Fagara xanthoxyloïdes

Fagara xanthoxyloids

 African names - Wolof: Guene GUI deg, - Bambara: houo, WO, Gozo ngua - Peuhl: Barkeley, Bulabarkele - Hausa: Fasahuari - Toucouleur: Dori -Goun and Fon: Hètin


The root of fagara is widely used as a tooth rub. It has a hot tang that is much appreciated and used to soothe dental pain and infections. The bark and roots are a good cure for sickle cell anemia and infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. This plant provides good relief from anemia and rheumatism.


Small tree 6 to 7 meters high, with many hooked thorns on the branches. The leaves are compound imparipinnate. The flowers are fragrant white. Fagara should not be confused with May tenu senegalensis which presents a similar aspect and also bears thorns but where the leaves are simple; these two plants are designated by very similar vernacular names.

Direction of use


Macerate the plant for 24 hours (100 grams of roots in 100 ml of water) and drink three times per day 5 ml of the solution or take one gram three times a day of powdered roots. You can also reduce the bark to powder and use the powder as a food supplement.

--Anemia and ovulation problems.

Take the powder of the roots + bark of fagara + roots of securidaca.

Note: The center has the powder for direct use.

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