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New Book: Medicinal Plants of Ponodoland
20th September 2012

A new book, Medicinal and Charm Plants of Pondoland, authored by Sinegugu Zukulu, Tony Dold, Tony Abbott and Tilla Raimondo, was launched on the 16th of Septmber at the Umtanvuna Reserve, Port Edward. 

Medicinal and Charm Plants of Pondoland describes sixty medicinal and charm plants and their uses, based on information told to author Sinegugu Zukulu during interviews conducted with four herbalists, Ixhwele Mashona “Sulamntwana” Wetu Dlamini, Inyanga Samson “Jakalas” Gampe, Umnumzana Sizwe “Mistoli” Shezi and Umnumzana Mpondombini “Sixteen” Danca

The information of indigenous plant use in Pondoland presented in this book will be of relevance to anyone interested in plants in the region, but it is primarily aimed at school pupils.

The Medicinal and Charm plants of Pondoland was produced and published by SANBI with financial support from the Norweign Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AVIS. The Botanical Society of South Africa generously sponsored the printing of 5000 books.

(download Medicinal and Charm plants of Pondoland  here)

(see SANBI press release here)

At the book launch (from left to right), author Sinegugu Zukulu with herbalists Ixhwele Mashona Dlamini, Inyanga Samson Gampe, Umnumzana Sizwe Shezi and Umnumzana Mpondombini “Sixteen” Danca.