Griffonia simplicifolia

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Uses As Per Literature: 

The leaves are used in the production of palm wine, and give the wine a bitter taste. Sap that exudes from cut stems can be drunk to quench thirst. The leaf sap is drunk or applied as an enema to cure kidney problems. The leaf sap is used as eye drops to cure inflamed eyes. An extract from the powdered roots has been used to treat sickle cell anaemia.

Source (Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014)

Traditional Uses: 

Leaves are used in the treatment of boil, fresh wound, sore in the head and insect stink.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Sore in head
  • Insect stink
  • Boil