Dried African Wormwood (Wilde Als) 75g

R70.00

Wilde Als is a tonic herb that is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antidepressant.

Wilde Als can be used as a tea, body wash, poultice or vapour to treat respiratory ailments like colds, headaches, earache, bronchial complaints, croup, whooping cough, measles, fevers, malaria and sore throat.

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WILDE ALS (ARTEMISIA AFRA OR AFRICAN WORMWOOD)
This is one of our oldest and best-known indigenous medicinal plants. It has a wealth of uses including treating malaria.

Use an infusion of the leaves to treat coughs, colds and flu; a little honey can be added to help mask the bitter flavour and will also soothe the throat.

Adding a few sprigs to the bathwater is said to help reduce fever while a tight chest resulting from asthma, bronchitis or blocked noses can be relieved by inhaling the vapour. Do not use for long periods.

Artemisia Afra is a highly aromatic plant known as Wormwood or Sagewood (English), Wildeals (Afrikaans), Lengana (Sotho).

Artemisia Afra has a very bitter taste

Dose: 1 teaspoon to 1 cup boiling water,  3x per day, 1 hour after meals

Please note: Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.

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