Frangipani Flower - The Buddhist Temple Flower


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frangipaniThe flower is used in the Buddhist temples for offerings. It symbolizes the impermenance of all things and the transient nature of all life.

Native to Mexico, its sweet fragrance has been used for centuries. It is also very popular in Hawaii for festivals and events.

After being sundried, the flower is used to make a delicious tea. The medicinal properties have shown to relieve fever, diarrhea, and clearing the lungs.

The Frangipani blooms in April and May of each year. Below is a picture of Frangipani flowers and Water Lillies in a temple.




Frangipani Flower