- -2%LimitedVoacanga africana (: Beda) - 150g Sold By: GMF Store
Voacanga africana is an evergreen shrub or tree growing from 1 – 11 metres tall and branching from low down. The bole can be 2 – 30cm in diameter. The tree has a long history of traditional medicinal use in Africa, where it also supplies food and a range of commodities. A bark or root-decoction is used to treat heart-troubles.
- -32%LimitedAnthocleista nobilis roots (akan:Awudifokete) - 150g Sold By: GMF Store
Cabbage palm is a small to medium-sized tree usually growing up to 18 metres tall but with occasional specimens to 30 metres. The bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres, and 50 – 90cm in diameter. Cabbage palm is widely used in traditional medicine throughout its distribution area as a strong purgative and diuretic. The bark has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. A bark decoction is taken or used as vapour bath to treat fever, stomach-ache, leprosy, gonorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea
- -12%LimitedJusticia secunda leaf - 150g Sold By: GMF Store
J. secunda consist of the fresh or dried leaves of Justicia secunda. It is an evergreen, perennial plant with stems that sometimes become more or less woody. It can grow from 90 – 200cm tall It is an erect grass of simple leaves, whose ﬂowers are contained in terminal panicles.
The folkloric uses of the plant include wound healing, anemia and abdominal pain. The anti-sickling, haematinic, antimicrobial and anti-hypertensive activities of J. secunda have been reported.
The leaves are used in the treatment of anemia, cough, cold, fever, malaria, measles, and whooping cough.The stem and leaves are used in a clarifying infusion for the treatment of amenorrhoea
- -12%Limited(Noni) Morinda citrofolia fruit - 150g Sold By: GMF Store
Noni is a dramatically foliaged evergreen shrub or small tree with a conical crown; it usually grows 2 – 6 metres tall, occasionally to 10 metres. The bole can be 12cm in diameter. Noni has long had a reputation for its healing qualities. The unripe fruit is used in Indian cooking in sambals and curries. Young leaves and blanched shoots – raw or steamed, added to curries etc. They contain 4.5 – 6% protein. The leaves are a rich source of vitamin A. Most parts of noni have been widely used medicinally since ancient times. The fruit contains rancid smelling capric acid and unpleasant tasting caprylic acid. It is thought that antibiotically active compounds are present.
The fruits are used as a diuretic, a laxative, an emollient and as an emmenagogue, for treating asthma and other respiratory problems
- -22%LimitedMoringa oleifera leaf - 50g Sold By: GMF Store
M. oleifera consists of the fresh or dried leaves of Moringa oleifera. Small to medium sized perennial tropical tree, up to 12 m high at maturity, with drooping branches; stem brittle with a corky bark. A true multipurpose tree with a wide range of edible, medicinal and other uses. Young leaves and shoots – raw or cooked added to salads, cooked as a potherb and added to soups and curries.They have a mustard-like flavour. The leaves contain 7 – 10% protein(This almost certainly refers to the dried leaf. The leaves are very nutritious, being rich in vitamins, minerals and the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine, which are often in short supply.
The young leaves are taken internally to increase the milk flow in nursing mothers. The tree is a nutritious, diuretic, laxative herb that is expectorant, increases milk flow, controls bacterial infections and is rubefacient when applied topically. It contains a potent antibiotic
- -35%LimitedCyperus esculentus (akan name: Atadwe) - 100g Sold By: GMF Store
Cyperus esculentus is a perennial grass-like plant producing solitary culms 10 – 90cm tall from numerous, spreading, underground stolons. The apex of the stolons swells to form ellipsoid to globose tubers 10 – 18mm long. Tiger nuts are regarded as a digestive tonic, having a heating and drying effect on the digestive system and alleviating flatulence. They also promote urine production and menstruation. The tubers are said to be aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant and tonic
- -9%LimitedSphenocentrum jollyanum roots- 150g Sold By: GMF Store
It consists of the dried roots of Sphenocentrum jollyanum. Sphenocentrum jollyanum is a perennial under growth of dense forest. It grows to an average height of about 1.5 m, with few scanty branches. S. jollyanum leaves are wedge-shaped, about 5–12 cm wide, smooth on both sides, and can grow up to about 20 cm long with a small-arrowed apex.
The root is used as an aphrodisiac tonic for men. The sap from chewing sticks made from the root is believed to relieve stomach-ache and constipation, and to boost appetite and sexual drive. Sphenocentrum jollyanum has shown anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antinociceptive, antitumor, antiviral, laxative, stomachic, tonic and aphrodisiac activities.
- -17%LimitedPiper guineense (Black Pepper)-100g Sold By: GMF Store
Black pepper consists of the dried matured fruits of Piper guineense. A twisted, perennial vine that grows up to 12m high on trees. The plant is a popular spice in Africa, where it is often harvested from the wild, semi-cultivated and sometimes also cultivated for use both as a spice and also as a medicine. The fruits and leaves are used fresh and dried as components of medicinal preparations. The roots are chewed and the juice swallowed as an aphrodisiac