Received a sweet little parcel from Japan the other day. Thank you Coco. Coco’s blog is a favorite peaceful spot to visit.
I already planted the Cardiospermum seeds, and I learned that the name means heart seed. The seeds are beautiful and unusual looking, with a little white heart on them. I also learned that this plant is used medicinally for treating skin conditions. The seeds and leaves contain triterpenoids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect. Creams are made with the plant to treat eczema and dryness. They are also grown ornamentally, and are sometimes called Balloonvine. I planted them right away, and look forward to growing little balloons : )
With email being so heavily relied on, it really is such a satisfying, simple thing to exchange mail.