Scientific nameCissampelos is a genus of flowering plants in the family Menispermaceae. Various species of this genus have a rich history of traditional use in the treatment of asthma, cough, fever, arthritis, obesity, dysentery, snakebite, jaundice and heart problems, blood pressure and skin-related problems. Moreover, many of these plants were traditionally used as curare applied as arrow poison during hunting.
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
Cissampelos capensis is indigenous to: Cape Flats Dune Strandveld Peninsula Shale Renosterveld Cape Flats Dune Strandveld