Plectranthus madascariensis 'Lynne' - This species is used in traditional medicine to treat coughs, colds and scabies. The pungent leaves and branches of Plectranthus species in general are sometimes hung around the home or rubbed on window sills to ward off flies.

Plectranthus madascariensis 'Lynne' - This species is used in traditional medicine to treat coughs, colds and scabies. The pungent leaves and branches of Plectranthus species in general are sometimes hung around the home or rubbed on window sills to ward off flies.

Jasminum angulare - protects against lightning

Jasminum angulare - protects against lightning

Argyrolobium tomentosum - impetus divining power

Argyrolobium tomentosum - impetus divining power

Thunbergia alata - back and muscle pain, eye inflammation

Thunbergia alata - back and muscle pain, eye inflammation

Ajuga ophrydis- Ajuga is traditionally used to treat female sterility and painful menstruation

Ajuga ophrydis- Ajuga is traditionally used to treat female sterility and painful menstruation

Salvia scabra - Salvia scabra is no exception and its use by Xhosa people as a medicine for infants and as a purgative, in the form of a leaf paste or roots steeped in water, has been recorded.

Salvia scabra - Salvia scabra is no exception and its use by Xhosa people as a medicine for infants and as a purgative, in the form of a leaf paste or roots steeped in water, has been recorded.

Eucomis bicolor Eucomis species are commonly known for their medicinal anti-inflammatory properties and are, therefore, used in traditional medicinal treatments. E. bicolor is used to treat colic.

Eucomis bicolor Eucomis species are commonly known for their medicinal anti-inflammatory properties and are, therefore, used in traditional medicinal treatments. E. bicolor is used to treat colic.

Kniphofia rooperi- Traditionally the rootstock of Kniphofia rooperi was used as a good luck charm by African children. It is also used in traditional healing to treat chest complaints

Kniphofia rooperi- Traditionally the rootstock of Kniphofia rooperi was used as a good luck charm by African children. It is also used in traditional healing to treat chest complaints

Crassula capitella roots are powdered and used to heal wounds.

Crassula capitella roots are powdered and used to heal wounds.

Pelargonium rapaceum - The large tubers are roasted in hot ashes and are very popular in Namaqualand as a staple food, which is where it gets its name bergpatat and bergaartappel meaning ‘mountain potato’. The plant is also used medicinally as an anti-diarrhoeic.

Pelargonium rapaceum - The large tubers are roasted in hot ashes and are very popular in Namaqualand as a staple food, which is where it gets its name bergpatat and bergaartappel meaning ‘mountain potato’. The plant is also used medicinally as an anti-diarrhoeic.

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