Images of Sempervivum tectorum, Hen-and-chicks, house leek, common house leek. Commonly grown as a houseplant or sun-loving succulent, the common house link has long been used as a folk remedy for its cooling effects in the case of fevers, colds, and externally for inflammation and boils. These images were taken at a traditional Quechua home in Ollantaytambo in Peru. Click on thumbnail for larger view.
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