KEISKAMMAHOEK

KEISKAMMAHOEK

Good morning from Keiskammahoek! Home to the Siyakholwa Group and the local community who work on this growing rural social enterprise project, Qobo Qobo Oils. Siyakholwa means “We Believe” #nowgrowing #qoboqoboessentialoils #qoboqobo #webelieve #siyakholwa #AmatholaMountains #RuralSocialEnterpriseProject #RoseGeranium #CapeChamomile #Rosemary #helichrysum #Keiskammahoek #EasternCape #SiyakholwaGroup

CAPE HELICHRYSUM

CAPE HELICHRYSUM

HELICHRYSUM H. Ordaratissimum HISTORY OF HELICHRYSUMThe genus name, Helichrysum, refers to the golden yellow flowers and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. Helichrysum has 244 species occuring in Southern Africa where they are widely distributed. HELICHRYSUM OILHelichrysum oil is used in traditional medicines, but H. odoratissimum is widely used[…]

ROSE GERANIUM

ROSE GERANIUM

Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum.  HISTORY OF ROSE GERANIUM OIL Native to South Africa, Pelargoniums were known for soothing effects on the skin.  They were used in remedies for burns and other topical ailments, used to soothe respiratory ailments, such as coughs and tuberculosis, as well as gastritis and dysentery.  Pelargoniums eventually came to be used[…]