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Gomphrena globosa

Mother Earth’s medicine chest is full of healing herbs of incomparable worth – Robin Rose Bennet

 It gives me an eternal bliss to write about an amazing flower, I am going to share with you all. Earth has in store for us plenty of heavenly bliss in the form of beautiful flowers and herbs. We just need to know the right to acknowledge them. 2020 has been a year full of tragedies, surprises and unprecedented ongoing crisis but 2020 also has a new hot favorites that is stress busters, anti-inflammatories, and good old detox. I eventually discovered that we are blessed with familiar, respectable names of natural remedies, supplements which can be made from flowers and if used right, helped reduce stress that all of us experience due to work, pollution and more. Now the question comes how do we know which flower is beneficial and how to use them? LET’S START WITH


One of these thrives in beauty is a blooming ‘Gomphrena globosa’ flower. Gomphrena is a bloomy little clove or round like structure flowers. These are commonly called Globe Amaranth or Bachelors Button in English is an annual plant that produces beautiful flowers in purple, white and red. These beautiful flowers  are called as Vadamalli in Tamil especially the purple variety is very commonly found in Tamil Nadu. It is called Botam Phul in Bengali, Raktha Mallika in Sanskrit, Gul-e-Makhmal in Hindi, Ummigonde in Kannada and Vaadamalli in Malayalam.


Versatile Attributes

  • Gomphrena Globosa are the pleasing flowers since the early 1700s with dominating LONG-LASTING colors such as pink, purple, magenta, red, orange, white, pink, baby pink and carmine. 
  • These are available in varied sizes ranging from six inches to two feet and are 1½-2″ long, clover-like blossoms are borne on upright spikes from summer through frost
  • The most interesting and cool features are these annual herbs are used as an ornament to make garlands and my personal favorite gajras. 
  • It is mainly used for stage decorations during marriages and also widely used during Onam, the famous Kerala festival to decorate pookolam.
  • it has Anti-fungal, Antioxidant, Anti-bacterial properties.

Home Remedies using Gomphrena Globosa

Using flowers or herbs for medicinal purpose take us back to our traditional culture of India.

  1. Fond of tea? this time try to give your tea a medicinal angle by adding some fresh or dried flowers of Gomphrena Globosa. it can treat bronchial issues and the edible leaves can treat hypertension.  
  2. Since it is having anti-bacterial properties, the whole can can also heal wounds.
  3. Since it is rich in anti-oxidants, it acts as a rose water for skin. It can prevent skin ageing also.



I have heard some people saying ‘they liked being in nature, but felt far away from it and this made me wonder why. My simple answer to them is you need fresh, cheerful and colorful dried flowers in your garden. FLOWERS that provide rich color and texture late into the summer is GOMPHRENA GLOBOSA will fit your bill. Prepare a place for this attractive annual in your garden. You’re going to love its cheerful everlasting blossoms.

How to grow in gardens? 

STEP 1: Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic, well-drained soil.

STEP 2: Directly sow the seeds in full sun in well-drained soil after the danger of frost.

STEP 3: Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.

STEP 4: As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day.

STEP5: Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution. Just make sure you have average like moisture and soil

This particular can prove to be your best buddy for your gardens as it acts as an magnet for bees, butterflies and various beneficial insects. Flowers are the most beautiful creatures of the universe. You will get everything you wish things more wonderful and remarkable then you dreamed of. All you need to do is take care of these little creatures. They will serve more than you can think of. 


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