mexico, South America and Carribean. The flowers are small and aromatic. It has a good medicinal value. It is used to treat mental disorders, depression and many more.

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Growing Nature

While human lives have somewhere stopped in a hope of the betterment of the current pandemic situation, there’s a living nature in which the others creatures are on their respective routes towards growth.
Similarly, we will also trace the locations of our success, love, peace and contentment by having faith in our positive and uplifting beliefs.

Here are some pictures which I collected from a nearby field.

The arriving summer and the aroma of delicious mangoes complement each other. Consumption of aam-panna, made from raw mangoes is the best way to keep oneself hydrated in the scorching sun.
The ripe mangoes are world famous for it’s delicious taste, the unripe mangoes are also beneficial for health. They are rich in Vitamin A, E and C, calcium and magnesium. They relieve in stomach problems like ingestion, bloating, detoxification of liver, increase in production of bile secretion and enhances the hormonal system.

India is the largest producer of mangoes and contributes to about 50% of world’s total production.
Out of the 500 varieties of mango, Alphonso is referred to as “King of Mango” because of its exotic taste and texture. The variety is mainly grown in the regions of Maharashtra.

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Herbs

Catharanthus roseus
Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle- Catharanthus roseus

Earlier it was called Vinca rosea.

It is native plant of Madagascar but, also grown in other parts of the world as ornamental plant and for medicinal purposes. It is used in Indian and Chinese medicine system for curing diabetes, malaria etc. The cancer drug vinblastine is extracted from this plant.

Red Amaranth – Amaranthus cruentus

It is native plant of Central and South America.
The plant is grown as ornamentals and as staple food because seeds, flowers and leaves of the plant are edible. It is also consumed as green vegetables in Asian countries. It is similar to the beet in terms of the nutrients as it is rich in carotene, protein, Vitamin C etc. The plant is also used to extract red dyes.

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Versatile Plant

Tulsi Leaves
Flowers of Tulsi

The picture shows leaves of a shrub, Tulsi, scientifically known as Ocimum tenuiflorum.

It is a perennial aromatic plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae.

It is also called Holy basil as it is believed to be sacred in Hindu belief and there are lot of mythological stories about it.

It is thought to bring positivity and peace so, it is planted in homes all over India.

It originated in north central region of India but, it is also grown in Australia, West Africa and middle eastern countries.

It has amazing medicinal properties and it is an essential medicine in Indian Ayurveda system (The medicinal system which is being practised all over the world these days as it includes treatment in natural environment through natural ingredients only).

It has antioxidant, antiseptic and antiviral properties, rich in Vitamin C and enhances the immunity of body.

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P.S.- We can call this plant versatile as it has many different properties and abilities.

Just a click…not perfect but, little good!!

Things to Learn from Nature

Adaptation

Nature teaches us to adopt some changes to survive in different circumstances.

For example, the insects have distasteful chemicals to distract the predators. Animals move in groups for protection.

Feelings of Being Blessed

The tree branches laden with fruits bow down. They show gratitude for whatever they have. They possess a tendency of sharing and feeding several many creatures but, a dried tree never bows.

This simply means that the good people are grateful for the goodness they posses and they share it too. They help others.

Silence

Nature generally remains silent, it listens to everyone and it has it’s own rhythm that pleases everyone.

Aware of Limits

Nature is helping and nurturing but, if we over exploit it, we are damaging ourselves. So, it means that it is good be anything but, it should be in limit.

Hope

Every giant creature that is present in nature was once a tiny particle.

A small plant grows in the crevices of walls even when there is no soil.

So, it is the hope that drives the life.

Growth

Each and every part of the nature is moving ahead with progress that means that as time passes we should always work towards our progress with better deeds and actions.

Punctuality

Has there been any day when the sun forgot to rise or when it didn’t set before night?

Everything has a fixed time at which it should be done and we should be always on time.

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Garden Blooms

Salvia splendens

The plant is commonly called Scarlet Sage or Tropical Sage has its origin from Brazil. It is one of the popular garden plants.

The plant is commonly called the Crown of Thorns or Christ Plant or Christ Thorn or Corona de Cristo(Latin America) or Coroa-de-cristo (Brazil) has its origin from Madagascar.

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