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A picture of a Monokwane


Zanthoxylum capense

Zanthoxylum capense by Mahomed Desai (

Full Sun
Moderate care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


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  • autumn
  • winter

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Monokwane Overview

A large number of Zanthoxylum species have been studied and most of them contain biologically active benzophenanthridine alkaloids. Of particular significance is sanguinarine and related alkaloids. Sanguinarine has anti-plaque and anti-inflammatory activity and is commercially used in toothpastes and oral rinses. It binds selectively to the dental plaque and almost completely inhibits bacterial growth, even at low concentrations.

Special features of Monokwane

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Monokwane

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