In the local dialect, (i.e. in central Kongo in DR Congo and R. Congo) the name of Lippia multiflora plant is "Bulukutu". It is an aromatic, perennial plant from bush savannah of Africa.The leaves are dried in the sun and then infused in hot water to help brings down hypertension, eases digestion, reduce fever, stomachaches, and detox. It is consumed both for its unique taste but above all for its virtues. Its taste is very pleasant, it has some small notes of citronella. In traditional medicine, it is used alone or in combination with other plants for the treatment of back pain, cough, fever, bloating, constipation .
Bulukutu is a godsend in agriculture as it protects crops from harmful insects. Besides being taken as tea, it helps also as an insecticide in agriculture. Indeed, these leaves are introduced into bags of corn, cassava, beans and other crops. The insects do not dare to enter the bags containing the Bulukutu.