Androsiphonia adenostegia is an erect shrub or small tree growing up to 6 metres tall.
West tropical Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire.
Undergrowth in dense, evergreen, humid forest; also found in new growth; on granitic soils at elevations around 800 metres[
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A plant of medium elevations in the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations around 800 metres.
The leaves are mixed with palm oil and applied to the head to kill lice[
]. Mixed with lime juice (Citrus aurantifolia) they are used to treat crab louse[
The plant contains saponins[
The plant contains the cyanogenic glycosides tetraphyllin B and volkenin, as well as their possible biosynthetic precursor the nonprotein amino acid L-cyclopentenylglycine, which is a potent inhibitor of valine and isoleucine utilization in bacteria[
The twigs are used as chew sticks for cleaning the teeth and maintaining dental hygiene[
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