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Eswatini's Flora - siSwati Names and Uses

Compiled by Chris Long, © December 2005

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

Watsonia   sidvwana,  sidvwa,
   bella   
   latifolia   
      Medicinal: Bulb medicinal.
      Food: Edible bulb
   meriana   
      Medicinal: Medicinal
   pulchra   
      Cultural: Charm for good harvest.
      Medicinal: Medicinal bulb for diarrhoea
      Food: Edible bulb
   watsonioides   
      Medicinal: Bulb medicinal.
      Food: Edible bulb
Warburgia
   salutaris    (Pepperbark Tree)  sibhaha,
      Medicinal: Bark for colds, chest complaints, malaria & as a tonic. Antibiotic.
Wrightia
   natalensis    (Saddle Pod)  umbengende,  umbengendze,
      Medicinal: Medicinal.
Withania
   somnifera    (Winter Cherry)  buvimbha,
      Medicinal: Roots for memory, infections, syphilis, & colds. Leaves for wounds.
Wahlenbergia
   androsacea   
      Food: Leaves used as spinach.
   krebsii subsp. krebsii   
      Food: Vegetable
   undulata   
      Food: Leaves used as spinach.
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