R 110.00

African Potato Herb

The African Potato has been used widely for centuries as a traditional medicine, or “muthi,” in the southern regions of Africa. It is known in KwaZulu Natal as “inkonfe” in isiZulu and is used for cardiac diseases, intestinal parasites, cancer, to boost the immune system, diabetes, testicular tumors, prostate hypertrophy, burns, ulcers and more.

The findings of studies show that the African Potato possesses antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic properties and this supports the anecdotal, traditional uses in the management of painful inflammatory conditions, as well as in the control of type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, there is evidence of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.