Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Helichrysum
Family: Asteraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
nudifolium
NOTES

A shrublet with a stiff erect stem from a woody rootstock. Most of the leaves are basal, 3-7 net-veined from the base and with margins and veins roughly hairy. The stems are brownish becoming pale green and hairy towards the base


AUTHORITY
(L.) Less.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Many yellow discoid flower heads in a large branched corymb
Colour: Yellow
Notes: Flowers turn brown as they age
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Hottentots tea
Hottentotstee
Habitat
NOTES: Common in the fynbos
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Roots and leaves are used for gastro-intestinal complaints in infants and children
Respiratory treatments
Used as an emetic or taken orally
Fever treatments
Snuffed or inhaled
Nervous treatments
Snuffed or inhaled
Skin treatments
A warmed leaf poultice is used
Haemorrhoid treatments
An infusion is applied to haemorrhoids, swellings and bruises
Wound treatments
Used for sprains and fractures
Tuberculosis treatments
A root infusion is taken orally for TB. Leaves are edible and used to make tea.
Food
Used to make a herbal tea
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Months
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Gnaphalium nudifolium
Helichrysum asperifolium
Helichrysum leiopodium
Helichrysum quinquenerve



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