Combretaceae, Quisqualis indica, Rangoon creeper, Chinese honeysuckle
The Rangoon creeper in Clementinas is blooming, this is just the start of it. I’ll put up another photo in a few days when its full on. Despite its spectacular flower display, the Rangoon creeper reportedly has an edible fruit that tastes like almonds. The Rangoon creeper’s principal use is as medicine. Roots, seeds or fruit are used to alleviate diarrhea, and also used as an antihelmintic, to expel parasites. Fruits can be used against nephritis, an inflammation of the kidney often due to infections, toxins or auto-immune disease. Leaves can be made into a tea to relieve fever pains. The roots are used as a treatment for rheumatism.