The Rao Jodha Desert Park surrounds the Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan in India.
It is an incredible story of THE DESERT BLOOMING and the interesting retrieval of a Rocky Desert from the clutches of Invasive weeds /shrubs and trees.
The beautiful all marble Jaswant Thada looks over one of several lakes in the Desert Park along with hundreds of endemic desert flora and fauna.
A galaxy of names from Desert Apple, Giant Swallow Wort, Milkweed, Apple of Sodom, Rubber Bush, ( English) , Ark ( Hindi) , Calotropis Procera ( scientific) are used to address these Desert Blooms.
You can get a vast amount of Information on these beautiful flowers if you Google any of the names mentioned above..
The milky sap it exudes gives it the name Milkyweed, whereas the green apple like fruits give it the name Apple of Sodom.
The rubbery large leaves of the Ark, however. are used by the camel herders or the RAIKA ( do see my blog on this amazing community) for drinking Camel’s milk.
Not only do these beautiful plants look good they also improve the fertility of the soil by retaining water in the soil.
These beautiful blossoms along with other parts of the bush ( leaves, roots, bark) have a large number of medical uses.
They provide an herbal remedy to asthma, fevers , paralysis and swellings.
Nature provides a remedy for all human ailments.
Even the Rocky Deserts of Rajasthan are enchanting provided we take a close look.