Sticky Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa) Live Plant
Common Names: Ake Ake, Hopbush, Sticky Hopbush, Soapwood, Switchsorrel
Botanical Name: (Dodonaea viscosa)
Ethnobotanical History: Leaves are traditionally chewed in South America for 'coca-like' stimulation. Mixed with coca or used alone as a substitute. Australian pioneers used the fruit as a substitute for hops for brewing beer. Traditional medicinal applications include chewing the leaves to treat toothache and preparing a root decoction to apply externally to cuts and wounds. Sources: Shaman-Australis.com, S. Voogelbreinder, 2009.
Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live plants outside New Zealand.
*Special thanks to Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz for the lovely pic of Dodonaea viscosa.