Triclisia angolensis Exell
Triclisia dielsii Hutch. & Dalziel
Triclisia hypochrysea Diels
Triclisia subcordata is a climbing shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of a tying material.
West tropical Africa - Guinea to Nigeria, Central African Republic, south to Gabon and northern Angola.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The fruits are reported as edible[
A decoction of the root is drunk to treat fever and malaria. A root decoction is also taken as an emmenagogue and abortifacient[
The root pulp is rubbed in or root sap is rubbed into scarifications as a treatment for rheumatism, arthritis, anaemia and sleeping sickness[
A leaf or a root juice is mixed with salt in palm wine and then drunk as a treatment for coughs and bronchial disorders[
A leaf or root decoction has a sedative effect on the heart and so is used as a wash against palpitations[
The leaf sap has a soothing effect on coughs[
A decoction of the leaves and twigs is drunk, or leaf pulp is rubbed in, to treat oedema of the legs[
]. A decoction of the leaves is used as a nasal or ocular instillation and as a purgative or bathe against epilepsy[
A decoction of the stem is drunk as a treatment for stomach ache[
The stem bark is powdered and applied topically to syphilitic sores and leprosy[
The bark pulp is used as a purgative[
A methanolic leaf extract has shown significant anti-ulcer effects[
The stems are used as rope[
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