Saturday, February 14, 2009

Paraguayan Flower

The national flower of Paraguay is the "Mburucuyá" flower, or the Passion Fruit flower.

Paraguayans like to use the fruit to make juice, ice cream, and desserts.

The Brazilians have a drink made from the fruit that is used to treat asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and other tough coughs.

Other used of the Mburucuyá fruit are:
  • Natural sedative
  • Diruetic
  • For uninary infections
  • A heart tonic
My personal favorite?

Ice cream!


  1. well, you have been holding out on us! This is good stuff here, Ronda! Can't wait to read more.

  2. Very interesting. I am a "native" and didn´t even know that! (blushing) :)
    I have been following you on twitter and am glad to see you have a blog now. I´ll become your follower here too.
    What do you do in Luque? Are you missionaries too?

  3. Those are great pictures! Welcome to the world of blogging. Hope to see lots more posts!