I need to make a retraction. I posted and article called Grains of the Gods where I elucidated the benefits of Quinoa, and Amaranth. The information is valid, but the plant that I had selected to photograph was not Quinoa, Doh! I had mistaken Burdock for Quinoa, and they are not the same. Burdock does have medicinal value, and is a useful plant, but it isn't the topic of the elucidation. These are Quinoa plants.