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David's Root

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Botanical name: Cissampelos capensis

Common Name: Dawidjieswortel (Afr.)

Family: Menispermaceae

This is the root of a beautiful vine-like shrub from the West Coast of South Africa. This plants’ habitat is under threat of farming and should be wildcrafted sustainably and carefully. 

Uses:

It was used by the indigenous people for stomach ailments and various species of this genus have a rich history of traditional use in the treatment of asthma, cough, fever, arthritis, obesity, dysentery, snakebite, jaundice and heart problems, blood pressure and skin-related problems. Rhizomes (roots) of this species are traditionally used for the treatment of boils, glandular swelling, cholera, colic, diabetes and several cancers. 

Precautions: Always consult your healthcare professional.

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