Dried leaves and twigs of Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis
Origin - Wellington, Western Cape
Flavour Profile - resinous
Rhino bush was traditionally infused in brandy or wine and used as a medicine for indigestion, dyspepsia, ulcers and stomach cancer. Rhinocerotinoic acid identified in Rhino bush has significant anti-inflammatory activity, which would explain why, according to oral tradition, it was a popular remedy during the influenza epidemic of 1918. The young tips of the branches are used for infusions and the cedar-like flavour is derived from a resin constituting up to 20% of their dry weight. As a tea infusion Rhino bush makes a great tonic with an unusual flavour that grows on one.
Breathable brown kraft packet with sturdy A-line tag, no cellophane inner - 11cm high, 7cm wide and 4cm deep at the base.
Makes 20 cups
Disclaimer: this information is educational and is not intended as medical advice