Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lichtensteinia
Family: Apiaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
interrupta
NOTES

A tufted perennial to about 60 cm with finely divided basal leaves which are usually dry at the time of flowering.


AUTHORITY
(Thunb.) Sond.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers are borne in compound umbels on slender, branched peduncles
Colour: White
Common Name
Kalmos
Kalmoes
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Roots are used as an enema for gastro-intestinal complaints
Respiratory treatments
Roots are boiled in milk
Splenic treatments
Used to treat swelling of the spleen
Charms
Used as charms against evil spirits
Sorcery
Known to contain poisonous principles and are used in sorcery to cause people or crops to die
Nervous treatments
Unspecified use
Food
Said to be eaten in the Transkei
Influenza treatments
Roots are used but too much causes severe headaches
Months
November
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Lichensteinia pyrethrifolia



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