Adam’s Needle Palm Yucca
Max. Height: 87cm |
☘ Origin: Southern North America
☘ Family: Asparagus
☘ Botanical Name: Yucca
☘ Common Name(s): Adam’s Needle · Needle Palm · Dagger Plant · Aloe Yucca
According to the Native Americans, a Yucca symbolizes transmutation, protection and purification. It also symbolizes strength, loyalty and new opportunities.
Adam’s Needle: It is a slow-growing evergreen with sharp-tipped, sword-shaped leaves. One brush against it and you will find out how apt its common name truly is!
It brings a very peaceful and wise energy into your home. The feng shui uses for this plant generally relate to upwardness because its form is often upward.
Adam's Needle is one of many plants in existence that can be used to stun and kill fish for hunting and collecting. The Cherokee indigenous people used Adam's Needle for this purpose. To stun and kill fish, an extraction of Adam's Needle roots and leaves is prepared, and then poured into a stream or a pond. The contained fish toxin results in floating fish that are easy to collect.
☘ When placed indoors, Yucca has notable air cleaning properties and is able to remove toxins from the air.
☘ Medicinal uses: The high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants present in the plant boosts the immune system and overall health, protecting us from cell mutations and free radical damage. Yucca is used for osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, inflammation of the intestine (colitis), high cholesterol, stomach disorders, diabetes, and liver and gallbladder disorders.