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Scientific Name: Helichrysum petiolare
Alternative Names: Kooigoed (Afr.), Imphepho; ubuhlungu (Zu), ( Xho)

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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous short lived perennial.
  • Full sun.
  • Draught tolerant.

Parts Used

  • The leaves, twigs and roots.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Treat coughs, colds, asthma, chest problems and high blood pressure.
  • The smoke of the burning leaves is inhaled as a pain reliever.

Other Uses

  • An insect repellent against flies and mosquitoes can be made by burning a mixture of the leaves of Helichrysum and Artemesia afra.
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