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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Geranium incanum
Alternative Names: Bergtee, Amarabossie (Afr), Ngope-Sethsoha, Tlako (So)

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Geranium incanum
Geranium incanum
Geranium incanum


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Ground cover, feathery leaves, pink flowers
  • Garden, hanging baskets, window boxes

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Best amongst contenders when utilising its medicinal properties
  • Expel afterbirth, start milk flow
  • Ease cystitis, bladder infections, venereal diseases
  • Menstrual related ailments in woman
  • Colic, diarrhea, fever, bronchitis
  • Lotion for washing itchy, dry skin
  • Rinse for hair that gets oily very quickly
  • Scalp treatment for dandruff, flaky scalp, psoriases of the scalp
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