Cancer Bush (Sutherlandia frutescens) ‘Karoo’
Another must have medicinal plant this selection is of the strongest forms of the species one can grow.
S. frutescens is a medium-sized, attractive shrub, with fine grayish leaves and red flowers.
Its seedpods are large and balloon-like with a slightly reddish tint. The plant has more than 25 recorded names, which shows the importance it has in the traditional medicinal systems in the areas in which it grows, which is much of Southern Africa.
Said to be one of the most commonly used traditional medicines its bitter tasting leaves and stems are used to treat cancers, fever, diabetes, kidney and liver problems, rheumatism, and stomach ailments.
It is also used for a diversity of symptoms and conditions, such as depression and stress; as a tonic; to purify the blood and wounds; to treat skin conditions and inflammation; to enhance appetite and prevent wasting; as an emetic; and to treat influenza, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, back pain, and gonorrhea. Not surprisingly the plant has been of interest to researchers around the world. It has been found to have anti-cancer, anti-stress, anti-depressant, anti-diabetic, and anti-HIV action, amongst others.
Completely non-toxic and adaptogenic the plant is a potent immune booster and can be taken as a tonic.
Sutherlandia can also be used topically to treat burns, wounds and inflammatory skin conditions A very attractive plant in the herb garden, this feathery little bush will happily self-seed, coming up in the strangest places.
Can your home (garden) medicine cabinet really afford to be without it?
Cultivation: Very easy to grow from seed, plants need full sun to thrive.
• Sow seeds from spring in well drained germination mix.
• Hardy to -8C, may require protection in cold areas.
• Self seeds easily.
Plants grow very fast and flower and seed in their first season.
Approx 25 seeds
Cancer Bush (Sutherlandia frutescens)
- Product Code: 250-100
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: R25.00