Medicinal use of CPs

From: Locsei Gabor (
Date: Fri Jan 29 1999 - 08:31:23 PST

Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 17:31:23 +0100 (CET)
From: Locsei Gabor <>
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Subject: Medicinal use of CPs

I found many interesting details about CPs as medicinal plants.
The following lines may explain many people's interest in the genus

D. rotundifolia: 'Used with advantage in whooping-cough, exerting a
peculiar action on the respiratory organs, useful in incipient phthisis,
chronic bronchitis, asthma etc., the juice is said to take away corns and
warts, and may be used to curdle milk. In America(!) it has been advocated
as a cure for old age, a vegetable extract is used together with colloidal
silicates in cases of arteriosclerosis.'
(Source: Grieve, Mrs M.(1931): A Modern Herbal. Tiger Books Intern., 1992)

A cure for old age? The Water of The Eternal Life?
But what are benefits of growing Nepenthes? Any guesses?

Have fun,


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