Simple, narrow linear to narrowly elliptic, may be alternate but typically arranged groups on very short twigs coming off the branchlets at right angles. The leaves are a glossy, deep blue-green colour
Fruit is edible
Multi-branched tree, usually around fire metres in height but may reach 10 metres or more.
The species is widely distributed in the noth-eastern parts of South Africa.
Medicinal uses, An infusion of the bark is taken as a stomach cleanser and used as an enema for stomach ache and fever, and to treat intestinal cramps and diarrhoea.
Preparation and Dosage. A teaspoon of powdered bark is boiled in water and no more than two cups are taken per day. The powdered bark may also be licked from the palm of the hand, and washed down with a small amount of water.
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