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Some   common   herbs   and      their   usage

Lime (citrus aurantifolia) Lime bud tea is used for gripe in babies. Coffee and lime juice is drunk for arthritis.

Bamboo (bambusa vulgaris) Tea with bamboo leaves and tomato leaves taken for malaria fever. The root decoction is abortifacient.

Coconut(cocos nucifera) Coconut root and husk are used to make a tea for amenorrhoea. Oil rub for flu,colds,rash.Coconut water for jaundice,rehydration

Cassava(Manihot esculenta) Grated bitter cassava with olive oil is appiled over sores.

Castor oil (Ricinus comminis) Seed oil used as purgative. Leaf rubbed with soft candle,tied to the forehead for headaches.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) Leaves makes a tea to treat hypertension. the tartartic acid in tamarind pulp is a laxative

Soursop (Annona muricata) Crushed leaves produce a scent that is inhaled for dizziness.The leaves used as sedatives. Poultice of fruit used for ring worms.


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