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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Clerodendrum glabrum
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Applied in a magical sense.
Clerodendrum glabrum is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree which can reach heights of up to 12m high. It has dark green, smelly leaves and masses of bell-shaped white to mauve scented flowers are borne in summer. These are followed by masses of yellow berries that attract many birds to the garden, although the berries are a yellowish-white colour when mature they are green when young. Clerodendrum glabrum also attracts many moths and butterflies, making it a splendid feature for any garden. It is ideal for container planting, as a hedge in the garden or as a feature tree. It grows in sun to semi-shade and it is both drought and frost hardy. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Clerodendrum glabrum is one of the South African rain trees. The 'rain' is caused by insects like frog-hoppers which suck moisture from branches and then excrete water drops which fall on the ground.
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.