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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Elephantorrhiza elephantina
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Elephantorrhiza elephantina is an undergorund tree (suffrotex) that will lend particular charm to a grassland garden. Flowers in the form of catkins are produced at ground level as well as the big, flat reddish seedpods. The red roots were once used for tanning. Elephantorrhiza elephantina requires a well-drained soil and enough space for the rootstock to develop. (Credit: 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.