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Imphepho: African Ancestral Medicine
Imphepho: Ancient African Plant Medicine & Herb
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A smudging herb that is an important plant to the shamans of Southern African or Sangoma’s.  The smoke is used in ritual to invoke trance and to speak with the ancestral guardians. Perfect for your Ancestral Altar! It is traditionally used for its sedative properties for insomnia, to relieve headaches and tension as well as for coughs, colds, fever and headaches. Sometimes used by inhaling the smoke or the herb is made into a tea using the leaves, which is drunk to cleanse organs, including the liver and kidneys, and helps to relieve headaches, fever, coughs, colds, and flu.


Magical Indigenous Uses:

  • Rituals to invoke ancestors
  • Ancestral Offering
  • Brings clarity and calm mind with intention
  • Fumigate sick rooms
  • Calms  Anxiety and Sleep issues
  • Skin healing

    * All imphepho varieties that we offer work very well for ancestral practices.

    Mountain Gold: Is more abundant in yellow flowers and has a beautifully strong aroma when burning. 

    Mountain Sliver: Has a slightly sweeter scent and works well for anxiety and insomnia. 

    Water Imphepho: Is a rare imphepho species that grows near the rivers and seas. Great for harnessing the energetic vibration of water.

    Medical Disclaimer

    Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.