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Useful Tropical Plants

Pterorhachis zenkeri

Harms

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Pterorhachis zenkeri is a shrub.
The root and bark are sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western tropical Africa - Cameroon, Gabon.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fresh bark is used as an aphrodisiac[46. It has a taste like hazelnuts[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The root is used to treat problems relating to impotence, loss of libido, low sperm count and mental capacity[
608
Title
Medicinal plants of Aguambu - Bamumbu in the Lebialem highlands, southwest province of Cameroon.
Publication
 
Author
Focho D.A.; Ndam W.T.; Fonge B.A.
Website
http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
Publisher
African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Year
January 2009
ISBN
1996-0816
Description
A research paper, documenting the medicinal uses of 133 species of plants in West Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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