I chose these plants due to the variety of medical conditions they can be used to treat.
Cotyledon orbiculata, pig’s ear, Crassulaceae – the leaves and leaf juice are a cure for worms, toothache, warts, boils and epilepsy when applied directly on a ected areas. However, its application internally could be harmful due to the plant’s toxicity.
Crinum x powellii, Amaryllidaceae can be used as a cure for skin irritations, fevers, bladder and kidney diseases, colds and rheumatism. But, its ongoing use is not recommended due to the possibility of toxicity.
Gloriosa superba, Colchicaceae is used to treat intestinal worms, bruises, infertility, skin problems and impotence. However, research shows that all parts of this plant are extremely poisonous and ingestion could be fatal.
I have chosen Amaryllis belladonna, Amaryllidaceae because I love the way the strong red stems erupt from the earth and then produce such delicate pink owers