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Useful Tropical Plants

Lippia multiflora

Moldenke

Verbenaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Lippia multiflora
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Scamperdale
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Lippia multiflora Lippia multiflora

General Information

Lippia multiflora is an aromatic, perennial plant with more or less woody stems growing up to 3 metres tall[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, especially as a tea and for its medicinal virtues. It is often planted in villages as an ornamental and for its uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to southern Sudan and Uganda, south to Angola, avoiding the wetter regions.

Habitat

Waste ground, bush savannah, old cultivations[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Ornamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The aromatic leaves are used to make a tea[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Young leaves, plus the inflorescences and immature fruits are cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified, but probably the leaves and immature flowering stems[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]) is antibiotic, laxative and vermifuge[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
]. It is used in the treatment of stomach aches, nausea and fevers[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-05-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Lippia+multiflora>

Comments

Umar AZIA 28th November 2016 9:55
Traditionally branches of lippia are placed in a bag containing Cowpea to protect it against storage pests

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