Synaptolepis kirkii – Uvuma-omhlope

Synaptolepis kirkii – Uvuma-omhlope
FAMILY: Thymelaeaceae GENUS: Synaptolepis SPECIES: Kirkii COMMON NAMES: Uvuma-omhlope Synaptolepis kirkii is a multi-branched shrub with dark brown, nearly black stems and blue-green spear shaped leaves.  The plant has a dark blue-green color, while the large, fibrous...

Ocimum sanctum – Holy Basil

Ocimum sanctum – Holy Basil
FAMILY: Lamiaceae GENUS: Ocimum SPECIES: Sanctum, Tenuiflorum COMMON NAMES: Holy Basil, Tusli, Tulasi, Madura-tala Ocimum sanctum, or holy basil, is an aromatic plant that is native to the tropics of Asia and Africa, and is widespread as a cultivated plant and weed....

Galbulimima belgraveana – Agara

Galbulimima belgraveana – Agara
FAMILY: Himantandraceae GENUS: Galbulimima SPECIES: Belgraveana COMMON NAMES: Agara, Kombe, Galbulimima Galbulimima belgraveana is an unbuttressed tree that grows up to 90 feet in height. The bark is very aromatic, gray-brown in color, quite scaly, and about 1/2 inch...

Silene capensis – African Dream Root

Silene capensis – African Dream Root
FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae GENUS: Silene SPECIES: Capensis COMMON NAMES: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu Silene capensis is a plant native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  It is regarded by the Xhosa people as a sacred plant. It is...

Artemisia vulgaris – Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris – Mugwort
FAMILY: Compositae GENUS: Artemisia SPECIES: Vulgaris COMMON NAMES: Mugwort, Yomogi, Sook, Agenjo del Pais, Ambfe (Otomi), Artemisia, Epazote de Castilla, Green Wormwood, Hierba de San Juan, Xun, Zizim, Felon Herb, Sailor’s Tobacco, Gypsy Tobacco, Moxa Herb, Old...
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