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Brunsvigia radulosa, Malolotja Nature Reserve

Eswatini's Flora - siSwati Names and Uses

Compiled by Chris Long, © December 2005

SiSwati names and uses, arranged by alphabetically by botanical name:

Uvaria   masweti,
   caffra    (Small Cluster-pear)  umtitane,
      Medicinal: Roots used for chest pains.
      Food: Edible fruits eaten by children.
   lucida   
      Timber: Stems used for binding hut building materials.
      Food: Edible fruit
          subsp. lucida
          subsp. virens
Utricularia
   livida    (Bladderwort)  intambo,
      Medicinal: To help babies digestion
   prehensilis    (Large Yellow Bladderwort)  iphengulula,
      Cultural: Love charm emetic.
      Medicinal: An emetic
Ursinia
   tenuiloba     umuthi wezifuba,
      Medicinal: Medicinal for coughs
Urochloa
   mosambicensis   
      Fodder: Palatable pasture but tends to be invasive.
      Medicinal: Medicinal
      Food: Edible ears. Cereal Food
   oligotricha   
      Fodder: Natural pasture.
Urtica
   urens *    (Stinging Nettle)  imbabatane,  isibathi,  isibati,  lisibati,  umbababazane,
      Medicinal: Widely used for medicinal purposes
      Food: Edible as a relish. Rich in minerals
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