(Olea europaea africana)Price:
Available in the following regions:
Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal
The well-travelled Wild Olive. This indigenous Olive sub-species is widespread throughout Africa. Locally, its leaves are a favourite with kudu and blue duiker, while its small fruit is eaten by baboons, warthogs and birds. The timber is, however, termite and borer resistant and has resulted in fencing posts that have lasted for more than a century.
People use the leaves to make tea or as a brew for healing eye infections. Infusions from the bark relieve colic, while extracts can even be used as snuff to treat a bleeding nose.