Essential Oil Summary
Pteronia incana, commonly known as ash bush, is a low-growing shrub with aromatic, grey leaves and bright yellow flowers. It is native to the arid regions of South Africa and Namibia, where it grows in the succulent karoo and renosterveld vegetation. It is a drought-tolerant plant that can add texture and colour to water-wise gardens. The leaves contain essential oils that are used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, such as influenza, fever and kidney problems. Pteronia incana can be easily propagated by seed and prefers sandy loam to clay-rich soils in full sun.
Creating with Essential Oils
Essential oils are also known as volatile oils. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plants by steam distillation, resulting in a very concentrated herbal preparation. Essential oils are not safe to ingest but can be safely used in diffusers or topical first-aid and for cosmetic preparations like creams, shampoos, massage oils, and wound balms. As a guide use 1-4 drops in an essential oil burner, and 1 drop in 5mls carrier oil or a 1% concentration in topical preparations. Keep safely out of reach of children and animals.
Our range of indigenous, organically-grown essential oils are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils.