Return Beat

2  838 - Copper Plum

We are seeing this beautiful tree returning to her naked hibernated state. She is regarded by the Chinese to be one of the four Flowers that represent our four Seasons. The four flowers are for their qualities:

 

  • The orchid whispers the growth in spring,
  • The lotus settles silently in the summer
  • The chrysanthemum celebrates the colours of autumn
  • The plum blossom waits patiently in the winter.

 

She produces an incredible fruit that is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Apparently, her extract is a potential contender for developing an oral antimicrobial agent to control or prevent dental diseases associated with several oral pathogenic bacteria.