Pycnanthus angolensis

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Uses As Per Literature: 

Preparations made from the bark are used as a potent purgative, to cleanse the milk of lactating mothers and to treat coughs and chest complaints. In Côte d’Ivoire, bark is used as a poison antidote and against ascites and leprosy. In Congo the bark is used to treat a number of gynaecological problems, from infertility to gonorrhoea. In Côte d’Ivoire a root macerate mixed with parts of other plants is taken by draught to treat schistosomiasis. In São Tomé the bark is used to treat malaria.

Traditional Uses: 

Bark is used to treat fever and rheumatism.  A decoction of the bark is taken to treat anaemia.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Fever
  • Rheumatism
  • Anaemia