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Datura stramonium

English / Common Name: Devil's Trumpet leaf, Black Datura. Family: Solanaceae
Part Used: Leave

Chemical Constituents: Tropanealkaloids: (hyoscine, hyoscyamine(atropine) and other related tropane alkaloids); triteipenoids( sterols, with anolides)

Uses: Antispasmodic in renal and abdominal colic, anti-asthmatic; mydriatic in ophthalmic practice; for drying up sweat and oral secretions. For preparation of hyoscine.

Season: All year round

 

KATEMFE

Scientific name: Thaumatococcus daniellii
Common name: Katemfe
Local name: Aworomo
Family name: Marantaceae

Descriptions: It grows three to four meters height and has large papery leaves up to 46cm long. It bears pale purple flowers and a
soft fruit containing a few shiny black seeds.

Habitat: It is found in wet places of rain forest areas.
Folklore (uses): Leaves used as food wrappers.
Active ingredients: Thaumatin
Uses: An intensely sweet protein which is of interest in
the development of sweetness. Used by diabetics. A
flavouring agent
        





Mondia whitei roots (White's ginger)

English I Common Name: Mondia or White's Ging Active Ingredients: Reserpine and Aijmaline
Uses: Sedative

Chemical Constituents: Essential Minerals like zinc, iron andl' calcium as well as antioxidant vitamins A,D,E and K. roots contain isovanillin, a flavouring agent.

Traditional Use: Used in Cosmetics applications, claiming tol make the skin lighter, smooth and when ingested. The roorts are sometimes used for the treatment of headaches, diarrhoea stomach upsets and Gonorrhoea. Its leaves can be boiled anq: an infusion is taken to stop vomiting.

Season: All year Round .

   

Moringa oleifera leaves

English/Common Name: Horse Raddish Tree
Family: Moringaceae

Part Used: Leaves, seed, bark, roots
Active Ingredients: Pterigospermine

Uses: Broadspectrum medicine for almost 300 ailments including Hypertwntion, Impotence, Asthma, Cardiovascular disease, all forms of Malaria headaches etc.

Season: All year round


   

 Irvingia gabonensis bark

Family:
Irvingiaceae
Part Used:
Seed and Stem
Chemical Composition: Gingerol, Shagaol, hyd roxypheyal kanones(6).

Uses: Edible oil industry Used. in the Cosmetic Industry, Anti Aging remedy.

Season:
December to February.

   

 PREKESE

Scientific name: Tetra peura tetraptera
Common name: Aridan
Local name: Prekese
Family name: Mimosaceae

Description: A deciduous tree 6-30m high, bark smooth
to rather rough, grey or brown, young branchlets
glabrous with petiole leaves.
Habit: It is found in river rain and secondary forests.
Past used: Fruit, bark, leaves, pulp, roots etc
Active ingredients: Rich in sugars, tannins, coumarin,
scopoletin, aridanin, magnesium, potassium, iron,
phosphorus, Vitamin C etc.

Folklore or Traditional uses: Therapeutically useful in
the management of convulsion, leprosy inflammation
and rheumatoid pains. It is a spice; treats diabetes,
hypertension, arthritis etc.
Orthodox (Use): It has anti-inflammatory and
hypoglycaemia properties. It controls cholesterol levels.
Controls hypertension, Treat Bilharzia Enhances healing
of production of breast milk. Enhances healing
reproductive wounds. Scent used as perfume. It is used
as condiment. Flavour in beverages.

   

CORYNANTHE

Scientific name: Corynanthe pachyceras
Common name: Corynanthe
Local name: Pamprama

Description: A tree up to 21m high, bole fluted and twisted to 2m girth bearing a low branching spreading crown; of forest under-storey.
Habitat: Found in rainforest under-storey
Active ingredients: Corynanthine, corynantheine,
corynanthydine, corynantheidine and alpha yohimbine.

Uses: For anthemetics, brains, nervous system, febrifuges,
genital stimulants/depressants, leprosy, pain killers, pulmonary troubles; skin and mucosae.

   

CRYPTOLEPIS

Scientific name:
Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
Common name: Ghana quinine
Local name: Nibima (Akwapim), Kadze (Ewe) Gangamau
(Hausa)
Family name: Periplocaceae

Description: Thin stemmed twining or scrambling shrub, leaves elliptic, oblong - elliptic, apex acute to shortly acuminate etc.

Habitat: Plant occurs in forest clearings in high Savannah areas.
Parts used: Roots, leafs stem.
Chemical constituents: Alkaloids: cryptolepine, quindoline, a phenolic derivative of cryptolepine and two other uncharacrised alkaloids.

Uses: Anti malarial, anti-inflammatory; also anti microbial and antihypertensive.


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