Crocosmia aurea, an iris family plant native to South Africa, has several edible uses. Its orange flowers produce edible yellow dye for coloring foods. East Africans treat malaria with a beverage made from its leaf sap and corms, and a rheumatism-treating drink from its roots.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.