Lemon bush is a must for the medicinal herb gardener, it is used by many African tribes in traditional healing, taken as teas, lotions, even burning to inhale the smoke, which is the quickest way to get exposed to healing properties!
Stems and leaves are harvested as needed, but best during summer and autumn.
Sow seeds in situ in spring and early summer.
Take 5-8cm apical shoot tip cuttings in spring. Semi-hardwood cuttings root the best. Use rooting hormone to help!
Africa, South Africa, from Eastern Cape northwards, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya.
Soil PH preference
Taken for numerous ailments, coughs, colds, bronchial problems, fever, heat rashes, stings and bites.