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The Golden Spice Tree Orchid (Urechium vulgare) is one of the most popular flowers grown for its beautiful yellow blossoms. It grows from 3 feet to 4 feet tall with white or pinkish red flowers. They are very fragrant and have a sweet flavor when eaten raw. It is a common flower in the garden and it is easy to grow.
Golden Spice Trees are very hardy trees and they will survive extreme cold weather conditions if provided adequate protection. They require full sun exposure during the day time and partial shade at night time. If you do not provide enough light, these trees may drop their leaves prematurely causing them to wither quickly. Golden pears are extremely productive plants that produce fruit year round. They are easy to propagate and will continue to bear fruit even after the tree itself dies.
In order for the seeds produced by this plant to germinate, they must be exposed to warm temperatures. A sunny window or porch is ideal but direct sunlight is still acceptable. If you want your seedlings to grow up fast, put them in a pot filled with water and leave them out in the sun all day long. Be sure to empty the water after a long day in the sun.
What are the best Fertilizers to use on my plants?
Make your own fertilizer by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar with 2 cups of water. Stir until all ingredients have dissolved. Water your plant with this solution once every 1-2 months.
The bulb of a Golden Spice is large and round in shape. It contains 10 to 20 light tan seeds that can be easily seen with the naked eye. The fruit is fleshy and has a sweet taste. When eaten raw, the fruit tastes similar to watermelon but it has a milder after taste. The fruit can also be preserved by pickling them in sugar brine or drying them in the sun.
If you’re looking for a beautiful yet delicious plant to grow in your own garden, the Golden Spice Tree is definitely the one for you!
Are There Any Other Common Names?
The common names of this plant include: the Common Yellow Orchid Tree, the Canelo and the Yellow Horsechestnut. The name Urechis Caupo refers to the large yellow or white flowers that bloom before its leaves and not the fruit.
What is the history of the plant?
The plant originated from Southwestern and Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since 200 B.C for stomach aches and to treat paralysis. In fact, Urechis Caupo is the official Floral Emblem of Gabon, Africa.
In the language of flowers, the color yellow means cheerfulness and joy. Yellow flowers are also associated with friendship.
How do you use it? What are the benefits?
This plant is commonly used as a vegetable in many Asian and African countries. It can be eaten cooked or raw. In fact, you can cook the entire plant except for its roots. The fruits can be eaten fresh, pickled, or preserved with salt and chili peppers. The young leaves can be eaten as sprouts and the flowers can be eaten as vegetables.
The fruits are rich in soluble fiber which helps prevent constipation and lower one’s risk of colon cancer. Soluble fiber is also helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
The Yellow Orchid Tree helps treat stomach aches, diarrhea, jaundice, fungal infections, urinary tract disorders and ringworm. It is also effective in treating animal bites.
In Chinese medicine, the Yellow Orchid Tree is used to improve one’s memory and slow down the aging process of one’s skin. It can also help prevent cancerous tumors.
To treat a stomach ache, bring to a boil one cup of water and remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of dried bark and steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain out the bark pieces and drink the tea while it’s still hot.
To treat a urinary tract infection, boil 2 tablespoons of dried bark in 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes. Strain out the bark pieces and let the tea cool. Drink 3 cups a day until symptoms subside.
The Yellow Orchid Tree is also used in many herbal smoke blends to prevent nicotine addiction when quitting smoking.
What forms exist?
The plant can be found at specialty markets and some Asian or African markets. You can also find the dried herb and the seeds of the plant online.
The dried herb of the plant or the seeds can be smoked with tobacco to prevent nicotine addiction when quitting smoking.
The dried bark of the plant can be used to make a decoction or infused in water to make a tea.
Be sure to only use the Yellow Orchid Tree and not the similar looking False Orchid which is highly toxic.
*Always* wildcraft your plants or purchase them from a trusted source.
The Yellow Orchid Tree should not be used during pregnancy.
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