Blighia sapida

Family Name: 
Sapindaceae
Local Name: 
Akyee
Uses As Per Literature: 

The bark is one of the ingredients in a concoction administered for epilepsy. Leaf juice is used for washing or as drops for sore eyes, conjuntivitis and trachoma. The pulp of twiggy leaves is applied on the forehead to treat migraine/ headache.

Source: Agroforestry Database 4.0 (Orwa et al.2009)

Traditional Uses: 

Food: Seeds are eaten raw or fried and eaten as nut. Fruit pulp is also eaten raw or cooked.
Medicine: Bark is used to treat fever, hernia, headache and jaundice.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Fever
  • Hernia
  • Headache
  • Jaundice
Food Category: 
Fruits