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Kraalbos (Galenia africana)

Kraalbos is a pioneer plant that grows prolifically on dry and disturbed land. In clinical studies, Galenia has been found to be a potent killer of fungal growths and other parasites. It is a favourite herb for blood cleansing – the leafy tips are made into tea, in order to help treat tuberculosis, coughs, bronchitis and parasites. It is also used topically to treat fungal infections of the skin – traditionally in the form of a wash, but it also works very well in an ointment or a soap. The leaves can also be chewed for toothache. Recent studies suggest that Kraalbos may also be helpful in combating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. We use Kraalbos in: Anti-Fungal Balm