Pig's ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Pig's ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)

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Credit: DR NEIL OVERY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pig's ear (Cotyledon orbiculata). The fleshy part of this plant's leaves are traditionally used by many Africans to soften and remove hard corns and warts. The heated leaves are used as a poultice for boils and other inflammations including earache. Photographed in Cape Town, South Africa.

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