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Alepidea amatymbica

Alepidea amatymbica

Afrikaans: Kalmoes

English :    

IsiXhosa: iquili

Zulu : ikhathazo

Description and diagnostic features   

   It has an underground stolon and leaves with frilly edges extending from the end of the stolon.  The stolon has a very pungent smell.  The tiny white flowers are on a widely de vided and extended inflorescence, a bit like lace flowers.

Part used     

    The underground stolon is used.  

It can be used fresh or dried.


It is or great use in chest complaints from  post nasal drip that infects the chest to chest catarrh and asthma to general feelings of exhaustion.



It grows best in cool wet places like next to streams and drips from cliffs in the mountains.



Stolon division and transplanting makes propagation easy.