Ceylon Leadwort

(Plumbago zeylanica) It is popular throughout Africa as a remedy for parasitic skin diseases, especially leprosy; it is also used as a root decoction to treat scabies and ulcers (Sofowora). It is used in the Philippines as an abortifacient (Watt & Breyer-Brandwijk), but this is just as toxic as its relative, P indica. The sliced root and leaves are acrid enough to produce blisters, deliberately done sometimes. That acrid juice was the means of tattooing among some of the southern African peoples like the Gwembe Tonga.

After several hours contact with the flesh, it is said to leave an indelible mark (Scudder).

Chaerophyllum temulentum > ROUGH CHERVIL

Chamaemelum nobile > CAMOMILE

Chamaenerion angustifolium > ROSEBAY WIL-LOWHERB

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