Nicaragua - People and places: Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy

Cardo Santo...Mexican Pricklypoppy



Here is a flower you will see quite a bit right right now in Nicaragua, in April and May, before the barren fields are plowed and planted.  It's called Mexican Pricklypoppy.  It has medicinal properties to reduce fever, cure ulcers and even help asthma.

Aquí está una flor que se mira bastante ahorita en Nicaragua, en Abril y Mayo, antes que los campos se siembren.  Se llama Cardo Santo.  Tiene propiedades medicinales: reducir la fiebre, curar úlceras y amortiguar el asma.