Vernonia amygdalina

Family Name: 
Compositae
Local Name: 
Awonwono
Traditional Uses: 

Food: Leaves are used as a vegetable in stews and soups.
Medicine: Leaves are used in the treatment of heartache, menstrual pain and for foetal strength. The leaves are also used to boost apetite.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Heart ache
  • Dysmenorrhoea
Food Category: 
Vegetables