Saturday, 6 May 2017

Common coral tree

Common coral tree; Erythrina caffra

the bark of these trees is used to treat sores, wounds, abscesses, and arthritis. Powdered burned bark is applied to open wounds. Infusions of the leaves are taken as ear drops for earaches.

Occurs in a wide range of altitudes and habitats from North West Province, Limpopo (formerly Northern Province), Gauteng, Mpumalanga, through to Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal, and down to about the Mbashe River Mouth in Eastern Cape. Further north in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola it occurs in small pockets. It grows in scrub forest, wooded kloofs, dry woodlands, dry savannah, koppie slopes and coastal dune bush and also in high rainfall areas.
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