Curiosities: ‘Myron’, meaning ‘perfume’ or ‘aromatic’ and ‘thamnus’ meaning ‘bush’, this medicinal herbal plant is unique. It is popularly used as a decoction and or infusion as a local herbal tea by some indigenous communities including the Mokgola community in North West Province of South Africa, Southern Africa and Central Africa.
It is used by local communities to treat chest pains, epilepsy, mental disorders, as a tonic and to moisturize the skin, mainlyt through powdered leaves mixed with fat.
Other local form of usage is through smoke inhalation from burning leaves. The smoke has a rich aromatic perfume.
It is used in traditional/folk medicine to treat ailments like infectious diseases, respiratory, inflammation, wound, heart, and kidney ailments. It is also used to treat chest pains, epilepsy, mental disorders, as a tonic and to moisturize the skin.