Anogéissus léiocarpus

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French: African birch. Hausa: Marké, Wolof: Ngediane Djerma: Gonga, Fon: Hlihon or hilihon.

Description.

tree of 15-30m high, with tree trunk at the base and sometimes fluted, reaching 70cm in diameter, with top narrow and dense, often to the falling branches The bark is fibrous, with fine bees, gray-beige, to the yellowish striped brown slice. The twig is finely pubescent, silvery, or brownish. The leaf is opposite, elliptical to oval lanceolate. The blade with acuminate apex, with a wedge base. The flower is greenish-yellow and brownish-orange in the center, only with a glass with 5 triangular teeth, 5-6 mm in diameter. The fruit is yellowish. On the occasion of Senegal to Ethiopia and he is as common, locally abundant, and gregarious.

Utilities

Anogéissus leiocarpus is a good medical plant, and you don't have to worry about the virtues.

: The roots in decoction using a pot of pots without use for treating hernia, and leprosy. The bark is an aphrodisiac and is used to prepare decoctions to treat sexual impotence and erection problems. He's also deworming and so infantile diarrhea. The association of twigs and leaves is used for jaundice. The leaves treat hemorrhoids and diarrhea. The seeds are not centrifuged. The gum is a laxative. The twigs are not used in an infusion to make the.

 

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