Although strikingly beautiful, the silver-leaf Terminalia is so locally widespread and abundant in parts of southern Africa that it is easily overlooked. Yet, buried deep within, locked up in the bark of its roots, is a compound with almost magical anti-ageing properties, much sought-after by those in the know and a well-kept secret from everyone else. In this episode, shot at the beautiful Elephant’s Eye camp on the edge of Hwange National Park in north-western Zimbabwe, Gus (the African Plant Hunter) shares a few titbits and the medicinal properties of this plant, and reveals the compound that makes it so effective in the battle to keep looking and feeling more youthful!

To learn more about Elephant’s Eye, check out: https://hideawaysafrica.com/experiences/elephants-eye-tented-chalets/ For further detail on the anti-ageing compound in Terminal sericea, have a look at these links: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313888035_Anti-aging_neffects_of_a_novel_sericoside_05_cream_in_reducing_skin_wrinkles_and_ameliorating_skin_texture https://cosmeticsbusiness.com/news/article_page/Sericoside_the_natural_ally_to_improve_skin_health/120191

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