Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. Stachytarpheta – Zulu name borza – chew to cure cold sores on lips; stamp, add to hot water and drink the infusion for bronchitis [South London Botanical Institute, March 1997].

Image: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, native to the Caribbean area and an invasive weed in South Africa; Hans Hillewaert, Wiki Commons,