ENGLISH: Grass Turtle, '' headache grass ''. GOUN: Jômakou or Afama.
PARTS USED: Leaves.
In West Africa, the leaves are applied as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and the leaf juice obtained by squeezing the leaves is used in coughing fits and ear infections as a pain reliever. the leaves are also applied to the forehead to combat headaches. In addition, the leaf juice is used to treat wounds, boils, and paronychia, and has antibacterial and antiulcer action. The leaves placed in a notebook, book or a document grow on their own and can reproduce plants and that is the magic of this plant.
It is a herbaceous plant that can reach 1 meter in height. It is found in gardens as an ornamental plant. The fleshy, opposite leaves are crenate at the edges and may reproduce the plant if they are buried in the earth. The flowers, hanging, grow at the end of the stems. It grows easily in gardens.
Direction of use
Apply the leaves directly to the forehead or head and hold for a while
Squeeze the juice from a leaf directly into the ear and leave it overnight.
- External ulcers After bruising them, apply the leaves to the ulcerated part and the wound.