A Beautiful Sacred South African Herb Used In Ceremony. The smoke of the herb is used as a sacred incense or smudge used to call the ancestors in & invoke trance states, cleanse energy and as an offering when praying. The smoke is also sedative. Traditionally Imphepho is burned in ceremony. Medicinal uses of the plant include antiseptics, insecticides, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory & pain relieving (analgesic). Use the leaves, stems, flowers & roots.
New born babies are washed in Imphepho to cleanse and protect them. The herb is stuffed in bedding for both humans and animals to repel insects. Wounds are washed with infusions of Imphepho to clean and sterilise them & a dressing of leaves are placed on the wounds. The smoke is inhaled for headache. Tea is made from the leaves for fever, coughs, colds and flu and also to cleanse the liver and kidneys. In woman’s health it is used for menstrual pains.
(I've Used This Herb In My #yonisteams #flowerbath / #spiritualbath #teaceremony & #herbalsmokeblend it work beautifully)
Medical research shows this plant has huge potential for medicinal uses as a possible cure for Tuberculosis and herpes. For HIV patients Imphepho tea is a must. As mentioned its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties in treating as well as preventing disease. It also has a positive influence on the liver, bladder, heart and kidneys. It can also be used to clear the skin. A wash can be made for wounds, rashes, spots, skin ailments and fungal infections. It's a regenerative when used on scars. It is sometimes added to the steam bathes used by #sangomas to cleanse away negative energies and to protect. Avail as
Herbal Smoke Blend
Spiritual Herbal Bath Soak