|Infused with buchu, honeybush tea, rose geranium, wild olive or wild rosemary, these vinegars celebrate South Africa’s unique Cape Floral kingdom. Carefully selected fynbos herbs, reflecting the rich biodiversity of the Cape biome, not only delicately enhance the flavour of the specific vinegar, but also have countless medicinal properties. Unique vinegar, with a truly South African flavour!
BUCHUTwo species of Agathosma, a flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, are indigenous to the Western Cape mountains. Commonly known as Buchu, this herb smells like black currants and is favoured by herbalists in the treatment of urinary tract infections and stomach ache. It is also recommended as an all-round pick-me-up.
HONEYBUSH TEAThe Cape Fynbos biome, between Lambert’s Bay (west coast) and Port Elizabeth (south coast), is home to the Honeybush (Cylopia). Honeybush leaves have been used as a tea for centuries. Medicinal properties: a calming effect (no caffeine and a low tannin content) and richness in antioxidants. The bush’s gentle honey aroma resulted in the common name given to this plant.
ROSE GERANIUMNative to South Africa, the rose geranium has a number of medicinal properties. It acts as a natural disinfectant and may be used to reduce inflammation. It also helps to control bleeding and its soothing effect benefits body and mind.
WILD ROSEMARYWild rosemary (Eriocephalus africanus) thrives in clay soil. Medicinal value includes use as a diuretic, for treatment of colds and to promote healthy skin and hair.
WILD OLIVEThe magic ingredient in the wild olive (Olea europaea subspecies africana) is oleuropein, a constituent found in the leaves. This compound boosts the immune system, counters allergies, de-activates viruses and fights a variety of infections.