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Umuthi omhlophe – White medicine

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The term “umuthi omhlophe” refers to “white medicine”. The medicine gets the name from the fact it is typically white in colour and foamy in texture. The colour and texture are the result of the saponis in the plant(s) materials used. Saponins are compounds known as glucosides that are found in plants and are known to make foam when shaken or stirred in an aqueous solution, such as water.

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