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These notes refer to the species of this plant and its uses in traditional medicine. Agapanthus campanulatus roots are crushed and made into a lotion that is used to bathe newborn babies to make them strong, and the leaves are used to wash young babies. It is also used to treat 'cradle cap' and as a protective charm against lightning.


Family changed from Agapanthaceae to Amaryllidaceae 13/11/2023

Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus

Genus: Agapanthus
Species: campanulatus
Variety: albidus
Distribution summary: South Africa
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere (K)
Flowering months: July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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