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
I don't know that I've ever seen these before. Interesting post!
It is a pretty herb, nice to know all the medical value of this herb. Thanks for sharing.
That's wonderful, that she didn't just grow it as a flower. Wish I knew more about herbal remedies.
That's very pretty sis, love the shades of the blue in it.
Poppies, have a blessed Sunday!
I had no idea this coleus (grown as an annual here) was an herb! I learned something new today!
Beautiful flower and interesting about the medicinal uses.
This herb does have pretty blooms. Reminds me of coleus.
Ang ganda na ang dami pang health benefits.
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This is a lovely photo of your herb!
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.
We have this plant on the back yard. Just known that it has many benefits.
Beautiful little bright flowers.
Love the color, so pretty.
A cure for just about everything—and beautiful too!
I didn't know this is an herb with healing properties. Thanks for teaching me!
Grandma's often know best! I know mine did. Thanks for sharing some of your memories related to the flower.
Have a wonderful week!
What a sweet image! And, the header flower is superb!! Thanks.
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