Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Horsetail


Tsukushi or Horsetail is a non-flowering weed, sole surviving member of a plant family which grew in abundance some 300 million years ago. Members of this family gave rise to many of coal deposits, we have today. 

Verdant greens
Morphed into black gold
Magic wand of time

Horsetail looks like a bottle brush due to its bristle like appearance.

Out in the meadow
Mom hunting for right size
A perfect bottlebrush

This plant is acknowledged as a valuable and effective remedy to many diseases in various systems of medicines.

Nature’s healing power
Bottled in green
For those who seek

Picture and information from: Google Search

51 comments:

  1. A poor neglected weed gets poetic treatment in your elegant verses!!!!

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  2. Wow Meenakshi. Valueable infomation given poetically. Kya baat hai !!

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    1. Thanks Ma'am! Even I didn't know about this weed, untill it came over as prompt. I decided to dig it before writing.

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  3. lovely emotional lines packed in evocative words.

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  4. Love the way you delve into the essence of the topic rather than summing it up superficially . The sets are wonderful ! :)

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    1. Thanks Maliny for recognizing my efforts.

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  5. WOW!!! Superb Haiku! Infact both of us, Rohan and myself, Love the way with ease you write haiku... Keep writing :)

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    1. Oh! I will remember this compliment for long time. I appreciate, truly!

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  6. very very good....love the 'morphed into black gold'....I read that if an animal grazes on too much horsetail, it may poison him....so I wonder, how can it be good for human health?! I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,,,,,

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    1. What I have collected from net that this weed is good for human beings if taken under 6gm daily. Its topical application is also good for hair and skin. But while grazing, animals do not go for this warning ;)

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  7. Green surely has a strong healing power !!!

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  8. Love this... your really did your research. Very good.

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  9. Wow these are great! Each one highlights another aspect of the plant. I enjoyed the 'morphed into black gold'!

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  10. Interesting trivia, loved the idea of informative Haiku triplet Meenakshi :)

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    1. Thanks Reshma, Actually this weed was alien to me. When I searched about it, I thought it would be a good idea to share with all.

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  11. Very much like your first haiku best. Lovely to put them in that context. I knew of the prehistoric connection but not to coal. Interesting :)

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  12. such a wonderful set.. glad i dropped by. really loved the "Magic wand of time" ^^

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  13. You are going more n more into japanese language and its culture...good good

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    1. Japanese are legendary about their love for nature.

      Thanks a lot!

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  14. very interesting facts given in few words. lovely.

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  15. First of all great info. I was not knowing anything about it. first one was really amazing magic wand of time .

    Travel India

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  16. great haiku to make understand this weed Horsetail,thanks for that

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  17. hmmm...honestly speaking i'm not really into all these botanical haiku stuff...all goes over my head...will be looking forward to reading some nice fiction from you.

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  18. All wonderful. My favorite is the last one. It has a magic to it.

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  20. Lovely, Meenakshi. A weed with such a rich history. Wonder why it is a weed when it has acknowledged medicinal properties. Are what you've written haikus? Very nice. BTW the horsetail reminds me of a tree we have in NZ with red bottle brush flowers - the pahutakawa.

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  21. loved the plant as well as the poem.please keep them coming

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  22. Who would've thought a weed could have so many dimensions to it! Each Haiku is beautiful and elegant.

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  23. ...poor weed had to wait for 300 million years for these beautiful expressions!

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  24. Wow...you gave life to a bold weed thrusting slowly dying beneath the earth...Very beautiful and meaningful haiku!!

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  25. Lovely. Few words in your haiku made a lot of impact, like black gold and bottlebrush.

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