Voacanga africana

Family Name: 
Apocynaceae
Local Name: 
Bonawa/Bedaa/Ofruma
Uses As Per Literature: 

The latex obtained from the tree is applied to wounds and into carious teeth.  An extract of the bark is used for washing sores.A bark or root-decoction is used to treat heart-troubles.

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Fruit is used to treat headache. Roots are also used to treat  dysmenorrhoea.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Headache
  • Menstrual pain