Bougainvillea or Paper Flower is a thorny, woody, high climbing vine. It is suitable as a landscape plant or a decorative plant to climb over an arch or along the wall for its bright, colourful flowers.It grows well in warm climate with full sunlight.It needs well-drained soil. Too much water will only cause the plant to produce more leaves than flowers.
Flowers can be red, orange, yellow, purple, pink, white, etc and they are in clusters. It is an evergreen plant and blooms all the year round.Bougainvillea has medicinal values to regulate menstruation, vaginal (white) discharge, treatment of hepatitis and cough. The flowers and stems are dried, boiled in water and one can drink as tea.
Health Benefits of Bougainvillea
* Bougainvillea leaves are used to cure variety of disorders like for diarrhea, and to reduce stomach acidity.
* It is used for cough and sore throat.
* Infusion of flowers used as treatment for low blood pressure..
* Leaves are used to cure diabetes 2.
* Stems help in hepatitis.
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