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  • Boerhaavia diffusa Historically, Boerhaavia diffusa has been used for its anti-diabetic and diuretic properties. In different areas of the world, Boerhaavia diffusa has also been used for pain relief, anti-inflammation, and treating indigestion. Boerhaavia diffusa is a tropical crawling root plant, with bioactive compounds in both the leaves and roots.
    a vigorous, low-growing, spreading vine with a long, tuberous tap root. It produces yellow and white flowers and is sometimes considered an invasive weed. It can be found in many tropical and warm-climate countries
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    • Where is it used? Country?City? Nigeria
    • Dialect Adamawa
  • Boerhaavia diffusa Historically, Boerhaavia diffusa has been used for its anti-diabetic and diuretic properties. In different areas of the world, Boerhaavia diffusa has also been used for pain relief, anti-inflammation, and treating indigestion. Boerhaavia diffusa is a tropical crawling root plant, with bioactive compounds in both the leaves and roots.
    a vigorous, low-growing, spreading vine with a long, tuberous tap root. It produces yellow and white flowers and is sometimes considered an invasive weed. It can be found in many tropical and warm-climate countries
    has long been used in traditional medicine systems as a diuretic (to increase urination) for many types of kidney and urinary disorders. The diuretic action of erva tostão has been studied and validated by scientists in several studies.
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    • Where is it used? Country?City? Nigeria,Adamawa
    • Dialect Jalingo
  • Aspilia Africana. Aspilia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family
    Historically, Aspilia africana was used in Mbaise and most Igbo speaking parts of Nigeria to prevent conception, suggesting potential contraceptive and anti-fertility properties. Leaf extract and fractions of A. africana effectively arrested bleeding from fresh wounds, inhibited microbial growth of known wound contaminants and accelerated wound healing process.Aspilia is thought to be used as herbal medicine by some chimpanzees.
    Aspilia africana is a very rapid growing, semi-woody herb producing usually annual stems about 2 metres tall from a perennial woody root-stock. It has a somewhat aromatic carroty smell
    It is widely gathered from the wild and used locally in traditional medicine

    Useful plants of tropical west africa *Burkil H.M 1985-2004
    Potentials of leaves of Aspilia africana (Compositae) in wound care: an experimental evaluation http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-7-24
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    • Where is it used? Country?City? Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Igbo Land
    • Dialect Jalingo
    • Type Noun
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