WORMWOOD - AFRICAN, Wilde Als (Afr), Umhlonyane (Zu), Lengana (Sotho) Scientific Name:
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Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Indigenous to South Africa.
- Rigid stems, up to 1.8m, grows in clumps.
- Leaves - soft, dark green, covered in whitish bristles.
- Blossoms in late summer - bracts of inconspicuous, butter-colored flowers.
- Deciduous. Full sun. Drought tolerant.
- Prune at the end of winter to encourage new growth in spring.
- Enemas, poultices, vapor, infusions, body washes, lotions, smoked, snuffed or drunk as a tea. Bitter taste.
- Blood purifier - acne and boils.
- Colds, headaches, coughs, fever, earache, malaria, diabetes meilitus, intestinal parasites, stomach disorders, loss of appetite, colic.
- Insert fresh leaves into the nostrils to clear blocked nasal passages and place leaves in socks for sweaty feet.
- Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, pain-relieving - wormwood dressing of hot leaves bound over sprains, arthritic and rheumatic swellings.
- Tea - disinfect cuts and grazes.
- Moth, insect and flea repellent.
- Dried powdered wormwood deters ants.
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