Agave americana (Blougaringboom, century plant, umhlaba) is a healing anti-inflammatory, diuretic herb with hormonal and insecticidal constituents. It acts mainly on the digestive system and lowers fever by increasing perspiration.
Mimosa pudica (kruidtjie-roer-my-nie, sensitive plant) is not indigenous to southern Africa but it is nevertheless used in traditional medicine for children’s disorders, insomnia and nervousness.
Leonotis leonurus (wilde dagga, wild dagga) is widely used to treat colds, coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and jaundice. Leaves are smoked for epilepsy and headaches. It is a colourful addition to the eco-garden.
Ekebergia capensis (Essenhout, Dogplum, Mmidibidi) is a beautiful medium-sized tree with many uses for respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders. It also has magical uses.