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Bain or more commonly known as coastal pigface can be found in some gardens. A carpet of closed, sleeping pigface flowers covers a large area in our garden. As soon as the sun shines directly on them they all open up to display their beauty. The juice produced by the leaves may be used to treat bites, stings or minor scalds. Squeeze the juice on the effected area for almost instant relief of pain. It really works!!

Bain or more commonly called coastal pigface is a succulent, ground hugging coastal plant but it thrives in our garden too. When the petals drop off, the fruiting base of the flower swells up. It has a sweet taste and were often eaten raw or dried by Indigenous people. Early European settlers used the fruits to make jam... more

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