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Botanical name: Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis (Previously Elytropappus Rhinocerotis)

Common names: Rhinoceros bush, Rhenoster bush (Eng,) Renosterbos, Rhenosterbos (Afr.)

Family: Asteraceae

Renosterbos is key specie in the Renosterveld biome of the Western Cape. The branch tips of this greyish green shrub are used as a tea or infusion. Ancient and modern documented uses of the plant have described it as a remedy for stomach ailments, coughs and colds.

View SANBI medicinal monograph

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