Helicrysum is a large genus within South Africa’s flora. The plant has been an integral part of traditional medicinal and spiritual practice for the first people communities of South Africa. Imphepho is used traditionally as a smudge where it is burnt as a means to cleanse a space and ward off evil spirits, as well as a medicine. In modern times, the plant is used frequently within holistic healing and is often extracted into a potent oil/tincture form. The word “helichrysum” has its roots in Greek and was likely inspired by the bright yellow orb-like flowers of the plant, with helios meaning “sun” and chryos meaning “gold.” Imphepho is the primary ingredient of both our Herbal Rolling Mix and our Terpene Infusions.
Suggested benefits: Although the genus is vast with many species, it has become the focus of much ethnopharmacological research. Studies seem to suggest promising potential that the plant can be used for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. The plant has been journalled as a phytomedicine for its ability to heal various wounds through direct application of the plant matter, or more recently, by applying the oils.
Honeybush is a popular South African shrub that is commonly made into a tea by fermenting the stems and roots. The plant is closely related to the family where Rooibos comes from, and has been used by traditional South African communities as well as the world at large as a pleasant, caffeine free warm beverage. The name of the plant comes from its honey like flavour, and has thus found its way into our Herbal Rolling Mix as well as our Terpene Infusions.
Suggested benefits: The shrub is suggested to have antimutagenic and antioxidant properties. The plant contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, iron and zinc.
This popular perennial evergreen plant is indigenous to South Africa as well as many other Mediterranean regions around the world. It has been used as a traditional and alternative medicine as well as a cooking ingredient in many countries world wide. The herb is part of the mint family and has a pleasant flavour, and thus, is part of our Herbal Rolling Mix and Terpene Infusion range.
Suggested Benefits: Recent studies have revealed a wide range of frequently reported pharmacological findings about the benefits of consuming Salvia Officinalis. These findings include anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, hypoglycemic, and hypolipidemic effects
Kindly note: the above information is not intended to impart medical advice or make any health claims beyond identifying, highlighting and summarizing some of the findings around these herbs. These findings come from traditional practices that have been investigated and journalled by ethnopharmacological and phytomedicinal researchers.