Also known as
Fever Tea, Koorsbossie, Beukesbossie, Lemoenbossie (Afr), Mutswane, Umsutane (Swati), Inzinziniba (Xhosa), Umsuzwane, Umswazi (Zulu), Musukudu, Bokhukhwane (Tswana)
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Lemon Bush Overview
Lemon bush is a must for the medicinal herb gardener, it is used by many African tribes in traditional healing, taken as teas, lotions, even burning to inhale the smoke, which is the quickest way to get exposed to healing properties! ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.
Common problems with Lemon Bush
Generally problem free
How to harvest Lemon Bush
Stems and leaves are harvested as needed, but best during summer and autumn.
How to propagate Lemon Bush
Sow seeds in situ in spring and early summer.
Take 5-8cm apical shoot tip cuttings in spring. Semi-hardwood cuttings root the best. Use rooting hormone to help!
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Other uses of Lemon Bush
Taken for numerous ailments, coughs, colds, bronchial problems, fever, heat rashes, stings and bites.