Sutherlandia Frutescens 15cm Pot
Common Name: Cancer Bush, Kankerbos, Balloon Pea, Blaasbossie
Hardy, perennial shrub growing up to 3m in height. It has silvery leaves and bright red/scarlet flowers.
They do not have a long life span, but leaving seed pods on or dropping them around the current plant will allow new plants to grow quickly.
This is a great herb and medicinal plant. the dried leaves and sticks help improve appetite in cancer patients and is an immune booster amongst other things
Sutherlandia frutescens, commonly known as Cancer Bush or Balloon Pea, is a medicinal plant native to Southern Africa, particularly found in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. It is a member of the Fabaceae family and is well-regarded for its traditional medicinal properties.
Appearance: Sutherlandia frutescens is a small, woody shrub with fine, feathery leaves. The leaves are divided into small leaflets, and the plant has an overall delicate appearance.
Flowers: The flowers of Cancer Bush are tubular and pea-shaped, with a pale to bright red colour. The blooms are borne on long spikes and are quite attractive.
Medicinal Uses: Sutherlandia frutescens has a long history of use in traditional African medicine for various ailments. It is reputed to have several medicinal properties, including potential immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. The plant is often used to support the immune system and promote overall well-being.
Modern Research: While Sutherlandia frutescens has been traditionally used for its potential health benefits, scientific research on its medicinal properties is still limited. Some studies have investigated its phytochemical composition and potential therapeutic applications, but more research is needed to fully understand its effects on human health.
Conservation Status: In some areas, Sutherlandia frutescens may face threats due to habitat destruction and over-harvesting for its medicinal use. As a result, it is considered to be of conservation concern in certain regions.
Growing Conditions: Sutherlandia frutescens is adapted to a variety of growing conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established.
Precautions: While Sutherlandia frutescens has been used traditionally for its medicinal properties, it’s important to exercise caution when using any plant or plant-based products for medicinal purposes. If considering using Cancer Bush for its potential health benefits, it’s best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or herbalist to ensure safe and appropriate use.
Cancer Bush 15cm Pot