Resurrection tea, Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Uses in different cultures of Southern Africa It is unique because it is the only woody resurrection plant. It is an important plant in southern Africa because of its widespread occurrence and usage in African medicine and traditional culture. The leaves contain essential oils, mainly camphor and eucalyptol and have been used as a medicinal tea. The leaves and stems are added to tea to flavour it or used as a spice. The plants or young leaves are smoked in pipes inhaled for asthma and chest pains by the Pedi people. The Hvavenda people use the whole plant for colds, respiratory ailments, nosebleeds and fainting. In Tanzania, the fruit is used for chest complaints and the leaves are used to make aromatic lotions. In central Africa the plant is used as a tonic and for breast diseases. In Zimbabwe it is used for all the above and other varieties of complaints. We distribute it for its good reputation and good taste as a tea, but not as medicine.
Uses in many different cultures. This species is used in treating a very wide range of ailments and conditions. Leaf and root decoctions are taken for gastro-intestinal disorders, fever, pneumonia, headache, high blood pressure, sore throat, sinusitis, venereal diseases, aphrodisiac, worm killer, a tonic for pregnant women and infants and to prevent rickets and to control convulsions. Root decoctions and infusions are taken for whooping cough, malaria, syphilis and kidney ailments, irregular menses, threatening abortion, skin diseases and epilepsy, and given to women before and after parturition to ease delivery and to expel blood from the uterus, and later to boost milk production. Roots are chewed to combat indigestion. Crushed leaves are used as an antiseptic and analgesic applied to open wounds, mouth infections, otitis and abscesses, also burns, hemorrhoids, rheumatism and general body pains. Also used to treat wounds in domestic animals, and as a snakebite antidote. Dried leaves are widely used as an arthropod repellent, such as a filling material for mattresses and pillows against fleas, lice and bedbugs. The fruits are sweet and readily eaten by people and other animals. Stem bark is pounded and used as rope.
This tea is considered as a symbol of hope, with its unique ability to “come back to life” after long periods of drought.
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Uses: This tea needs to be “awaken” before use. Soak it in some cold water for over night and use parts of that infusion to make your tea with boiled water. Taste it with honey acording to your taste. Use as long as there is colour and taste left. Keep the infusion stored in a cold place.
Enjoy a gift from Mother Earth for your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual wellbeing. Brew some for friends & family