Buffalo Thorn

Blinkblaarwag-‘n-bietjie – Ziziphus mucronata

  • Widespread remedy for almost any pain – poultice of powdered & baked roots which is eaten after the removal from affected area
  • Preparation made from roots used to treat lumbago and dysentery
  • Boils & skin infections are treated with leaf paste
  • Zulus use powdered leaf & bark for chest complaints & colds
  • Sheltering under the tree is supposed to be protection from lightning
  • If the tree is cut after the first rains, the rains will continue
  • Straight thorn refers to the future and the hook refers to the past.
  • Story about Zulu death and that the branch is the soul.
  • Often in association with Acacias in brackish flats near water courses
  • Hosts dark mounds of mistletoe, visible in winter
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Reptiles

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Mammals

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Grasses

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White Seringa

White Seringa

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White Resin Tree

White Resin Tree

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Weeping Wattle

Weeping Wattle

Huilbbom - Peltophorum africanum Leaves are good as toilet paper Spittle beetle (frog hopper)...

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