This small multi-branched shrub has clusters of small hairy silver leaves and dense white flowers and fluffy white seed tufts, hence the ‘snow’ (‘kapok’ – Afrikaans) name. It grows mainly in the Namaqualand, Western and Eastern Cape.
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Latin Name: Eriocephalus Africanus
Common Indigenous Names: Wild Rosemary (English), Kapokbos, Wilde Roosmaryn (Afrikaans).
Uses: It has traditionally been used in herbal form as a diuretic to treat oedema and stomach ailments by the Khoi and early Cape settlers. It is believed to have sedative qualities, act as a relaxant and a mood enhancer when inhaled.
Quirky Indigenous Uses:
To stimulate hair growth
Letting go of negative emotions