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Scientific name: Tetradenia riparia

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: S Africa

Medicinal use: Tetradenia riparia is a species of flowering plant in the mint and sage family Lamiaceae. It is commonly used as a decorative garden plant due to its flowers when in full bloom. The essential oil of its leaves has an antimalarial content. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies in Rwanda and has been used across its range to treat coughs, malaria, diarrhea, dengue fever, headaches, toothaches, and some other ailments.

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