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Useful Tropical Plants

Albertisia cordifolia

(Mangenot & J.Mi├Ęge) Forman

Menispermaceae

+ Synonyms

Epinetrum cordifolium Mangenot & Miege

Common Name:

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General Information

Albertisia cordifolia is a shrub, usually adopting a climbing habit with stems up to 15 metres long that climb into the surrounding vegetation for support[
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The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The plant is considered poisonous to sheep[
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Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire.

Habitat

Found at low elevations in secondary formations inside dense humid forests[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height12.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The root is used to treat anaemia and oedema of the legs[
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The root pulp with some water is used in the form of nose drops and administered as a sedative to agitated people, as a complement to treatment with the root of Rauvolfia vomitoria[
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]. The root pulp is inserted into the vagina to treat uterus complaints and applied externally as a haemostatic[
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]. Men suffering from gonorrhoea take an enema of the root pulp. A root maceration is taken as an enema or in draught as aphrodisiac and stimulant[
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The roots contain the bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids cycleanine, isochondrodendrine and norcycleanine. Cycleanine is a neuromuscular stimulant in small doses and paralyses at high doses[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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