1847L. Pappe inC.A. SmithCommon Names (1966) 149It grows about the Zwartkeirivier, where it is a favourite beverage with Bushmen and others, who also chew it, and call it Bosjesmansthee.
1860Harvey & SonderFlora CapensisI. 463Methyscophyllum..is the ‘Bosjesman’s-thee’ of the colonists. The leaves, chewed to excess by the Bosjesmen, have intoxicating effects: a moderate infusion is said to be good as tea, and also as a remedy for asthma.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 82Bosjesman’s thee, Catha edulis, Forsk...An infusion of its leaves is used for coughs, asthma, etc. A rare shrub in South Africa known only from the Queenstown and Cathcart districts.
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