Bulbine natalensis ….

…. or “Red Carrot” from South Africa. Traditional healers use the rootstock of this plant as one of the three main ingredients in their recipes. It seems to purify the blood.

Rastas in South Africa grain the root, let it dry and make tea of it.

 

A previous minister of health advertised this plant as the natural medicine against HIV-AIDS during a conference in Canada some years ago and we all had a good laugh.

Nowadays the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and America are experimenting with this plant.

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Another fatty

Recently I posted a picture of the purple colored Adenia Spinosa. A close relative is the Adenia Glauca; also originating from Southern Africa.Both fatties (caudex) in our garden!

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