Regarded by many as Africa's most valuable antimicrobial plant.
The leaves have been used to treat fungal, yeast, bacterial and protozoal infections.
It is also indicated for
- Candidiasis syndrome, oral and oesophageal thrush.
- Natural antimicrobial, particularly for chest infections.
In traditional medicine it is a widely used remedy for common colds, to clear the sinuses, to cure spots in the lungs, a remedy for malaria,
- Adjunct to allopathic antibiotic treatment.
and is also believed to cure sores in the mouth.
Contraindicated in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Pharmacology and Chemistry :
The leaves and bark contain numerous drimane sesquiterpenoids, including warburganal and polygodial.
Both of these compounds have been shown to be potently anti-candidal, and also have broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity.
$4.97 for 30grams of Warburgia salutaris.
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