orchid (Fevers and burns)

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many or­chids are in­cred­i­bly rare, and the Coel­og­yne ni­tida, which grows in the Hi­malayas, is used to treat fevers and burns. sadly, the plants are un­der threat be­cause it is of­ten col­lected un­sus­tain­ably. ‘If peo­ple can de­velop the knowl­edge to cul­ti­vate them on farms, then they wouldn’t need to pick the wild ones,’ says El­lie.

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