Monday 10 March 2014

Fleeceflower Plant With Its Human Shaped Fruits [Video]

Nature can sometimes come up with her own miracles leaving us dumbfounded. Later, we may even question the authenticity of this product of nature, as many have been doing in case of the female shaped Narilatha flowers.
One is presently referring to the sweet marvel of nature — the Chinese Fleeceflower plant. This plant is actually a knotweed but its roots look remarkably like a human body.
The human shaped root of the amazing Chinese Fleeceflower was first spotted by aman named Fan in a vegetable stall in a town in China's eastern Shandong Province few years ago.
The root attached to a Chinese Fleeceflower plant depicted a naked man and woman in all their natural glory with even the most intimate details in the exact places.
According to the man who discovered the tubers in the vegetable stall, the human shaped roots appears just as it was when the Chinese Fleeceflower plant was pulled out of the ground.
Skeptics might question and even suspect a human hand at work behind the scene, like they have done in case of female shaped Narilatha flowers as being Photoshopped images.
One of them said he felt the male and female shaped fleece flower tubers had first been formed in molds. And when they were fully formed they were taken out and then planted in the ground for a while to let them grow out a little.
But the Chinese owner insists the human shaped root is completely the product of Mother Nature, unlike what is claimed about the Narilatha flowers.
Fan was so fascinated with his find he is reported to have paid 600 yuan ($62) to buy it. Curious visitors now travel several miles to have a glimpse of the foot-long veggie couple on display at his home.
Reportedly, another such root was discovered in Langzhong, China two years ago. Stunned farmer Zheng Dexun dug up a fleece-flower plant and found one of its roots shaped like a human being.
According to a Telegraph source, the eerie-looking plant, measuring 62 centimeters in length, has clearly defined arms, legs and head.
Zheng said: "I don't know whether it is good or bad to dig out a Chinese knotweed that looks like a human. I'd better put it back in the earth!”
The Chinese Fleeceflower has its health benefits too. It’s beneficial in treating blood deficiencies, chronic malaria, split-personality symptoms, hyperlipidemia, neurasthenia, premature white hair, nerve injuries and constipation.
It’s also useful in relieving heat toxicity, treatment of sores, carbuncles, eczema, gaiter, scrofula and inflammation of lymph nodes.
Other health benefits include fighting aging, improving the immune system, assisting bowel movements, controlling serum cholesterol level, reversing hardening of arteries and regulating blood sugar.
Further, it also helps in stimulating adrenal cortex, regulating epinephrine and norepinephrine, improving the growth of red blood cells, protecting the liver function, inhibiting TB, diarrhea and influenza.
The above extensive health benefits of the Chinese Fleeceflower are well known in Asia where it is a favorite dietary supplement. The boiled extract of Fleeceflower tuber is believed to reduce cholesterol and fight heart disease.
The root is also sold as a diet food to help reduce obesity. Now even the Western world is harnessing the ever-growing range of the roots of the Chinese Fleeceflower plant for its extensive health benefit

The Nariphon , also known as Makaliphon is a tree in Buddhist mythology which bears fruit in the shape of young female creatures. The maidens grow attached by their head from the tree branches.This tree grows at the Himaphan, a mythical forest where the female fruits are enjoyed by the Gandharvas who cut the fruits and take them away. The Nariphon is also mentioned in the Vessantara Jataka in which Indra placed these trees around the grove where the Bodhisattva Vessantara meditated.

Chinese Fleece-flower plant’s human-shaped roots
Perfectly-formed: The naked man and woman found in the Chinese Fleece-flower root.

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