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Seed Information

Common Name: CANCER BUSH
Scientific Name: Sutherlandia frutescens
Alternative Names: Kankerbos, Gansies (Afr) Umnwele (Zu)

Package Format2g up to 240 sds

Sutherlandia frutescens
Sutherlandia frutescens
Sutherlandia frutescens


  • Annual
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Perennial shrub, grows up to 2m.
  • Bright red flowers.

Parts Used

  • Dried twigs and leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Adaptogenic bitter tonic - normalises body functions.
  • Increases body's ability to adapt to environment, resistance to disease and stress.
  • Changes coarse of an illness into favourable outcome.
  • Supports immune system against chronic diseases and immune deficiency diseases.
  • Reduces wasting from cancer.
  • Supportive treatment toTB and Aids.
  • Stimulates appetite in severely ill and emaciated patients.
  • Helps to gain weight - people in good health does not gain weight.
  • Type 2 dibetes - regulates and stabilises blood sugar levels.
  • Treat viral hepatitis, bronchitis, flu, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, peptic ulcers, liver conditions, urinary tract conditions, stress and anxiety.
  • Topically: burns, wounds and inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Daily dose: 1 - 2 g dried herb.
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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