Anthocleista nobilis

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Uses As Per Literature: 

A root decoction is commonly taken to treat constipation, to regulate menstruation and as an abortifacient. It is used as a wash, bath or vapour bath to treat leprosy, venereal diseases, oedema and scrotal elephantiasis. In Sierra Leone a decoction of the roots with lemon is taken to treat hepatitis.


Traditional Uses: 

The roots are used in the treatment of infectious disease of the throat (diphtheria) and also good for curing gonorrhea. “The leaves are used for aiding toddlers to walk”.




Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Diphtheria
  • Gonorrhea