Tiliacora dielsiana Hutch. & Dalziel
Tiliacora dinklagei Engl.
Tiliacora leonensis is a large, evergreen, climbing shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, food and source of fibre.
West tropical Africa - Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Rainforest and fringing forest[
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]. The fruit is up to 20mm long and 15mm wide, it contains a single large seed[
An extract of the aerial parts is prescribed against dysentery, alone or in combination with leaves of Mallotus oppositifolius[
Preparations of the bark, leaves or root are taken to treat cough, amenorrhoea and tachycardia[
A paste of dried and ground leaves is given as an enema to pregnant women to help in the delivery of a heavy baby[
The crushed leaves are applied to wounds[
A root decoction is used as a treatment against gastric fever, oedema of the legs and anaemia[
The root is put in palm wine and drunk, or an extract of the aerial parts is drunk, in combination with Paullinia pinnata, to improve sexual vigour[
The root contains several alkaloids with curare-like action[
]. Two of the alkaloids, funiferine and nortiliacorine A, have weak antimalarial and antimicrobial action[
The stem is used to make chew sticks[
The stem is used as a tying material[
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