Gymnosporia heterophylla (Riffelstampendoring, Angular-stemmed Spike Thorn), formerly known as Maytenus heterophylla, has many applications in traditional medicine and it is one of the Top 25 traded plants at muthi markets and shops in its distribution area.
Dombeya rotundifolia var. rotundifolia (Gewone Drolpeer, Common Wild Pear, Nhliziyor) is used medicinally to cure many ailments in southern Africa and other parts of Africa. It is an ideal tree for a small garden.
Terminalia sericea is an important traditional medicine with a variety of applications. It is in the Top 25 traded plants in muthi markets and muthi shops in its distribution area.
Tribulus terrestris (Gewone Dubbeltjie, Puncture Vine) is a widely used and popular remedy for eczema, enlarged prostate, reproductive disorders, infertility, and many other ailments.
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.