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Sutherlandia frutescens

Sutherlandia frutescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Leguminosae
Genus: Sutherlandia
Species: S. frutescens
Binomial name
Sutherlandia frutescens
(L.) R.Br.

Sutherlandia frutescens (Cancer bush, Balloon pea, Sutherlandia; syn. Colutea frutescens L., Lessertia frutescens (L.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning) is a southern African legume which is reported to be effective in treating HIV/AIDS.


  • Phakamani M' Afrika Xaba & Alice Notten (April 2003). Sutherlandia frutescens. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
  • Carolyn Dempster. "Medicinal plant 'fights' Aids", BBC News, 2001-11-30. 
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