1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 377Platdoorn,..This plant is also known among the Dutch as Ziekte troest..; a decoction is made from the root and used for all kinds of cutaneous eruptions.
1947L.G. GreenTavern of Seas 199The platdoorn, which grows well in low country, forms an ancient Hottentot decoction for skin troubles.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 372Platdoring,..The much thickened root contains an aromatic balsam which was used medicinally at the Cape towards the close of the 17th century...The acaulescent habit of the plant and the unisexual flowers, together with the spiny bladdery fruits, make it a singular plant in the South African species of Umbelliferae.
Unfortunately you are using a browser that is either outdated or not supported.
To view the content of dsae.co.za with full functionality, please use the latest version of one of the browsers hyperlinked below.