Pelargonium Photo by Michael Wolfe http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pelargonium_sidoides_05.jpg
Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo, South African Geranium) is a medicinal plant native to South Africa. Derivative inexpensive cold and flu medicines of various brands are widely available under the Umcka (“Umca” in Turkey) name.
Studies have suggested that extracts from the plant could be used . . . → Read More: Pelargonium
Devil's Claw Photo by Henri Pidoux http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Henri_pidoux
Harpagophytum procumbens, also called grapple plant, wood spider and most commonly devil’s claw, is a plant of the sesame family, native to South Africa. It got its name from the peculiar appearance of its hooked fruit. The plant’s large tuberous roots are used medicinally to . . . → Read More: Devil’s Claw
Somali man harvesting from a Myrrh tree. Picture from the Somalia Ministry of Information and National Guidance On Wikimedia Commons
Myrrh is the aromatic oleoresin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which grow in dry, stony soil. An oleoresin is a natural blend of an essential . . . → Read More: Myrrh
Kola Nut Picture by Bob Walker on Wikimedia Commons
Kola Nut (Cola) is the nut of the kola tree, a genus of trees native to the tropical rainforests of Africa, classified in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Sterculioideae (or treated in the separate family Sterculiaceae). It is related to the South American genus Theobroma, . . . → Read More: Kola Nut
Senna alexandrina (Alexandrian Senna, and see below) is an ornamental plant in the genus Senna. It is also used in herbalism. It grows natively in upper Egypt, especially in the Nubian region, and near Khartoum (Sudan), where it is cultivated commercially. It is also grown elsewhere, notably in India and . . . → Read More: Senna
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Common Name: Aloe Vera
Synonyms: Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vulgaris
Known Hazards: None known
Habitats: Maritime sands and rocks.
Range: Europe – Mediterranean, Native to Africa.
Aloe vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is an evergreen perennial succulent. It is stemless . . . → Read More: Aloe Vera