Secamone platystigma K.Schum.
Toxocarpus africanus Oliv.
Secamone africana is a climbing shrub producing twining stems 4.5 metres or more long[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Tropical Africa - widespread through tropical areas.
A root and fruit decoction is given to men to treat hypertension[
A decoction of the aerial parts is taken to treat malaria[
An ethanolic leaf extract has shown significant antiplasmodial activity in vitro against 5 chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains. The extract was shown to be safe in an acute toxicity test, but there was evidence of limited liver and renal tissue damage in the chronic toxicity tests[
All parts of the plant contain latex[
]. No uses are mentioned.
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