Manihot esculenta

Family Name: 
Euphorbiaceae
Local Name: 
Bankye ahaban
Uses As Per Literature: 

The stem is folded and rubbed across the eyes of people suffering from glaucoma. The leaves are infused in bath water to treat influenza and fevers. The leaves are heated and rubbed across sore eyes

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Food: Young leaves are cooked as a vegetable. The tuberous root is boiled, fried and roasted.  The tuberous root is also boiled and used for making fufu.
Medicine: Leaves are used to treat fever and back pain.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Fever
  • Back pain
Food Category: 
Carbohydrates