This indigenous fynbos small multi-branched shrub has small needle-like leaves and dense white flowers that become fluffy just before they set seed. The generic name Eriocephalus is derived from the Greek words ‘erion’ meaning wool and ‘kephale’ meaning head, referring to the wooly fruiting heads, called ‘kapok’ (snow) in Afrikaans. The azulenic compounds in the oil give it its deep blue colour. It grows in mountainous areas with winter rainfall from the Namaqualand down to the Western Cape, as well as in parts of the eastern Free State.
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Latin Name: Eriocephalus Punctulatus
Common Indigenous Names: Kapokbos, Boegoekapok (Afrikaans)
Uses: This is one of the finest Muti Medicines that can be inhaled to instil a sense of well-being. Its sedative qualities help with depression and stress-related ailments. It improves quality of sleep, particularly for over-stimulated minds and over- active emotions. It is believed to be useful during times of transition, such as during adolescence or both male and female menopause.
Quirky Indigenous Uses:
To invoke pleasant dreams
Clear away evil spirits
Periods of transition