English: Sour fig
Description and diagnostic features
It is a succulent smooth leafed sprawling plant that mostly grows on sandy soils. The outer edges of the leaves have a red tinge. The flowers are yellow. Sometimes the old shrivelling flowers have a pink hue. A different species has bright pink flowers.
Leaves and fruits.
Chewing the leaves will immediately give relief to a sore throat.
It is fine to swallow the juice.
Fruits are cooked up with sugar and water to make a pleasant healing jam.
It will only treat the sore throat of a cold but not relieve the rest of cold and flu symptoms.
Well drained sandy soils.
It is easily propagated by placing a stolon with leaves on the soil.