Guerkea schumanniana De Wild. & T.Durand
Zygodia axillaris Benth.
Baissea axillaris is a climbing shrub producing stems up to 15 metres long that twine into the surrounding vegetation for support. The stems can be up to 12cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
The bark is used to make a powerful hunting poison[
Tropical Africa - Senegal to Central African Republic, south to Angola and DR Congo.
Riverine forest, coastal forest and secondary forest, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
A latex obtained from the stems is added to palm wine to increase the intoxicating effect[
A decoction of leafy twigs is used in the treatment of kidney disorders[
A maceration of the root is used as eye drops to treat psychosis[
A decoction of the roots and stem bark is taken to treat colic; it causes no diarrhoea[
The bark in decoction is applied to the skin of dogs to cure mange[
A decoction of the leafy twigs is taken as a diuretic[
A white latex is obtained from the stem. It is used medicinally[
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