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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Artemisia afra
Indications: Administered to people only. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Artemisia afra is one of the oldest indigenous medicinal plants. It is a moth repellent when placed in a cupboard and a natural insecticide spray can be made from all parts of this plant.
Artemisia afra has silver-grey leaves that are aromatic and has sprays of small white flowers at the tips of the stems. Prune back in winter for vigorous spring growth. An interesting plant to incorporate in a natural garden. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/artemisia-afra/. Accessed on 2020/01/06