Pure Indigenous African Lemon Bush Essential Oil 10ml
- Lippia Javanica
Common Indigenous Names
- Koorsbossie/Lemoenbossie (Afrikaans)
- Fever Tea/Lemon Bush/Cape Verbena (English)
- Bokhukhwane (Tswana)
- InZinziniba (Xhosa)
- UmSuzwane (Zulu)
This erect woody shrub has small yellowish-white flowers that form heads on dense clusters. The hairy leaves have pronounced veins with a strong aromatic lemon smell. It grows in large parts of South Africa particularly on the East coast.
Lemon bush is also commonly known as Fever Tea, and has traditionally been used for a number of ailments. Most popularly for fever, persistent coughs, colds and chest ailments. In addition it is commonly used for skin rashes, head lice, stomach problems, headaches and to soothe sore muscles. It is an effective insect repellent, particularly against moths and mosquitoes.
Quirky Indigenous Uses
- Protection against dogs, crocodiles and lightening
- Cleanser after contact with a corpse
Harvested on farms that have Organic Certification from German certifying bodies – CERES & BCS-Oko Guarantee.