E. tenuipes has a very limited distribution within the Fynbos – Karoo Biome transition. It occurs naturally on the farm Lentelus, Bo-Kouga. Grown exclusively for Cape Fynbos Oils
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A rare plant grown only in the Bo-Kouga District in the Western Cape.
While recognised for its antiseptic properties, other therapeutic characteristics have not yet been definitively assessed. E. tenuipes is therefore most valued for its fine scent.
Traditionally used as a smudge herb in ritual and ceremony, as a way to connect with the ancestors and clear stagnant energy. The Khoisan anointed their bodies with this herb for its antimicrobial benefit. Other indigenous peoples used it as a soft sleep-inducing herb to make an aromatic and insect repellent stuffing for mattresses; hence the name kooigoed.