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Ballota africana (Cat herb)

Kattekruie [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Lamiaceae  

Tinctures from leaves used in treating insomnia and headaches.

Ballota africana (Cat herb)

Ballota africana under cultivation in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Peninsula [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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