Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Its a Colourful World Out There...

Every now and then one can see art around oneself - sometimes in places where you least expect it. This tree adorned in colours and art is at Fort Kochi, Kerala

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nagalinga Poo ( Couroupita Guianensis or cannonball tree)

Couroupita guianensis, known by several common names, including cannonball tree, is a deciduous tree in the family Lecythidaceae, which also contains the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa). It is native to the rain forests of Central and South America. It is cultivated in many other places.

There are many medicinal uses for the plant. Native Amazonians use extracts of several parts of the tree to treat hypertension, tumors, pain, and inflammation. It has been used to treat the common cold, stomachache, skin conditions and wounds, malaria, and toothache. Laboratory tests show that extracts of the plant have some antimicrobial activity and inhibit the formation of biofilms.

For more info click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couroupita_guianensis

The Tree

Up close :)

Awesome Threesome! 

Wild Flower

Around my ancestral home are flowers of varied hues and type. This one seemed to be special.