A gorgeous and fragrant plant, this flower has been used for many medicinal applications, as well as decoration and other applications in the food industry. In Hawaii, the long-lasting flowers are used in leis because of their retained shape and color. It has been recommended in traditional medicine for a variety of respiratory ailments including acute bronchitis, whooping cough, and bronchial asthma. It has also been used as a support for kidney problems and urinary tract ailments. Carribean folk medicine cites these flowers as a reproductive and prostate aid. Manuscripts dating back to the 1870’s speak highly of the Globe Amaranth roots, specifically as a treatment for digestive and respiratory tract issues. They were also said to act as a stimulant. Enjoy these gorgeous flowers as a tea or in a bath.