Eminia harmsiana is an erect perennial plant with stems that usually become more or less woody; it can grow 100 - 150cm tall. 4-5 woody roots from the collar[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its root, which is one of several species used locally to make a very popular alcoholic beverage known as 'munkoyo beer'.
A rare species, it is restricted to the Zambian Copperbelt area and to two areas in Zaire: Kundelungu and Lubumbashi; endangered; lost on Mount Muken[
East Africa - southern DR Congo, Zambia
Miombo woodland; at elevations around 1,200 metres[
The roots are used as a sweetening agent when making a very popular, traditional, mildly alcoholic drink known as 'munkoyo beer'[
]. The pale root has a bitter flavour[
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