Latin Name: Artemisia Afra
Magical Indigenous Uses:
Common Indigenous Names: Zengana (S Sotho), Lengana (Tswana), Umhlonyane (Xhosa), Mhlonyane (Zulu),
Plant: This soft aromatic multi-stemmed perennial shrub, with its soft greyish-green feathery leaves, is indigenous to the mountainous regions of South Africa and derives its name from the Greek goddess Artemis.
Fragrance: Super sweet herbaceous aroma and slightly woody
Uses: One of the oldest and best known medicinal plants, type of artemisia wormwood and is still used effectively today in South Africa by people of all cultures. The list of uses covers a wide range of ailments from coughs, colds, fever, loss of appetite, colic, headache, earache, intestinal worms to malaria, poor appetite, intestinal worms, constipation and gout.
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