An Overview of Blue Ipomea purpurea Bindweed
Plants in the family Convolvulaceae, such as Ipomoea tricolor and Mexican morning glory, are indigenous to the tropics of the New World. Still, they are naturally found in many other places as well. Usually 2 to 4 meters tall, it is an annual or perennial herbaceous vine.
What is more to love:
- The morning glory plant gets its name from its beautiful, delicate
- The flowers bloom in the morning
- Unfortunately, beauty is often fleeting
- After a single day, the flowers begin to fade two hours before the sun sets
Benefits of Blue Ipomea purpurea
Blue Ipomoea, also known as blue morning glory or blue bindweed, is a flowering plant traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Here are some potential benefits of blue Ipomoea:
- Promotes relaxation: Blue Ipomoea has been traditionally used as a natural sedative to promote peace and improve sleep quality.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Studies have shown that extracts of blue Ipomoea possess potent anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
- Supports respiratory health: Blue Ipomoea has been traditionally used to support respiratory health, particularly for conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
- Antioxidant properties: Blue Ipomoea contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.
- Boosts cognitive function: Some research suggests that blue Ipomoea may help to improve cognitive function and memory recall.
- Supports digestive health: Blue Ipomoea has been traditionally used to support digestive health and may help to alleviate symptoms of constipation and bloating.
It's important to note that more research is needed to understand the potential benefits of blue Ipomoea fully, and it should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. Considering blue Ipomoea for its potential health benefits, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional first.
How to sow and care for Blue Ipomea purpurea
Behind the threat of past frosts and warm soil, morning glory seeds can be sown directly in the garden. Seeds should be sown indoors about four to six weeks before the last frost in your area. Water spinach seeds have relatively hard seed coats, so soak them in water overnight or point them out before sowing. Water spinach seeds should be sown about 1cm deep and given about 1531cm. distance. When they are about 6 inches tall, you can help curl the plants.
You can simply let the plants spill over the rims of the growing containers in hanging baskets. Water spinach is also very easy to care for. Once established, they require very little care. You should keep the soil moist, but not too wet. If the weather gets dry, water them every two to three days. In warmer regions, potted plants may need extra watering. Simply remove spent flowers as they wilt or any vines that die after the first frost in fall to reduce seeding and control unwanted spread.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Blue Ipomea purpurea Seeds
- Season: late spring or early summer
- USDA Zones: 2-11
- Days to Harvest: 120 days
- Soil Type: well-drained soil
- Temperature: 18° degrees Celsius
- Scientific Name: Ipomoea
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Solanales
- Family: Convolvulaceae
- Genus: Ipomoea
- Species: purpurea
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