The Enchanted Leaf

The World of Herbs: Medicinal, Magickal, Meliorative

Plumeria

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plumeria trio and a baby bud

Sweet, delicious scent. Tropical in all of its aspects. That is the Plumeria. This is a beautiful plant whose blooms are nothing short of awesome. My granddaughter, Emma, calls it the sunscreen flower. She says it smells like sunscreen and she loves sunscreen. I think it smells of honeysuckle and rose.

The plumeria, also called frangipani, is a tropical plant. In that climate, the plant foliage is lush and green and abundant in beautiful blooms. Here in West Kentucky, they bloom only when the summer is very hot and humid. So, not every summer am I blessed with blooms from my lovely plumeria. However, this summer has been pretty nice so far!

Now, if the plumeria just bloomed, looked beautiful, and smelled heavenly, that would be enough. That is not the totality of what a plumeria is, not at all. This lovely plant has medicinal benefits also.

The stems, leaves, and roots have antibacterial properties. All parts of the plant can be used to lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help fight depression. The leaves can even be used as a wrap for muscle aches.

The essential oil of the plant is often used in beauty products because of its age-defying properties. It is full of anti-oxidants, so it is double effective at anti-aging. The oil is used, also, in conditioning hair products.

As for the magickal uses for plumeria, well, of course, it is used in love potions and spells. The scent alone is enough to draw good people and good things to you. And speaking of drawing, use plumeria to gain the trust and confidence of others, or in spells to draw success and fortune.

Bright Blessings!

Author: cbrandon50

I have never been one to quibble about my age. However, this year, 2010, I turned 50. I realized that life is going way too fast and I can't say that I am crazy about the direction it is going in. So, what else can one do except....blog about it!

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