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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Eucomis comosa var. comosa
Indications: Administered to people only. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Eucomis comosa is a very hardy, deciduous, bulbous plant with a rosette of attractive, broad, strap-like leaves with a pinkish cast. The spikes of sweetly scented, creamy-white or pink flowers with attractive purple ovaries are borne from October to February. (Wildflower Nursery)
Growing Eucomis comosa
Eucomis comosa grows best in full sun in either damp or dry spots. It is an excellent garden plant and is also used in traditional medicine.
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/eucomis-comosa/. Accessed on 2020/01/06