Latin Name : Pteronia Incana
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Plant: A dense low shrub that has highly fragrant light grey leaves. It grows in deep, silty soils that are often derived from shales, with leaves that are covered in woolly whitish hairs and single flower heads. It is the most well known of the 70 species of Pteronia, a genus of small woody shrubs from Southern Africa. It is endemic to South Africa and occurs all the way from East London in the Eastern Cape, throughout the Western Cape up to the Namibian border in the Northern Cape.
Uses: the plant has anti microbial and anti inflammatory properties and is used for respiratory infections. It has traditionally been used to treat influenza, fever, kidney ailments and backache. Inhaling steam with the essential oil acts as an expectorant.
Aromatic Notes: Complex, wild, herbaceous scent reminiscent of the African Bush.