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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Hypoxis colchicifolia
Administered to people only. Corms are used for impotence and barrenness. Hot corm infusions are taken as emetics against bad dreams caused by a weak heart.
Applied in a magical sense. Infusions are also taken as love charm emetics and are administered for hysterical fits. Ground corms are placed in food to kill small vermin and whole corms are put into snake holes as traps.
Caution: Corms are reputed by the Zulu to be very poisonous and to cause temporary insanity.
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.