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    Tea, Anyone?

    Looking at this most excellent webpage, I learned that D. capensis leaves were used to make tea.

    What is the value of this tea? What other carnivorous plants have uses? I know Pinguicula leaves have been used to curdle milk, and Venus Flytrap bulbs are prized for their supposed medicinal properties. What else? How about we draw a cutrain between fact and fiction.

    If Capensis tea is any good, then I, for one, wish to try some

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    Not a food but nepenthes pitchers are used as water sources and jugs.

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    Oh cool
    I think Drosera rotundifolia is used to treat coughs

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    Apparently rotundifolia have medicinal properties too.
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    Heliamphora can cure cooties! Edwardsiana can cure any disease, to bad its so rare. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeliLover View Post
    Not a food but nepenthes pitchers are used as water sources and jugs.
    I believe there was a thread about people putting rice into pitchers.
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    Really? I have never heard that. Thats interesting.

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