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Mngazana Estuary

Did You Know?

Mngazana Estuary is located close to Umngazi and is an estuary of national importance and contains the third largest mangrove forest in South Africa, covering approximately 118ha. Many traditional medicines are made from mangroves, including those for treating skin disorders, headaches, rheumatism, snake bite, ulcers and many more. The sap from the ‘blind-your-eye mangrove’ can be used to treat sores and marine stings, though it can cause blindness if it gets into the eyes. The sap is being tested for its medicinal properties.

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