Lippia multiflora is an aromatic, perennial plant with more or less woody stems growing up to 3 metres tall[
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.
Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to southern Sudan and Uganda, south to Angola, avoiding the wetter regions.
Waste ground, bush savannah, old cultivations[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
The aromatic leaves are used to make a tea[
Young leaves, plus the inflorescences and immature fruits are cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The plant (part not specified, but probably the leaves and immature flowering stems[
]) is antibiotic, laxative and vermifuge[
]. It is used in the treatment of stomach aches, nausea and fevers[
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