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.
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
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Great post, Miranda, I appreciated the great photos and the associated information.
We know this flower here in Australia as Amaryllis.
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oh ... those are great shots, have a good time ...
Beautiful sensual, Miranda:) I see that lilies are all the rage right now, thank you for visiting mine.
I corrected the link. THanks, Nick.:p
Absolutely stunning and beautiful this picture!
Thank's for your comment :-)
I didn't know the medicinal properties of the Amaryllis! Thanks for that info!
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.
I love this:
Dramatic background as well as foreground, with that gorgeous Hippeastrum.
Gorgeous macros of a beautiful lily. I had no idea it had so many medicinal uses.
So they call it 'Lirio" too? My students call it Tiger Lily! It truly is so beautiful! ;-)
What an amazing plant, not only is it useful but the bloom is gorgeous. Great photos.
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!
Lovely pattern on the petals. Such a beautiful flower.
Beautiful flowers with nice patterns.
That's a unique and beautiful flower and great to learn of its healing powers.
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.
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.
You dove right into the heart of that lily!
Gorgeous series of shots!
Love the two-toned petals!
your photos are amazing! hope i can shoot as good as you :)
happy shooting and thanks for stopping by mu blog :)
Very very lovely Amaryllis :)
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