Saturday, 6 May 2017

Alchornea floribunda

Niando; Alchornea floribunda

Image result for Alchornea floribundaa large, straggly shrub that grows into a bush about 4.5 metres (15 ft) tall.

This plant has many traditional uses. The leaves are sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable and may be eaten with meat or fish as an antidote to poison. They are also consumed as a remedy for ovarian problems and gastro-intestinal disorders. A decoction of the dried leaves is used to treat diarrhoea and the leaves are pulped to promote the healing of wounds. The dried leaves and fibrous root scrapings are used as a substitute for tobacco. The powdered rootbark is highly prized in traditional medicine as a stimulating intoxicant and aphrodisiac.


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