Pink agapanthus

Other Names:

Society Garlic, Wild Garlic, Sweet Garlic

Benefits

  • Anticoccidial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antithrombotic
  • Anticancer
  • Snake-repellent
  • Insect-repellent
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal

Pink Agapanthus


Tulbaghia violacea

Pink agapanthus (Tulbaghia violacea) is a fast-growing, bulbous, drought resistant garden plant that is indigenous to South Africa. It can grow to approximately 2 feet tall and is a perennial flowering plant with narrow leaves and large clusters of violet flowers that produce a strong fragrance between the mid-summer months and autumn.

Snake-repellent: Pink agapanthus has been shown to be of benefit as a natural repellent of snakes. Combining with cinnamon essential oil, or used alone, when combined with water can be used as a repellent spray to repel snakes.

Coccidiosis: T. violacea was found to significantly decrease oocyst production in poultry.

Insect Repellent: Pink agapanthus is known for its ability to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs