Acacia xanthophloea | Ubulawu dream herb | Mukanya Kude | Wild South Africa

Acacia xanthophloea | Ubulawu dream herb | Mukanya Kude | Wild South Africa



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Acacia xanthophloea

We buy our Acacia xanthophloea from a native women that sells medicinal plants on a small market in South Africa. She collects alls plants herself together with her family. The friend that buys from her for us is a strong supporter of special plants in South Africa and runs a small shop there besides being a teacher at a local primary school. We have been working with her for years based on exhange of plants instead of based on buying and selling. She shares her African plants and we share our South American plants. All are happy and no money brookers in between. That is how we love it and that is how we work as much as possible always with our partners overseas 🙂

About the Plant

Mukanya Kude (Acacia xanthophloea) is a tree that grows in the swampy areas of the south and east of Africa. The tree has a yellowish bark from which its Latin name derives. The more widespread name of Mukanya Kude is “fever tree,” as the European settlers at that time believed that malaria was descended from these trees, rather than from the real miseries that inhabited the same marshy areas, the mosquitoes.

In African culture, and particularly in Zulu, the bark of the Mukanya Kude is known for its characteristic Dreams. These dreams are considered visionary and prophetic.

Ubulawu dream herbs

Mukanya Kude is one of the so-called “Ubulawu” dream herbs. This name is associated with a series of plants in southern Africa, which are used for visions and vivid dreams. It is said that by taking Ubulawu herbs you can communicate with the spirits of the ancestors and receive special insights and answers.


The bark is removed with a knife and bark collectors usually focus on larger-sized trees. The tolerance of Acacia xanthophloea to damage is high, and usually trees recover from bark removal as well as from elephant damage.

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Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. New Herbals, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

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