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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Bulbine frutescens
Alternative Names: Balsemkopiva (Afr), Ibhucu (Zu), Lekgale (Tswa)

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Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous - South Africa's own Aloe Vera.
  • Orange flowers

Parts Used

  • Leaf jel

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • First-aid plant
  • Use juice on beestings, insect bites, blisters, cold sores, burns, acne, cuts, chapped lips and fingertips
  • Skin cancer and sunburn
  • Antiseptic and haemostatic
  • Eases itching of shingles
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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