Wildflowers in January

Prinsepia utilis

Prinsepia utilis

The seed yields edible oil locally used in cooking. Furthermore, seed oil is rubefacient. It is applied externally as a treatment for rheumatism and muscular pain caused by exertion. The oil is also applied to the forehead for the treatment of coughs and colds. The heated oil cake is applied as a poultice to the abdomen for the treatment of stomach-aches. A paste of this seed cake is used as a poultice to treat ringworm or eczema.

Ref: Traditional Knowledge on Dhatelo (Prinsepia utilis)

Viburnum grandiflorum

Viburnum grandiflorum

Fruit edible – raw or cooked with a sweet flavour

ref: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Viburnum+grandiflorum


2 Responses

  1. The photo shows flowers of Daphne bholua with 5 petals – I think this species normally has only 4 petals. Are you sure about the label?

    • Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much Elisabeth for pointing out my mistake…. A pure goof up!! It is in fact Viburnum grandiflorum and stands corrected… Please DO let me know if you spot any more errors and I shall be indebted…

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