For me, 'Earth Day' is everyday. These are a just few favs from the past week. I implore for those who consider the earth to be 'theirs' to instead realize that we belong to the earth. All bound by it together, whether we like it or not & that it is really a shame every second that we waste treating it as though it is disposable. It's SO easy to appreciate its beauty, why rid yourself of a free & endless gift? 🤔😍
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I have hand full of October!!!!!!!😇😇😊😘 been lovely and attractive
Binomial name- Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Common name- the night-flowering jasmine or parijat
Species- N. arbor-tristis
Native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Something more- Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a shrub or a small tree growing, with flaky grey bark. The leaves are opposite, simple, with an entire margin. The flowers are fragrant, with a five- to eight-lobed white corolla with an orange-red centre; they are produced in clusters of two to seven together, with individual flowers opening at dusk and finishing at dawn. The fruit is a flat brown heart-shaped to round capsule with two sections each containing a single seed.
The tree is sometimes called the "tree of sorrow", because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime; the scientific name arbor-tristis also means "sad tree". The flowers can be used as a source of yellow dye for clothing. The flower is the official flower of the state of West Bengal, India.
Parijat appears in several Hindu religious stories and is often related to the Kalpavriksha. Parijat appeared as the result of the Samudra manthan (Churning of the Milky Ocean) and Lord Krishna battled with Indra to win parijat. Further on, his wife Satyabhama demanded the tree be planted in the backyard of her palace. It so happened that in spite of having the tree in her backyard, the flowers used to fall in the adjacent backyard of the other queen Rukmini, who was favourite of Lord Krishna, because of her superior devotion and humility.
The leaves have been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Homoeopathy for sciatica, arthritis, fevers and as a laxative.
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