Silver Cluster Leaf

Vaalbos – Terminalia sericea

  • Roots used to cure diarrhea, relieve colic and as an eyewash
  • Outer layer of roots – hot diffusion used to cure pneumonia
  • The silky silvery leaf hairs are used by Tswana potters, as a glaze
  • Put a stick into the floor of a shrine in homage to ancestral spirits for good crops
  • Cutting down an entire tree is believed to bring hailstorms
  • Galls (thickening in branches) are caused by the larvae of the gall midge Tetrasphondylia terminalia
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Torchwood / Green Thorn

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Tamboti

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Sycamore Fig

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