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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Light🔆 Up!!

Besides the religious significance, the festival Diwali symbolizes the importance of element fire.

When the surrounding illuminates, there is a transmission of positive energy thus, leading to a pleasing atmosphere.

Here’s a brief on Fire:

Out of the five elements (Air, Water, Earth, Fire and Space/Sky) which make all the living entity, fire is responsible for transformation of matter from one state to other and it purifies the matter.

Fire is responsible for hunger, thirst and sleep in human body.

There are different types of fire or Agni for vision, digestion, intellect, body colour and radiance of sunlight by skin in human body.

The Indian Ayurveda principle use fire element for treatment of most of the diseases.

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P.S.- Whenever you feel like you have won over negative thoughts, it’s also a day of Diwali and you can celebrate by illuminating goodness.

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

After a Rain…

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.

When Sky Illuminates…

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Sunset

I just want to have an endless collection of sunset galleries.

I believe that the sky is a canvas with colours of light.

“If you think only humans can be angry, you are wrong probably”

“Did you ever wait for anyone? You will definitely wait for those clouds to come up with their most vibrant colors”

“Did you just stop by to point out difference?”

“Have you ever observed sky for this long?”

Sky is on fire!!

“Beauty is in everything”

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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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Mosses Are Good!!!

Moss spread over ground.
Patches of moss on wall
Patches of moss on wall
Moss spread over ground

📌Mosses are the tiny plants having no root rather they have root like structures called rhizoids.

📌They are found everywhere except for the salty areas.

📌They lack vascular tissues. They do not flower.

📌They grow at the places which are not polluted thus, acting as pollution indicators. Their only source of nutrient is the air so the quality of air determines their growth.

📌They evolved from the algae and are the first land plants who inhabited the Earth.

📌They have very important ecological significance as they avoid soil erosion by strongly binding with the soil.

📌They were used as bandages in the First World War to heal the soldiers because of their antiseptic properties.

📌They grow in large areas and have texture of carpet.

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Blossoms

I find these blossoms so lively and just beautiful

📌Roses are the ultimate symbol of love. Different colour of rose signifies different feelings and emotions.

📌There are about 100 species of rose.

📌Rose bushes can grow upto 7m tall.

📌About 4,000 songs are dedicated to rose!!!

📌The black rose actually does not exists rather it is dark reddish crimson colour.

These are the fresh garden roses, have a look:

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