A Hidden Bloom.

Sunrise 07.08 am      Sunset: 05.38 pm

IMG_352722ND FEBRUARY 2013

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    • Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), MJ. a popular evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its winter flowering habit in regions with mild winters. Several cultivars have been introduced by the horticultural trade; mostly these are similar to the species, but with subtle variations in habit, leaf size or flower colour. As it tolerates pruning well it is often sold as topiary specimens, although even moderate clipping significantly reduces flowering ability.

      It has medicinal properties. The active ingredients are the viburnin (a substance or more probably a mixture of compounds) and tannins. Tannins can cause stomach upset. The leaves when infused have febrífuge properties. The fruits have been used as purgatives against constipation. The tincture has been used lately in herbal medicine as a remedy for depression. The plant also contains iridoid glucosides.

  1. On my first glimpse I thought you had gone into photography of food dishes then the deception between my eyes revealed the flower.

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