Honeybush

Honeybush illustrationCyclopia intermedia

Part used: Whole Plant

Energetics: Slightly astringent and cooling

Actions: antioxidant, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, phytoestrogenic, anti-ageing

Indications: Cough, respiratory problems, digestive issues, dry skin, heart disease, diabetes and menopausal symptoms

Honey Bush, so named because the flowers smell of honey, is traditionally used in South Africa for its positive effects on the urinary system and is valued as a stomachic that aids weak digestion without affecting the heart. The plant contains vitamin C, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and potassium. It is naturally high in antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, which play a role in protecting the immune system from oxidative stress that could damage cells. The phenolic compound found in Honey Bush can also help in lessening inflammation. The plant’s antibacterial and antiviral properties help eliminating germs and assist in enhancing the body’s immune system [1][2][3][4][5][6][7].

Honeybush is used in our Antioxidant Tea