Aloe ferox (Bitteraalwyn, Bitter Aloe, iNhlaba) is one of the best known muthi plants of southern Africa boasting a long history of medicinal and magical use. It is a good addition to an eco-garden.
Aloe cooperi subsp. cooperi (Grasaalwyn, Grass Aloe) is used for people in traditional medicine, eaten as a food, and for cattle in a magical sense. It is a good addition to a eco-garden.
Agapanthus africanus (Kleinbloulelie, Miniature Agapanthus) is used medicinally and magically. It is a popular eco-gardening plant.
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.
Aloe arborescens (kransaalwyn, krans-aloe, unhlabana) leaf extracts show significant wound healing, antibacterial, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and hypoglycaemic activity.
Plumbago auriculata (Blou Syselbos, Leadwort, umabophe) is used extensively as a magical plant and for treating wounds, skin disorders, and headaches. It is a popular eco-garden plant that attracts birds and butterflies.
Schotia brachypetala (Huiboerboon, Tree Fuchsia) is used in traditional medicine and in rites. It is a popular garden subject that attracts a variety of wildlife to the garden.
Clivia miniata (Boslelie, Bushlily, Umayime) is used medicinally and as a charm against evil spirits. It is a useful addition to an eco-garden.
A condensed Cotyledon orbiculata monograph, including its known uses in traditional medicine and its botanical information.