Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lampunaya, Coleus blumei/Today's Flower #38

@ mirandablue
Lampunaya, Mayana, Painted Nettle
Coleus scutellarioides, Coleus blumei
My grandmother cultivated this herb in her garden when I was a kid.  Our scratches and bruises were treated by the juice extracted from lampunaya leaves.  Headaches, digestive problems, bronchitis, skin rashes are the common uses of the leaves.  Leaves are botched or colored, ovate, with toothed margins.




Posted for Today's Flowers

17 comments:

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I don't know that I've ever seen these before. Interesting post!
Thanks,
Barb

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty herb, nice to know all the medical value of this herb. Thanks for sharing.

Leora said...

That's wonderful, that she didn't just grow it as a flower. Wish I knew more about herbal remedies.

chubskulit said...

That's very pretty sis, love the shades of the blue in it.

Poppies, have a blessed Sunday!

EG Wow said...

I had no idea this coleus (grown as an annual here) was an herb! I learned something new today!

Carver said...

Beautiful flower and interesting about the medicinal uses.

Nature Rambles said...

This herb does have pretty blooms. Reminds me of coleus.

ester said...

Ang ganda na ang dami pang health benefits.

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Stephany said...

This is a lovely photo of your herb!

Tammie Lee said...

so many wonderful uses for this lovely plant. Is it different than stinging nettle? That plant sure stings when you touch it, and it also has so many uses, including as food.

Lina Gustina said...

We have this plant on the back yard. Just known that it has many benefits.

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful little bright flowers.

Jama said...

Love the color, so pretty.

Alexa said...

A cure for just about everything—and beautiful too!

SandyCarlson said...

I didn't know this is an herb with healing properties. Thanks for teaching me!

Carletta said...

Grandma's often know best! I know mine did. Thanks for sharing some of your memories related to the flower.
Have a wonderful week!

Stan said...

What a sweet image! And, the header flower is superb!! Thanks.