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Lagerstroemia speciosa, Lagerstroemia flos reginae, Queens Crape Myrtle, Queens flower, Pride of India, Banaba.

Lagerstroemia speciosa, Lagerstroemia flos reginae

Queens Crape Myrtle, Queens flower, Pride of India, Banaba.
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: India
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This is a beautiful tropical flowering tree with flowers that are are pink, purple or purplish - pink. The fruit is oval, about one inch long and splits in six pieces when mature. The seeds are small and have winged flaps. The reddish brownwood is used for home building, furniture, boots, etc. Medicinal uses - roots are used for stomach problems. Tea of the leaves is used against diabetes mellitus and for weight loss. Leaves are able to lower blood sugar, effective in weight loss.

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