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Psoralea pinnata

Psoralea pinnata

Afrikaans:  Blou keur

English :     Humilitea

IsiXhosa:   umhlonitchwa


Description and diagnostic features   

   It is  small rapidly growing tree that has beautiful pea shaped flowers. The branches grow longer and longer with most of the green leaves nearer the tips.  If it is not regularly pruned back the tips get longer and thinner till they die and the whole tree dies.


Part used     

  The leaves are used.     

Uses                

  It works on reducing itchy irritation and blisters. It is extremely calming and seems to be ten times stronger than Sceletium in reducing anxiety.

It also teaches the body to be humble.


Warning          

   


Habitat             

   It grows in more moist soils.

It needs some water in summer.


Propagation    

It grows easily from seed after fires.