Latin Name: Eriocephalus Africanus
Plant: This small multi-branched shrub has clusters of small hairy silver leaves and dense white flowers and fluffy white seed tufts, hence the ‘snow’ (‘kapok’ – Afrikaans) name. It grows mainly in the Namaqualand, Western and Eastern Cape.
Uses: It has traditionally been used in herbal form as a diuretic to treat edema and stomach ailments by the Khoi and early Cape settlers. It is believed to have sedative qualities, act as a relaxant and a mood enhancer when inhaled.
Letting go of negative emotions
Healing addictive personalities traits
- Helps elevate low mood