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GRIFFONIA SIMPLICIFOLIA

 


Scientific: Griffonia simplicifolia
Common name: Griffonia
Local name: kagya, atootoo, poopoo (Twi) kadudu
(Fanti), gbogbotri (Ewe)
Family: Caesalpinaceae

Description: Griffonia is vine that could reach a height of over 50m on tall tress, but in low savannah and coastal areas, the height is around 4m.
Habitat: It is found in forest, high savannah and coastal belts and on ant-hills.
Part used: Seed
Folklore use: The vine is a good chew stick while the dried leaves treat baldness of the head. Active ingredient: SHTP (5hydroxy tryptaphan).

Uses: Relieves anxiety (anti-depressant). Enhances sleep. Suppresses appetite. Treats obesity. Worksaround the (serotonin) of the brain.


 SAUSAGE TREE

 


Scientific name: Kigelia africana
Common name: Sausage tree
Local name: Nufuten
Family name: Bignoniaceae

Description: It is a short, squat trunk, has light brown, sometimes flaky bark and supports a dense rounded to spreading crown (18m high) etc.
Habit: It is found near river banks and a times planted on roadside.

Active ingredients: Irodoids and nepthaqunones :Nepthaquinones (including kigelinone). Monoterpenoids - nepthaquinones (pinnata), isocoumarins (including kigelin), lignans (kigeliol), sterols (including bêta-sitosterol and stigmaterol), and flavonoids (including quercetin and luteolin)
Folkore (Uses): Rheumatism, snakebites, evil spirits, and even tornadoes. Used in making alcoholic beverage similar to beer, fresh fruit poisonous and strongly
purgative; fruits are prepared for consumption by drying, roasting or fermentation. It is an ornamental tree.
Orthodox (Uses): Anti inflammatory, skin ailments, from fungal infections, boils, psoriasis, and eczema, leprosy, Syphilis and Skin Cancer. It has also internal application including the treatment of dysentery, tapeworm, ringworm, post partum haemorrhaging, diabetes, malaria, pneumonia and toothache. The leaves are important livestock fodder. Fruit is
aphrodisiac.


 VOACANGA

 


Scientific name: Voacanga africana
Common name: Voacanga
Local names: Bedaa (Asante), Bonawa (Akyem), Fruma (Kwahu). Obranfoa, mpentemaba (Fanti) Atweadae (Dormaa), fakapenpen (Sefwi) bakye-bakye (Enchi), freketema (Ahanta) Kreketema (Wassa), tsikogoe (Hohoe) etc. foba (Nzema)
Family: Apocynaceae

Description: It is a small tropical tree that grows to 6m in height with wild glossy flowers, with scent of mushroom during flowering.
Habitat: It is a deciduous tree found in forest and high savannah areas.
Parts used: seed, root bark (radix) and bark

Uses: (folklore): Stem bark and seeds of the tree are used as a poison, stimulant, aphrodisiac and ceremonial psychedelic. Leaves used in treating burns.
Active ingredients: Iboga alkaloids such as voacangine, voacamine, vobtussne, amataine, akuammidine, tabersonine, coronaridine, others are ibogaine,
oboxygaine and iboluteine. Orthodox uses: Manages Alzheimer's disease (enhance
memory), suppresses drug addition; used as hypotensives. (The presence of vobtussive is active in the treatment of Cardiac problems.


 

 Bixa Orellana(Annatto)

English /Common name:
Annatto Family: Bixaceal

Part used: Seed

Season: November -March Active ingredient :Bixim

Uses: Used as natural food colour in butter,
cheese, margarine,chocolate smoked fish and pastry

   

 Piper guineese

English/ Common name:
Black Pepper Family: Pipericeae
Part used: Seed
Active ingredients: Volatile oil, akaloids, loisanine, dihydrowlsanine, dihydropiperine and related alkaloids: resin, lignans-dihydrocubabin, sesanin, aschantin.
Uses: For the treatment of coughs, bronchitis and rheumatism; the powered drug is insect repellant and insecticidal; fruit is spice. Antiviral.
Season: October - February

   

 Ximenia americana seeds

English/Common names: Tallow wood, Seaside Plum or Monkey Plum
Family: Olacaceae
Chemical composition: Cyanogenic substance such as cyanogenic glucosides, f1uoracetate or tannins which may considerably reduce their nutritive value or even toxic to animal.

Uses:The oily kernel is used as pomade to anointthe hair and body.Edible oil-60%.The pale yellow oil kis viscious and non­drying and can be filtered and clarified. Suitable for lubrication and soap making. Some active components of Ximenia Americana piant has been used to treat cancers in African traditional medicine. Used in Cote d'ivoire as traditional remedy for bacterial diseases:active against Gram negative (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes and Bacillus subtilis) bacteria.

Season: April - May and Oct - November.

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