Wilde Als (Afrikaans), Umhlonyane (Xhosa), Mhlonyane (Zulu)
Wormwood is widely used for coughs, colds, flu, fever and headaches. The vapour from the oil added to hot water if inhaled clears blocked nasal passages and eases a tight chest. The oil is also used as a moth repellent and natural insecticide spray. In common folklore it is believed to have magical qualities, particularly as a love charm.