Friday, March 9, 2012

Lirio

 Lirio, Crinum latifolium Linn., Pink-striped Trumpet Lily

This is my mom's Lirio, a rosette-like herb that arises from an underground bulb.  Bulbs and leaves are useful in herbal medicine.  Bulbs are used in folkloric medicine to cure rheumatic pain and sprain, juice of leaves for earaches.  In Vietnam and Cambodia, this herb is used in treatment of prostate and ovarian cancer.  There are studies that suggest potential use of Crinum latifolium for treatment of immunodeficiency such as cancer, leukemia and AIDS.   It is also used in cases of hypoxia, tissue regeneration, and hormone balancing.  It has anti-tumor, anti-viral properties. 

Sources:  here and here



In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves  when their time comes.  ~ John Ruskin





24 comments:

NixBlog said...

Great post, Miranda, I appreciated the great photos and the associated information.
We know this flower here in Australia as Amaryllis.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

NixBlog said...

PS: Your link to my site doesn;t work. The correct URL is:
http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com.au/

:-)
Nick

Geli said...

oh ... those are great shots, have a good time ...

Meeha Meeha said...

Beautiful sensual, Miranda:) I see that lilies are all the rage right now, thank you for visiting mine.

Luna Miranda said...

I corrected the link. THanks, Nick.:p

webruci said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful this picture!
Thank's for your comment :-)

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous Lirio.

Holy Basil

Emille said...

I didn't know the medicinal properties of the Amaryllis! Thanks for that info!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

Maia said...

What a gorgeous lily!
I was wondering why did you enter your link in the comment and not in Macro Flowers Saturday list.
Now I see that you have the old address in your backlink and probably the inlinkz form doesn't let you in.
I linked you up now but please correct your link. Hover over my name in this comment and you have it.

hannah said...

I love this:
Dramatic background as well as foreground, with that gorgeous Hippeastrum.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous macros of a beautiful lily. I had no idea it had so many medicinal uses.

Lui said...

So they call it 'Lirio" too? My students call it Tiger Lily! It truly is so beautiful! ;-)

SquirrelQueen said...

What an amazing plant, not only is it useful but the bloom is gorgeous. Great photos.

Andrea said...

Hi Luna, lovely shots. I've long wanted to have this color but haven't got one yet. What we have at home is the reddish orange, we also call it lirio, we have a lot like hedges!

Indrani said...

Lovely pattern on the petals. Such a beautiful flower.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers with nice patterns.

Carver said...

That's a unique and beautiful flower and great to learn of its healing powers.

donna said...

What a beautiful bloom! Wonderful that you included the interesting information, too.

Most of all I loved the John Ruskin quote. May use it myself sometime.

Ebie said...

That's great to hear about its medical use. A lot of plants and flowers have those uses. With my arthritic knee, I take herbal tea and it was worked great to me.

Their shape and size almost look like day lilies.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You dove right into the heart of that lily!

Childhood’s Dandelion

Carletta said...

Gorgeous series of shots!
Love the two-toned petals!

dudut said...

your photos are amazing! hope i can shoot as good as you :)

happy shooting and thanks for stopping by mu blog :)

cheers!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very very lovely Amaryllis :)