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