Cancer Bush, known locally as “kankerbos”, is a widely used plant that supports the immune system in a variety of ways. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and is known as a natural anti-depressant. Its anti-depressant quality led the Zulu people to call the plant “Insiswaa”, which means to “take the darkness away”. The Khoi, San and Nama people have long used the plant in concoctions to wash wounds, as well as taking it internally to bring down fevers. Cancer Bush is sold in many different forms by Herbal Health retailers, including but not limited to capsules, tea and in liquid form.
The Buchu plant, endemic to South Africa’s Western Cape, has natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Buchulife First Aid Gel, which contains buchu oil in a soothing gel, was developed by Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals. It’s widely used to relieve joint and muscular pain, and as an antiseptic for burns, wounds and bruises. It can also be used to reduce the symptoms of eczema.
Rooibos tea, also known simply as rooibos, has been a popular drink in South Africa for generations. The plant’s naturally sweet flavour make it perfect for creating a delicious and soothing drink, and its health benefits are not to be ignored. The rooibos plant is known for its naturally high levels of antioxidants and high number of phenolic compounds, such as flavonols and flavanones. It also has a much lower tannin level than regular black tea.
Don’t let the threatening name fool you. This plant, which is native to South Africa, is known to reduce inflammation, provide natural pain relief from arthritic joint and back pain, and improve mobility in general. The name Devil’s Claw comes from the sharp, woody hooks that protrude from the plant. Its botanical name is Harpagophytum. Devil’s Claw is usually sold in capsule form by herbal health retailers.
This sugar-free herbal water provides all the benefits of the naturally occurring anti-oxidants that have made the endemic South African Buchu plant so popular. It has been scientifically proven to provide relief from inflammation and is available in a range of delicious flavours – natural, cranberry, lime and blackcurrant.
African ginger is a medicinal and highly aromatic plant that’s regarded as one of Africa’s best natural anti-inflammatories. It has a long history of use in traditional African medicines. African Ginger tablets now marketed widely as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including headaches, influenza, colds, asthma, sinusitis and throat infections. It has also been shown to be an effective antiseptic, stimulant and overall detoxifier.