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Official name : Galenia africana L.
Family : Aizoaceae

4 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HD 22
Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011)
Symptoms : H(014), H(008y), H(013), H(039), H(137), H(202)
Recipes : H(014, 2) dandruff and H(039, 2) lice, H(008y, 7) pimples,H(013, 7) rashes on head (kopsere), make a leaf infusion of Galenia africana, and wash head
H(137, 2) leg pains and swollen legs
H(202) treatment of dry skull
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : geelbos (Hantam names)
Reference HV 09
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E. , H. de Wet , F.R. Van Heerden
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in the southeastern Karoo South Africa Journal of Botany , 74, pp. 696–704, (2008)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(113)
Recipes : H(004): wounds, boil in water with a little salt and wash wounds.
H(013) rough skin (“skurfte”) , steep stems in water and apply topically.
H(113) rheumatism, bathe in a weak infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : kraalbos, kraalhoutjie (Afrikaans language)
Reference HV 51
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E.
Title : A review of Khoi-San and Cape Dutch medical ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 119, pp.331–341 (2008)
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : Small amount of leaves of Galenia africana chewed for H(103) toothache (too much results in blisters); H(001) eye drops (inflammation) from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kraalbos (Africaans), t’kooi dabee (Khoi/Nama)
Reference VW 01
Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004), lotion, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered