Uvaria doeringii is a woody, climbing shrub or a small tree growing up to 6 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes used locally, supplying medicines and edible fruits.
West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Benin.
The whole tree has a strong spicy odour[
The small green fruits are commonly eaten[
The roots, mixed with 'mako' pepper (Capsicum sp.) are rubbed on to sore skin[
A leaf-concoction, to which 'mako' peppers may be added, is drunk as a treatment for jaundiced conditions ('yellow fever'). The leaf-concoction is also used as a treatment for piles, palpitations and pain[
]. The leaves are made into a soup for women who have recently given birth[
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