A Blue Jaracanda tree in full bloom in Plaza de Mayo, facing the Cabildo building. The Jaracanda is native to sub-tropical regions of South America. The tree’s name comes from the Guarani language and means ‘fragrant.’
Medicinal uses of the Jacaranda include as an anti-septic, antiparasitic, antispasmodic and for use in the treatment of tumors.
The delicate tree is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) threatened species list.
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