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april 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Products

Sutherlandia Frutescens is regarded as the most profound and multi-purpose of all medicinal plants in Southern Africa.Because of its efficacy as a safe tonic for diverse health conditions it has enjoyed a long history of use by all cultures in Southern Africa.
Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilize its own resources to cope with diverse physical and mental stresses and it should therefore be more correctly known as an adaptogenic tonic.

The traditional Tswana name of ‘Phetola’ alludes to this:
‘Phetola’ means it changes, meaning that the plant changes the course of many illnesses into a favorable outcome. (Similar to the European concept of an alterative).

The North Sotho name of ‘Lerumo-lamadi’ means the spear for the blood symbolising that Sutherlandia is a powerful blood-purifier or all-purpose tonic.

The indigenous, folk and contemporary uses of Sutherlandia includes its use as a tonic for:

Enhancing well-being
Immune support
Stress, depression and anxiety
Wasting from cancer, TB, and AIDS
Quality-of-life tonic for cancers,
Appetite stimulant in wasted
patients, but not in healthy people
Chronic Fatigues Syndrome, ME Syndrome and
Yuppie Flu
Viral hepatitis
Asthma and bronchitis
Type 2 diabetes
Mild to moderate hypertension
Rheumatoid arthritis
Peptic ulcer, gastritis, and reflux oesophagitis
Hot flashes and irritability in menopause