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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.
PlantzAfrica.com. South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa. http://pza.sanbi.org/geranium-incanum link
The leaves are used as a tea.
- Africa, East Tropical Africa, Tanzania
- Africa, Southern Africa, Cape Provinces
Geranium incanum Burm. f.Family: GERANIACEAE
Species: incanum Burm. f.
Common names: Carpet Geranium; tlako; ngope-sethsoha
Distribution summary: South Africa (Cape Province)
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