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Red Plume Ginger

Alpinia purpurata


"The bracts of Red Plume Ginger (alpinia purpurata) are plucked off and stuffed into an 8 oz bottle- when full it is covered with rubbing alcohol to cover completely. After a minimum of 5 days (as an herbalist I would recommend 2-4 weeks, myself) the plant material can be strained out and the resulting liniment is rubbed into the back to treat a slipped disk. Local folklore says this remedy can have good result within several days." see

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
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