Sutherlandia frutescens is an adaptogen regarded as the most profound and multi-purpose of the medicinal plants in Southern Africa. It has a long history of use in Southern Africa. Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body in mobilizing its own resources to cope with physical and mental stress. It is an herb with a profound effect on the body-mind-energy system, maintaining and optimizing physical, mental and emotional wellness, and it is as if Nature has combined in Africa, in a single plant, the immune stimulating benefits of Echinacea, the anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects of Hypericum and the energy of Panax Ginseng.
It is an excellent Source of Calcium, Vitamin C and Iron.
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A cool drink is made out of the pulp which makes for a refreshing break. This lemonade-type drink is consumed by both the healthy and the sick. It is also often given as a calming agent for those with a fever, but is also used to combat diarrhea, dysentery, small pox, measles and haemoptysis. Pregnant women in The Gambia use it as an important source of Calcium. In addition, the herding people in Africa used the citric and tartaric acids of the pulp as milk-curdling agents.