Wormwood Suppliers In South Africa

Wormwood Suppliers In South Africa

Artemisia afra is a highly aromatic plant, an erect multi-stemmed perennial shrub of up to 2 m in height. Artemisia afra is a common species in South Africa with a wide distribution in all provinces of South Africa except the Northern Cape. It also grows wild in Lesotho, Swaziland, and northwards into tropical Africa.

Is wormwood available in South Africa?

Artemisia afra, the African wormwood, is a common species of the genus Artemisia in Africa, with a wide distribution from South Africa, to areas reaching to the North and East, as far north as Ethiopia.

What is the South African name for wormwood?

Artemisia Afra, commonly known as African Wormwood, in English, Wilde Als in Afrikaans, Umhlonyane in Zulu, and Lengana in Sotho and Tswana, is a highly aromatic perennial herb that can grow up to 2 meters in height. The attractive, feathery leaves are a grayish-green color.

What is African wormwood used for?

African wormwood (A. afra) is a traditional herb used in the southern regions of Africa to treat coughs, colds, diabetes, bladder and kidney disorders, influenza, heart inflammation, rheumatism, as well as malaria. For bronchial ailments, African wormwood is prepared as a syrup.