Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pulo, 6


One of the plants found in the pulo is this Umbilicus Rupestre, or Venus' Navel, also known as navelwort. In traditional medicine this plant was used to aid in the expelling of afterbirth, and for healing bruises, burns, scalds, chilblains, corns, earache, epilepsy, eye troubles, fever, jaundice, scruff, shingles, skin troubles, sores, stings, pulmonary tuberculosis, ulcers and warts.

Useful little plant, eh?

6 comments:

arctic dreamer said...

such a fresh colour!

Jilly said...

This is such a lovely series, Saretta. I'm just catching up and so enjoying it.

I have this plant in my garden. Thanks for all that information. Fascinating. Yes very useful

Babooshka said...

I love how nature takes a foothold and will find a way through. Really nicely done.

valeria said...

I think I know this plant! Does it make orange/yellowish flowers?
Lovely photo, I like the contrast between gray and green

uncleawang said...

Thanks You for the Chinese New Year Wishes & The Year of OX.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ming the Merciless said...

HA! Someone should sell it at the pharmacy.