It is really
amazing, I never imagined I could write my memories about nine [yup, nine!]
plants. Each plant has a special place in my heart, although I won’t
say that about the Drumstick plant in a positive sense.
search the medicinal usage of the Drumstick plant, you will find they are countless.
Name the disease and Drumstick seems to be holding a cure. That includes all
from common fever to impotence.
There was a
nice garden around our bungalow. Drumstick plant stood there close to the
fence. As a young boy I climbed it. I stood on one branch while holding the
upper one. It took less than a minute for the lower branch to break, not
tolerating the weight of a young boy! As the lower branch broke, the upper to
broke, it could not take my weight. [Just in case this is making you guess that
I must have been overweight, the fact is otherwise. I was actually underweight
for my age.]
should attempt to climb this plant, the wood of Drumstick plant is very soft
and can’t take any weight. So I hit the ground with a thud, with bruises all
over. The dispensary was only a few feet away.
problem was that my father, a doctor, was going to attend to my injuries. I
leave the rest to your imagination; climbing the Drumstick tree was not a
pleasant experience. Nor was facing my father with a failed adventure and bruises
Drumstick plant has numerous medicinal properties? Blah! ‘It is injurious to
health!’ Ask me!!
[Pic courtesy internet]
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