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Inflammation Bush (Pteronia Divaricata)

Fever bush is one of our most potent medicinal plants, and should only be harvested in the wetter months, before flowering time. It is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory and sedative terpenes, which can calm both body and mind whilst fighting infections. The plant's coastal cousin, Pteronia Onobromoides, was one of the most important aromatics used by the San, Khoi and Nama people. Inflammasiebos is good for bringing down a fever, or treating a cold or flu. It is also wonderful for pain and inflammation, particularly back pain and rheumatic conditions. It can be consumed as a tea or applied as a poultice or in a massage oil. We use inflammation bush in: Anti-Inflammatory balm, Restoration massage oil, Sports Balm