Right on our doorstep we have a plant that can be used as a tea to help with coughs and colds as well as in potpourri. It is the brown sage, currently in flower (July/Aug). This aromatic shrub has orange-brown flowers and is very attractive to sunbirds. This is an ideal plant for a natural fynbos garden. The tea can be made by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over a short sprig of leaves, leave to stand for 5 minutes and sweeten with honey.
All #fynbosfact info is taken from the “Field Guide to the Flora of Grootbos Nature Reserve and the Walker Bay region” by Sean Privett & Heiner Lutzeyer.
Hikers who do the fully guided and catered trail receive a copy of this incredible book as a gift.