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.
Aloe vera (Barbados aloe) is an intensely bitter herb that controls fungal infection, is anti-inflammatory, and promotes healing. It also destroys intestinal parasites and stimulates the uterus.
Aloe arborescens (kransaalwyn, krans-aloe, unhlabana) leaf extracts show significant wound healing, antibacterial, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and hypoglycaemic activity.
Datura stramonium (Bloustinkblaar, Jimson weed, iloyi) is widely used for headaches, asthma, wounds, sores and boils. It is poisonous and various cases of human poisoning have been reported.
Aloe maculata (Seepaalwyn, Soap Aloe, Icena) has a wide range of uses in traditional medicine for both people and animals. It is also edible and is a good addition to any eco-garden.