1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 247Hiccough-nut,..The vernacular name was..apparently derived from the alleged use of the fruit to relieve hiccoughs.
1975J.M. GibsonWild Flowers of Natal Pl.71Combretum bracteosum, This sturdy shrub is 2 m or more in height...The fruit..has one seed inside, which produces violent hiccoughs. Hence it is known as the ‘Hiccup Nut’.
1983K.C. PalgraveTrees of Sn Afr. 664The source of the common name, hiccup-nut, is somewhat obscure; while Medley Wood said that the edible fruits produced hiccups, C.A. Smith held that they were used in treating the complaint.
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