Magic Guarri

Euc/ea divinorum

  • Leaves: margin wavy
  • Fruit: Oct-Dec, edible but not pleasant tasting
  • Fruit use to make purple ink & in the brewing of beer
  • Bark gives off a brown dye
  • Ovambos hang branches of trees at their door as good luck charms
  • Wood is never used as a fuel in the company of others as it is thought to cause bad luck
  • Frayed edges of twigs provide effective toothbrushes
  • Wood can be used to make furniture and implements
  • Magic properties come from the use of forked branches to divine for water.