Sickle Bush

Dichrostachys cinerea

  • Pink and yellow flower
  • Pioneer tree species, often occurs on disturbed veld
  • Pods and leaves utilized by game
  • Roots are chewed and placed on snake-bites and scorpion stings
  • Leaves have anesthetic qualities and are used as a remedy for sore eyes and toothache
  • The Shona name MUPANGARA means ‘tassels for the chief’s hat’, in reference to the flowers
  • It is an excellent fire-wood