Mexican Bird of Paradise Tree
Bird of Paradise flower or Caesalpinia Pulcherrina is native to Asia and Africa. In addition to beautiful, this plant also has many properties, such as a remedy for menstrual smooth, red eyes, diarrhea, ulcers, flatulence and hot seizures in children. For example, for diarrhea, skin stem peacock flower until finely then brewed with hot water. Nevertheless, pregnant women should not use peacock flower as medicine.
Aside from being a drug, peacock flower can also kill insects because of the presence of hydrogen sianid (a poisonous gas) has. This plant can be encountered in gardens or yard home as an ornamental plant.
Chemical content owned by these flowers is quite a lot, the tannin, gallic acid, resin, red substance and benzoic acid. On the leaves contained alkaloids, saponins, tannins, glucoside, and calcium oxalate. While in the bark contained Plumbagin, lumbagol, tannins, tanning substances, alkaloids, saponins and calcium oxalate. Multiplication plant is usually done using the seeds.
This plant is a shrub that has a height of 2-4 meters and has many branches. Wood is white and dense.
The leaves themselves is a compound leaf has a form pinnate even-numbered and two doubles with 4-12 pairs of leaves that are oval shaped breech, tipped round, base narrow, flat edge, and the upper surface is green, while the bottom surface bluish-green with a length of 1 -3.5 cm and a width of 0.5-1.5 cm. At night the leaves will fold up.
This plant has a compound interest length 15-50 cm, the color is red or yellow. Crown of interest can undergo metamorphosis into a tube crown.
The fruit of peacock flower is pea flat shape with a length of 6-12 cm and 1.5 cm wide which could contain 1-8 seeds we eat. Fruit that is old will be black.