Parkia biglobosa

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Food: The leaves are sometimes eaten as a vegetable, usually after boiling and then mixed with other foods such as cereal flour. Young flower buds are added to mixed salads.
Medicine: In West Africa the bark, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds are commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a wide diversity of complaints, both internally and externally, sometimes in combination with other medicinal plants. The bark is most important for medicinal uses, followed by the leaves. Medicinal applications include the treatment of parasitic infections, circulatory system disorders, such as arterial hypertension, and disorders of the respiratory system, digestive system and skin


Traditional Uses: 

Food: Seeds are processed into a nutritious spice or condiment, which is used to prepare stews and soup.
Medicine: Seeds are also used to treat boils.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Boils
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