Wilde Als – per gram


Price: R 1.60 per gram

Wilde Als is in raw powdered form.

Price per gram: R1.60

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Wilde Als
Artemisia afra
African Wormwood


Composition of Wilde Als

Wilde Als is a tonic herb that is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antidepressant.
Artemisia Afra, commonly known as African Wormwood, in English, Wilde Als in Afrikaans, Umhlonyane in Zulu, and Lengana in Sotho and Tswana, is a highly aromatic perennial herb that can grow up to 2 metres in height.
Medicinal Actions.
Analgesic, Anti microbial, Anti oxidative, Anti helminthetic, Antihistamine, Decongestant, Narcotic, Purgative, Stoma chic.


Health benefits of Wilde Als

Wilde Als is a tonic herb that is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antidepressant. 
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Wilde Als relieves gastro and intestinal ailments like indigestion, dyspepsia, colic, loss of appetite and is supportive for diabetes.
Wilde Als is anthelmintic – it expels intestinal worms.
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History of Wilde Als

Wilde Als is one of the most widely used traditional medicines in South Africa.

The genus name Artemisia honours Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting. Another interesting link to the name is Artemisia, the wife of the Greek/Persian King Mausolus, who ruled after his death in 353 BC. In his honour she built a magnificent tomb called the Mausoleum, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She was also a famous botanical and medical researcher.  The species name afra means from Africa.
Jan van Riebeeck  ( 21 April 1619 – 18 January 1677  –  was a Dutch colonial administrator and colonizer of Cape Town.  He noted Wilde Als in his diary – and wrote that they used it for a variety of complaints, from gout to jaundice.
The plant is remarkable for its extreme bitterness.  “As bitter as Wormwood ” is a very Ancient proverb.





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