Khaya senegalensis A. Juss.

Nota de alcance (en)

Native to South Africa. Planted in forest nurseries and plantation at Pune and Vada (Maharashtra).

Anti-inflammatory, cardiogenic.




Folk medicinal uses

Bark: The bark is very bitter and has a considerable reputation among Africans as a fever remedy, and is even called "Quinquina du Senegal". The bark can be boiled and the decoction drunk at intervals as specified by the herbalist, fresh bark macerated in cold water and the infusion drunk, or the dry pulverised bark mixed with salt and taken in small doses every second day. The bark is also used as a vermifuge, taenicide, depurative and for treating syphilis. Crushed bark and seeds are regarded as emmenagogue.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 357.

2) Some medicinal forest plants of Africa and Latin America 67/ FAO. – FAO: Rome, 1986. – p. 130.

Khaya senegalensis A. Juss.
Término aceptado: 12-Feb-2021