æther. HERBALIST & APOTHECARY
African potato contains several active ingredients that are of interest, including a nor-lignan glycoside called hypoxoside, rooperol and beta-sitosterol, it also has a high sterol and sterolin content.
These compounds have several biological activities, they are antimutagenic and cytotoxic to cancer cells, and ongoing research into hypoxis shows antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti diabetic, anti convulsant and anti cancer activity.
Research has also shown that these chemicals appears to alert the immune system to produce more CD4 – T cells - lymphocytes which are made available to destroy invading viruses and bacteria which cause bodily harm making this plant great for immune support