Common name: Black plum
African names - Wolof: lêg, lung, hOl - Bambara: koro, koroba, korofin, koto -Goun and Fon: Fontin.
Vitex doniana is strongly recommended as an anti-asthenic. The active parts are the peels and leaves in a sweet decoction for adynamic states and respiratory ailments. Its black fruits are rich in micro-nutrients and are very pleasant to the taste.
It is a tree 10 to 15 meters high. The leaves are
composed of 5 leaflets. The flowers are white sometimes spotted
purple. The fruits are dark green drupes then black when ripe.
Direction of use
- Fatigue and feverish state.
Make a decoction of 15 grams per liter of leaves of
Vitex doniana and drink a cup after the meal.
--The leaves in decoction are diuretic and aphrodisiac.