Medicinal uses of bulbs.

John Bryan
Wed, 08 Jun 2005 15:26:29 PDT
I do not know if many or any are interested in the medicinal uses of
bulbs. If you are, then the book Zulu Medicinal Plants,  by Alan Haxton
Scott, Gillian Lewis and Anthony CXunningham and published by University
of Natal Pietermaritzburg (1990 in association with the National
Botanical Institute Cape Town, and University of Zululand Kwadlangezwa
will be of interest. Clivia miniata, as an example, can be used against
snakebite, and urinary complaints, and roasted bulbs of Crinum are used
to relieve pain of arthritis, varicose veins,  and backache. Fascinating
reading! The chemical constituents are given. I always think such
information is fun to read even if such are not used here in the USA.
Cheers, John E. Bryan

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