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Ziziphus mucronata - Buffalo Thorn Tincture

Ziziphus mucronata - Buffalo Thorn Tincture
  • Leaf, roots & bark infusions have many medicinal uses including being used for chest complaints, boils, wounds, pain relief, skin infections & syphilis.
  • The leaves have aphrodisiac properties, and the roots are an indigenous panacea.
  • Leaves and roots are used for pain.
  • The roots are used for toothache.

  • Steam baths from the bark are used to purify the complexion.

  • Peptide alkaloids have been isolated from the bark and leaves (Tschesche et al. 1974).

  • The fruit is used to make beer.
  • The fruits are used to distill a strong spirit. They are firstly mashed and then soaked in water for 2 days before being distilled.
  • The fruit has also been used as a coffee substitute.

  • Has magical properties to ward off evil.
  • Trees are believed to have the property of warding off lightning and the thorny branches are used in Swazi burial rites.
  • Branches are used by the Zulu's to summon ancestral spirits from an old to a new dwelling. They are also placed on the graves of chiefs and heads of kraals after burial.
$8.99 for one fluid-ounce tincture bottle.
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