Ballota africana

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Ballota africana 1200x1200 1
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Common names: Cape horehound (English). 
Botanical name: Ballota africana

Ballota africana, also known Cape horehound, is a perennial shrub with soft-grey, aromatic foliage and pink to purple flowers. It grows best in full sun to semi-shade with good drainage. This herb is valuable for indigenous gardens and has a long history of medicinal use. It was traditionally used to treat various conditions such as coughs, colds, sore throats, and snakebites. Propagate from cuttings or seeds.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, medicine, pot plant, tea

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Family: Lamiaceae
Type: ground cover
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Use as Medicine


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