Tetradenia riparia is used as a traditional remedy for cough, respiratory problems, stomach ache, diarrhoea, dropsy, angina pectoris, fever, malaria and dengue fever, yaws, headache, toothache and as an antiseptic.
Drosera capensis extracts of the leaves were used externally for warts, corns and sunburn. Disorders such as tuberculosis, asthma, coughs, eye and ear infection, liver pain, morning sickness, stomach conditions, syphilis, toothache and intestinal problems were treated internally with teas or extracts made from the leaves.
Rauvolfia caffra is used to manage tumors and other diseases associated with oxidative stress. Pieces of bark are chewed to treat coughs. The latex is used to treat diarrhoea and other stomach ailments.