Magnolia is an ancient tree. It actually appeared on the planet before bees did, the flowers have evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. #Magnolia #amazonica, is the particular species we use in our biojewels. These are evergreen flowering trees native to the lower western Amazon River Basin, including Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.
The flowers of many species of Magnolias are considered edible. In parts of England, the petals of "Magnolia grandiflora" are pickled and used as a spicy condiment. In Japan, the young leaves and flower buds of Magnolia hypoleuca are broiled and eaten as a vegetable. Older leaves are made into a powder and used as seasoning; also dried, whole leaves are placed on a charcoal brazier, filled with stuffings, and broiled. In other Asian cuisines, the buds are used to flavor rice and scent tea.
Magnolia trees have also been known to have medicinal uses, the bark and flower buds of Magnolia officinalis have long been used in traditional herbal Chinese medicine and homeopathic treatments. Our featured Magnolia Amazonica has been commonly used to relieve menstrual cramps, abdominal bloating and gas, nausea, and indigestion.The flower buds of Magnolia amazonica and officinalis are also an ingredient in formulas used to treat coughs and colds.
"Breathtaking natural elegance"
The process of creating biojewels starts at the collection of the organic materials, acquired in the Brazilian Amazon rain-forest by local farmers. The goods are collected from trees and branches that have naturally fallen to the ground due to wind, rain, etc. After the collection, they preserve the natural beauty of each piece, by natural processes called desiccation and skelletization. After this first step, a second group of local Artisans handles the metallization and gold bathing processes.The whole process is certified by the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources).
- All of the biojewels in Simply Nature's Collections are made with selected plants and trees that bring an added benefit to humans. They are either, medicinal, nutritional, spiritual or even delicious from the Brazilian Amazon preserved in 18k gold.
- Nickel & cadmium free.
- Handmade done in Brazil.