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The plant is claimed to be therapeutically useful in the management of convulsion, leprosy, oedema, rheumatic pains, asthma, female
sterility and inflammation. Bark decoction is used for cough, bronchitis, menstrual pains, and arthritis while the root decoction is used for
jaundice. Aqueous extract of the pod is used as anticonvulsant whilst its paste is used to treat rheumatism. The intense odor on roasting is claimed to have insect- and snake-repellent properties (Gill, 1992). In some parts of West Africa, the fruit serves as a spice or as a source of multivitamins. In eastern parts of Nigeria, fruits are used to prepare soups for mothers from the first day of delivery to prevent
Molluscicidal, antihypertensive, anticonvulsant
antiulcer, antidiabetic and antioxidant.
Infusion: about 25 g per day
Decoction: 300 g of crushed fruit boiled with 900 ml until reduced to 600 ml; take two tablespoonfuls twice daily
Patients sensitive to its characteristic smell
High doses may cause nausea and vomiting
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with all dietary supplements, you should consult a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions.