Isoglossa flava Lindau
Isoglossa violacea Lindau
Isoglossa lactea is a trailing or scrambling perennial plant with stems100 - 250cm long growing from a woody base[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food and medicine. It is sometimes sold in local markets[
East tropical Africa - Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania.
Montane evergreen rainforest or riparian forests, often dominant over large areas of the forest floor, at elevations of 1,300 - 1,800 metres[
The plant is a recognised weed of gardens within its native range[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
]. The leaves are chopped and cooked with coconut milk or pounded
groundnuts and served with a staple food such as rice[
The roots are boiled and the decoction drunk three times a day as a remedy for VD and coughs[
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