Business blooms as E Cape locals cash in on herbal Covid ‘cure’
Enterprising villagers trade the same herb that is a major ingredient in a so-called cure being made in Madagascar
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a lucrative business opportunity to some entrepreneurial villagers in the Eastern Cape.
They are doing a rapid trade in Artemisia afra – commonly known as African wormwood or umhlonyane – the same herb that is a major ingredient in a so-called Covid-19 cure being manufactured in Madagascar.
A small plastic bag or bunch of this herb sells for about R15...