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This plant is used traditionally to make a medicinal tea from the leaves which is used to offer relief from certain complaints such as bladder infections, venereal diseases, and conditions relating to menstruation. South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa. link

Other use

The leaves are used as a tea.

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, East Tropical Africa, Tanzania
  • Africa, Southern Africa, Cape Provinces

Geranium incanum Burm. f.

Genus: Geranium
Species: incanum Burm. f.
Common names: Carpet Geranium; tlako; ngope-sethsoha
Distribution summary: South Africa (Cape Province)
Habit: Sub-Shrub
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Scrub and waste land
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: August, September, October
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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