Plumbago auriculata is used traditionally to treat warts, broken bones and wounds. It is taken as a snuff for headaches and as an emetic to dispel bad dreams.

Plumbago auriculata is used traditionally to treat warts, broken bones and wounds. It is taken as a snuff for headaches and as an emetic to dispel bad dreams.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato) has been used as a traditional medicine in South Africa and probably the best known muti plant in the country.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato) has been used as a traditional medicine in South Africa and probably the best known muti plant in the country.

Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi harvested for traditional medicine.

Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi harvested for traditional medicine.

Colchicum capense contains the alkaloid colchicine which is used pharmaceutically to treat gout and Familial Mediterranean fever. Used medicinally by the Southern Sothos as ointment for the sore ears.

Colchicum capense contains the alkaloid colchicine which is used pharmaceutically to treat gout and Familial Mediterranean fever. Used medicinally by the Southern Sothos as ointment for the sore ears.

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.

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.

Halleria lucida is used in  traditional medicine for skin and ear complaints. Dry leaves are soaked in water and squeezed into the ear to relieve earache.

Halleria lucida is used in traditional medicine for skin and ear complaints. Dry leaves are soaked in water and squeezed into the ear to relieve earache.

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.

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.

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.

All parts of Pelargonium tomentosum are astringent. The fresh leaves are used externally as a poultice for bruises and sprains.

All parts of Pelargonium tomentosum are astringent. The fresh leaves are used externally as a poultice for bruises and sprains.

Eriocephalus africanus  is recommended in traditional practice as a diuretic for the treatment of oedema, as a remedy for gynaecological and gastric disorders, as a diaphoretic and haemostatic.

Eriocephalus africanus is recommended in traditional practice as a diuretic for the treatment of oedema, as a remedy for gynaecological and gastric disorders, as a diaphoretic and haemostatic.

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