Sunday, July 10, 2011

Golden Shower Tree/Today's Flowers #44

@ mirandablue
Golden Shower Tree, Cassia Fistula, Amaltas, Kanya Pistula
It was a perfect time to take photos of the golden shower tree--after a heavy downpour, rain drops still clinging to the blossoms.  This spectacular flowering tree was right in front of the Silay Cathedral, a cheerful sight on a rainy afternoon.

Golden shower tree is used in folk medicine.  Leaves are used to treat ringworm and other fungal skin infections, while pulp of the ripe fruit is a laxative.  Roots are given as a tonic and to reduce fever, flowers are demulcent and laxative.  It is also considered as antitumor, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, and antidiabetic.

"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease." ~ Voltaire


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15 comments:

DJ said...

beautiful AND useful, a real treasure :)

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful shot! This tree flowers in April here, in time for the Hindu new Year on 14 April when these flowers are offered at temples.

Mildred said...

Wonderful shot of amazing and very beautiful blossoms!
Very interesting information about this useful tree too!
Thanks for sharing;o)
¤ Happy day ¤

Carver said...

What lovely blossoms on the tree.

EG Wow said...

OOOH! This is such a gorgeous shower of flowers! The tree must be magnificent!

chubskulit said...

I love those raindrops on them, gorgeous!

Modern Mom said...

Pretty blooms! I see them around but I never new they were called Golden Shower Trees. Thanks!

My entry.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love the raindrops still fresh on the flowers.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely yellow flowers.

Carol said...

Beautiful shots! I've wanted one of these tress for a long time now...maybe I should do something about that.

Carletta said...

I bet that is a lovely sight to see in person.
Lovely shot!

Judy said...

I have seen photos of these flowers before, but I really love this shot, with the raindrops! And the buds in the lower part of the cluster!

Denise said...

I enjoyed reading about this beautiful flower. It's gorgeous in its own right but the rain makes it even more so. Thanks for sharing it and also thank you so much for wishing me a Happy Birthday the other day :)

lina@home sweet home said...

The rain droplets make them look so gorgeous!

Self Sagacity said...

They are so pretty, no doubt about it.
BTW- Thanks for the compliment on my
macro flower shots.