I was just reading about a plant called 'siliphium' that is now extinct. It is a great shame that this particular plant is no longer with us when you read of it's many wonderful uses. Here is the list- Aside from uses in the kitchen as an ingredients in sauces and as a garnish it was also good at treating coughs, sore throats, fevers, indigestion, fluid retention, aches and pains. the sap was used to remove warts and other growths and was also useful against snake bites..... here is the best bit though 'when mixed with wine it was said to make serpents explode' !!!! Brilliant... also it put sheep to sleep and made goats sneeze. Other uses included restoring hair and treating leprosy.
It is no longer with us but grew when it did in Libya. I just went searching for images on the internet but as it is extinct it was a small and futile gander. Here is another picture just in case.
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