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Old Mar 1, 2015, 6:42 AM   #1
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Default February 28, 2015: Celosia


"Celosia Spicata is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family. The plants are well known in East Africa’s highlands used ornamentally and for medicinal purposed believed to treat intestinal worms, blood diseases, mouth sores, eye problems. The seeds treat chest complaints and the flowers treat diarrhea. The leaves are used as dressings for boils and sores, and the boiled vegetables are said to be slightly diuretic."

Photographed by Lorenzo Cassina from United States

Camera: Nikon D80

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