Cancer bush is long respected and used in medicine.
It has been used ever since as a remedy for a variety of ailments. If one cup of leaves steeped is added in 1 litre of boiling water, it will be good for washing wounds and 0.25 to 0.5 cup of this brew sipped every half hour is an old-fashioned remedy used to bring down fevers, treat chicken pox, and to treat internal cancers.
Among the Khoi and the Nama people, the plant is used as a bitter tonic and a general panacea. They used extracts externally to wash wounds and internally to relieve fever. Recent studies have identified the presence of high concentrations of amino acids in this plant, including canavanine.
The tea of the dried leaves and twigs has been used for treating stomach problems and internal cancers. It was used as an eyewash in the treatment of eye troubles. Many of the farmers in the Cape say that their workers still use cancer bush to treat eye and ailments today. It can help in liver ailments, hemorrhoids, bladder, uterus, female complaints, for diarrhea, stomach ailments and for backache.
Many people use cancer bush as a tonic and believe that a little taken before meals will aid digestion and improve the appetite. The cancer bush is a traditional remedy for the relief of stomach problems and internal cancers. It is said to be a useful bitter tonic and a good general medicine. The virtues of the plant also extend to include relieving the symptoms of colds, influenza, chicken pox, diabetes, varicose veins, piles, inflammation, liver problems, backache.
Cancerbush (Kankerbossie) - fever, stomach, tonic, diabetes
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