Traditional Herbal Cream
Herbal remedy with traditional ingredients that are known for their antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound healing properties.
This old South African household recipe is traditionally used for various skin and joint ailments.
- Can aid in relieving painful inflammatory conditions, sore muscles and joints as well as certain skin conditions.
- Provides protection against the damaging effects of free radicals in skin cells, also reducing the signs of ageing.
- Reduces the risk of skin infections by suppressing the growth of certain harmful bacteria and fungi.
Contains extracts of indigenous plants:
Artemisia afra, Carpobrotus edulis, Helichrysum odoratissimum, Leonotis nepetifolia, Leonotis leonorus, Olea Africana, Sutherlandia frutescens.
Otherwise known as ‘wilde als’ or ‘wormwood’, this plant is widespread in all the provinces of South Africa except the Northern Cape, also Lesotho, Swaziland and northward into tropical Africa.
Traditional medicinal uses include the treatment of haemorrhoids and inflammation.
Pharmacologically, the plant has shown pain-relieving, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activity.
Also known as ‘Suurvy’ or ‘sour fig’, this plant is widespread in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces on sandy flats and slopes, mostly inland.
This Khoi-Khoi and San remedy have been adopted by most other ethnic groups in South Africa, where preparations of the leaf juice are applied externally to sore or burn wounds among other uses, explaining its suggested antibacterial properties. The plant has also been shown to exhibit antioxidant activity.
Found mostly in the Eastern Cape, H. odoratissimum has traditionally been used as a facial ointment for pimples among others.
Reported activities of the essential oil from the plant includes antioxidant and antibacterial.
Belonging to the mint family, this species (also known as ‘klip dagga’) generally grows in patches along roadside or barren unused agriculture wasteland during the rainy season, and is known for its anti-cold, anti-cough, anti-inflammatory and anti-diarrheal properties since ages and being used by local tribal communities as ethnomedicine.
Research affirms the traditional uses of L. nepetifolia by highlighting the medicinal properties of the plant. This includes analgesic, antifungal & antibacterial, anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory properties. Some traditional medicinal uses include rheumatism, burn wounds, swelling and skin afflictions such as eczema.
Widely known as wild dagga, this plant is known to grow at forest margins, on rocky hillsides and in the tall grassland of the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Traditional medical uses include treatment of skin rashes and itching, eczema, boils and sores, muscular cramps and relief of haemorrhoids.
The species exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant activity.
Also known as the wild olive, this species is widespread in a variety of habitats, from forest and riverside bush to open grassveld, stony flats, mountain kloofs and rocky ledges throughout Southern Africa and northwards.
The bark of O. Africana has traditionally been used against fever and inflammatory states such as rheumatism.
The plant, also known as ‘Cancer Bush’, is widespread in drier areas of the South Western and Northern Cape Provinces; often as a weed of disturbed places e.g. road verges.
This species exhibits antibacterial properties and current research results into immunomodulatory (modification of the immune system response in the body) activity appear promising.
Instructions for use:
Apply to skin twice daily (morning and evening).
For external use only.
Do not apply to broken skin.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.